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2009-08-07 06:00:00

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Aug. 7, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One trauma center in Pennsylvania has been upgraded from a Level II Trauma Center to a Level I Trauma Center Accreditation for the period from October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010: York Hospital, York, PA The Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) is a non-profit corporation recognized by the Emergency Medical Services Act (Act 1985-45). The PTSF is the organization responsible for accrediting trauma centers in the...

2008-10-08 18:00:34

By EARL KELLY Staff Writer BALTIMORE - A national panel will review the protocols Maryland uses to determine which patients are taken from accident scenes to trauma centers, state officials said Monday. Also, starting as soon as the state can get the process in place, paramedics must begin consulting a trauma center physician before sending a patient to a trauma center. The new requirements apply in cases where patients don't show signs of serious injury, officials said. "Let's be...

2008-10-07 18:00:34

By EARL KELLY Staff Writer The heads of the state trauma center and emergency medical system were expected this afternoon to call for a review of the criteria for flying patients aboard state police helicopters. The move comes in light of a crash last month that killed the three-member crew and one patient, who was being transported by helicopter for minor injuries. Currently, roughly 50 percent of patients who are flown by helicopter have nonlife-threatening injuries, and an even...

2008-10-02 18:00:30

By EARL KELLY Staff Writer Reports that the patients aboard a state police medevac helicopter that crashed this weekend had only minor injuries have some lawmakers saying the state needs to reconsider the standards for air transport. Four people died in the crash. Ground paramedics use a sliding scale in deciding which patients should be flown by helicopter to a trauma center. At one end of the scale are patients who have highly visible injuries, while at the other, the patient...

2008-09-08 18:00:38

After years of stubborn refusal to do so, the state police medevac unit has cut back on the use of its helicopters, which suggests that they were being overused in flying accident victims to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Officials announced last week that the service will be transporting fewer patients. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, patients will be taken by ambulance to the nearest trauma center if that will take no more than 30 minutes. In addition,...

2008-08-29 18:00:39

By EARL KELLY Staff Writer A gentle breeze blew across Anne Arundel Medical Center's new helipad yesterday, a $4 million rooftop landing area that will be linked by elevator directly to the hospital's emergency room. The pad will go into service in December, hospital officials said. AAMC's current helipad is about a quarter of a mile away from the hospital, on the far side of Jennifer Road. "We have to call an ambulance (that's on contract with the hospital), get a crew, go pick up...

2008-08-05 09:01:31

By Ron Bartizek, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Aug. 5--PLAINS TWP. -- Severely injured or ill patients will have better odds of survival and recovery after Oct. 1, when a Level II trauma center officially opens in Geisinger Wyoming Valley's new critical care building. The hospital received notice Monday of accreditation as Luzerne County's first trauma center by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation. That will make a difference when emergency responders are attempting to save...

2008-08-04 09:01:05

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Level II Trauma Center Accreditation status has been granted to one additional hospital in Pennsylvania for the period from October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009: Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Wilkes Barre, PA The Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) is a non-profit corporation recognized by the Emergency Medical Services Act (Act 1985-45). The PTSF is the organization responsible for accrediting trauma...

2008-06-16 09:01:20

CareMedic Systems, Inc., a leader in proactive financial management for hospitals and providers, today announced that the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) has recently completed several successful go lives on the company's electronic Financial Record(TM) (eFR(R)). The solution is now installed in three of UMMS' four central business offices (CBOs) to help the institution gain an affordable, easy-to-use, enterprise-wide business intelligence tool while simultaneously enhancing...


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