From Judy Gilleland - City Manager
The Division of Fire’s monthly EMS training for June featured guest lecturers from the Atrium Medical Center Trauma Program. Chief Trauma Surgeon Dr. Daniel Butler and Trauma Program Manager Sara Tompkins BSN, CEN presented the State of Ohio, Division of EMS mandated Trauma Triage criteria required for Paramedic recertification. In addition, Dr. Butler and Mrs. Tompkins shared data from the Atrium’s Trauma Program highlighting the integral relationship the Division of Fire has with the Atrium Medical Center Emergency Department.
The City of Middletown, Division of Fire transports over 50% of all patients that arrive via ambulance to the Atrium Medical Center Emergency Department among 28 other EMS providers and account for 41% of all patients designated as Trauma Patients. In 2010 the Trauma Program saw 697 Trauma Patients and is on track to see over 750 in 2011. Atrium Medical Center’s Level 3 Trauma designation ensures the highest quality, 24 hour stabilization, diagnostic, surgical and rapid transfer services required for patients with life threatening injuries.
In 2010 the Division of Fire responded to 8158 EMS calls that resulted in nearly 7,000 transports primarily to the Atrium Medical Center Emergency Department. Our partnership with the Atrium Emergency Department led by our Medical Director, Dr. Ralph H. Talkers and Trauma Director Dr. Daniel Butler highlights the quality EMS service provided by the Division of Fire.