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According to Maryland EMS standards, it is essential that all seriously ill and injured patients are promptly transported to the nearest appropriate facility. Maryland is home to 48 hospital emergency departments. For patients needing specialized care, Maryland features 9 designated trauma centers along with a variety of specialty referral centers, such as those for burns, cardiac conditions, spinal cord injuries, pediatrics, eye injuries, hand/upper extremity injuries, hyperbaric treatment, neurotrauma, perinatal care, and stroke (both primary and comprehensive centers). Maryland's Trauma and EMS System ensures that patients are transported to the most suitable facility to receive optimal care, guided by the Statewide Medical Protocols for EMS clinicians.


Base Stations

Forms, policies, resources, and courses pertaining to Base Station designation.

Hospital Hub Resource Page

Information about the eMEDs Hospital Hub portal including FAQs, training, forms, and MOUs.

EMS Clinician Protocols

The MD Medical Protocols for Emergency Medical Services Clinicians. These are the Protocols for EMS, effective July 1, 2023.

Trauma & Specialty Referral Centers

Information on Hospitals designated as Trauma Centers and Specialty Referral Centers

Perinatal & Neonatal Referral Centers

Information on Hospitals designated as Perinatal and Neonatal Referral Centers

Cardiac Intervention Centers

Information on Hospitals designated as Cardiac Intervention Centers

Stroke Centers

Information on Hospitals designated as Primary, Comprehensive, Acute, and Thrombechtomy-Capable Stroke Centers

Stroke Resources

The Stroke Smart Resource Center including how to become (and stay) Stroke Smart, Stroke Smart Champion information, and stroke research

Freestanding Emergency Medical Facilities

Information on Freestanding Emergency Medical Facilities and their designations

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.


Human Trafficking GET HELP

National Human Trafficking Hotline - 24/7 Confidential

1-888-373-7888 233733 More Information on human trafficking in Maryland

Customer Service Promise

The State of Maryland pledges to provide constituents, businesses, customers, and stakeholders with friendly and courteous, timely and responsive, accurate and consistent, accessible and convenient, and truthful and transparent services.

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Help Stop Fraud in State Government

The Maryland General Assembly's Office of Legislative Audits operates a toll-free fraud hotline to receive allegations of fraud and/or abuse of State government resources. Information reported to the hotline in the past has helped to eliminate certain fraudulent activities and protect State resources.

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