It is imperative that all seriously ill and injured patients be delivered in a timely manner to the closest
appropriate facility. There are 48 hospital emergency departments in Maryland. When patients need a higher level of
care, MIEMSS has designated nine trauma centers and specialty referral centers including ones for burns, cardiac,
spinal cord injuries, pediatrics, eye, hand/upper extremity, hyperbaric, neurotrauma, perinatal, and stroke (primary
and comprehensive) centers across the state. Maryland's Trauma and EMS System insures that the patient
get to the right facility to receive the right care through the use of statewide medical protocols for EMS
Forms, policies, resources, and courses pertaining to Base Station designation.
EMS Clinician Protocols
The MD Medical Protocols for Emergency Medical Services Providers. These are the Protocols for EMS,
effective July 1, 2023.
Information on Hospitals designated as Primary, Comprehensive, Acute, and Thrombechtomy-Capable
The Stroke Smart Resource Center including how to become (and stay) Stroke Smart, Stroke Smart Champion
information, and stroke research
Citical Care Coordination Center
MIEMSS created the C4 to facilitate critical care transfers throughout the State of Maryland for patients
to receive the "Right Care, at the Right Time, at the Right Place."
EMS Transfer of Care Times
MIEMSS closely monitors times on the transfer of care from EMS to hospital staff, and sends weekly
reports to 34 Maryland hospitals and freestanding EDs.