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November 22, 2017

Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency

October 3, 2017: Reminder...there will be NO TSE Council Meeting in October. We look forward to seeing everyone again in person on November 14th at Oxford Suites in Boise.

September 12, 2017: The TSE Council approved and designated the following facilities:
St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center as a Level I Stroke Center
Nell J. Redfield Memorial Hospital as a Level IV Trauma Center
Steele Memorial Medical Center as a Level IV Trauma Center
Bonner General Hospital as a Level III Stroke Center & Level II STEMI Center

August 8, 2017: The TSE Council approved and designated St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston as a Level III Trauma Center.

June 23, 2017: The TSE Council updated the statewide Trauma Triage Guidelines after feedback from multiple TSE Regions.  The updated version 3 is available here.

March 14, 2017: The TSE Council approved and designated the following facilities:
St. Luke's Nampa Medical Center as a Level II STEMI Center
St. Luke's Fruitland Medical Center as a Level II STEMI Center 

February 14, 2017: The TSE Council approved and designated the following facilities: 
Teton Valley Hospital as a Level II STEMI Center & Level III Stroke Center
Bonner General Health and Hospital in Sandpoint as a Level IV Trauma Center
Boundary Community Hospital in Bonners Ferry as a Level IV Trauma Center
St. Luke's Magic Valley in Twin Falls as a Level II Stroke Center

November 8, 2016: The TSE Council approved and designated Kootenai Health in Coeur d'Alene as a Level II Trauma Center.

October 11, 2016: The TSE Council approved Clearwater Valley Hospital in Orofino as a Level IV Trauma Center, and Teton Valley Hospital in Driggs as a Level IV Trauma Center.

September 13, 2016: The TSE Council approved and designated Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls as a Level II Stroke Center and a Level I STEMI Center.

August 9, 2016: The TSE Council approved and designated St. Luke's Boise and St Luke's Meridian as Level II Stroke Centers.

July 12, 2016: The TSE Council approved and designated Lost Rivers Medical Center in Arco as a Level IV Trauma Center. The TSE Staff would like to congratulate them for becoming the first Critical Access Hospital in Idaho to become TSE designated. 

June 14, 2016: The TSE Council approved and designated St. Luke's Boise Medical Center and St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center as Level I STEMI Centers.   

April 12, 2016: The TSE Council approved and designated Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center - Boise as a Level I STEMI Center.

March 8, 2016: The TSE Council approved and designated two Level II Trauma centers, Eastern Regional Idaho Medical Center in Idaho Falls and Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center - Boise. 

February 9, 2016: The TSE Staff would like to congratulate Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center - Boise in becoming the first Idaho TSE designated center. Saint Alphonsus Boise has been designated by the TSE Council as an Idaho TSE Level II (Primary) Stroke Center. The TSE Council approved their new logo.

January 28, 2016: Idaho Legislature approved the final rules for Time Sensitive Emergency System.  


The Idaho TSE system is modeled on evidence-based care, that addresses public education and prevention, 911 access, response coordination, pre-hospital response, transport, hospital emergency/acute care, rehabilitation and quality improvement. The TSE program creates a seamless transition between each level of care and integrates existing community resources to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. It will get the patient to the right place in the right time to the right care.

TSE Program Contacts
Bureau Staff Member Contact Information
Christian Surjan
Program Manager
christian.surjan@dhw.idaho.gov
208-334-6564
Melissa Ball
Program Specialist
melissa.ball@dhw.idaho.gov
208-334-2124
 Maegan Kautz
Administrative Assistant
maegan.kautz@dhw.idaho.gov
208-334-4904

 

TSE Council Members

Council Member

Council Seat

Dr. Bill Morgan - Medical Director Trauma Services, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (Chairman)
Representing a facility seeking trauma designation
Dr. Ondrej Choutka - Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Representing a facility seeking stroke designation
Dr. Nathan Green – St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center (Vice-Chair)
Representing a facility seeking STEMI designation
Harry Eccard – Deputy Director, Ada County Paramedics
Representing Urban EMS
Bill Spencer – Manager, Syringa Hospital and Clinics Ambulance
Representing Rural EMS
Mike Weimer – Regional Director, Life Flight Network
Representing Air Medical EMS
Todd Putren – Executive Director Critical Care and Emergency Services, Kootenai Health
Administrator of facility seeking designation
Brad Huerta – Administrator, Lost Rivers Hospital
Administrator of CAH seeking designation
Greg Vickers – Trauma Program Manager, Portneuf Medical Center
ED staff member from facility seeking designation
Dr. Kelly McGrath – Clearwater Valley Hospital & Clinics
ED staff member from CAH seeking designation
Drew Forney, retired
Citizen
Chris Way - Chief Officer, Kootenai County EMS
TSE Region 1 Chair
Shelli Triplett, RN - Regional Program Coordinator, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
TSE Region 2 Chair
Jana Perry, RN - Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
TSE Region 3 Chair
Brandy Bartholomew, RN - Saint Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center
TSE Region 4 Chair
Dennis Carlson - Service Lines Director, Portneuf Medical Center
TSE Region 5 Chair
Dr. Brian O'Byrne - Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center
TSE Region 6 Chair


 

The following guiding principles are the foundation for the TSE system:

  • Provide nationally accepted evidence-based practices to time sensitive emergencies
  • Ensure that standards are adaptable to all providers wishing to participate
  • Ensure that designated facilities institute a practiced, systematic approach to time sensitive emergencies
  • Reduce morbidity and mortality from time sensitive emergencies
  • Design inclusive systems for time sensitive emergencies
  • Participation is voluntary
  • Data are collected and analyzed to measure the effectiveness of the system 

The Idaho Legislature passed HCR 10 in 2013 to form a workgroup to define the elements of a TSE program, including funding mechanisms and an implementation plan. The workgroup was responsible for drafting legislation for consideration by the 2014 Legislature to form an Idaho TSE program.

The 45-member workgroup, comprised of a variety of stakeholders, including emergency medical service providers, hospitals, healthcare providers, public health, health insurers, rehabilitation providers, legislators and community members, met from May through December creating the system and the legislation to present to the 2014 Legislature. On March 19, 2014, Governor Otter signed Senate Bill 1329aa into law.  

Idaho Statute Title 56 Chapter 10 Subsection 24-30 gives the TSE Council authority to write rules governing the statewide TSE system. The Council has begun meeting and hopes to have rules ready for the 2015 legislative session.  

This page contains the TSE Resource Toolkits/Facility Applications for designation. We included specific information and guides for Performance Improvement Patient Safety, and Trauma Program Operation Process Performance Committee programs.

TSE Designation/Survey fee chart

             
Please note, that some of these are still in progress and are denoted by an *           

Trauma Center STEMI(Cardiac Center) Stroke Center
Level I*
Level II
Level III
Level IV

Level V

Pediatric Level I*
Pediatric Level II*
Level I
Level II

Level I
Level II
Level III




Waiver Application


Performance Improvement
Patient Safety(PIPS)                   
Trauma Program Operation
Process Performance
Committee(TPOPPC)    
           
Trauma Activation Fee (68X)
Developing a PIPS program
PIPS Program Handbook
Trauma Medical Review Form
Primary Review Form
Secondary Review Form
Tertiary Review Form
TPOPPC Guide Determining Trauma Activation Fee
Trauma Codes FAQ
CMS 68X (page 12)
CMS Manual System (page 90,91)

Below is the list of current TSE designated centers updated on 9/13/2017.

 

Name Trauma Stroke STEMI
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center - Boise Level II Level I Level I
Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center - Idaho Falls Level II Level II Level I
St. Luke's Boise Medical Center - Boise   Level II Level I
St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center - Meridian   Level II Level I
Lost Rivers Medical Center - Arco Level IV    
Clearwater Valley Hospital - Orofino Level IV
Teton Valley Hospital - Driggs Level IV Level III Level II 
Kootenai Health - Coeur d'Alene Level II    
St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center - Twin Falls   Level II  
Boundary Community Hospital - Bonners Ferry  Level IV     
Bonner General Health & Hospital - Sandpoint Level IV   Level III Level II
St. Luke's Nampa Medical Plaza - Nampa     Level II
St. Luke's Fruitland Medical Plaza - Fruitland
    Level II
St.Joseph Regional Medical Center - Lewiston   Level III    
Steele Memorial Medical Center - Salmon  Level IV    
Nell J. Redfield Memorial Hospital - Malad City  Level IV    

The Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency program is actively soliciting site surveyors.  We are interested in physicians and RN/program managers who are active within trauma, neuro, and cardiac specialties. The minimum requirements can be found below. If you are interested in becoming a site surveyor, please contact
Melissa Ball at (208) 334-2124 or melissa.ball@dhw.idaho.gov


Physician Surveyor Job description

Program Manager Job description

Surveyor Application

Below you will find educational items that were created by the Idaho TSE Regions, and approved for distribution by the Idaho TSE Council.   

Region 3 Flight Times Data Analysis

Water Safety

Prevent Stroke

Equestrian Trauma Prevention 2016

Teens and Driving Prevention 2016

Tranexamic Acid (TXA) Use

Transfers at the End of Life

Regional Committee Information

Upcoming Meetings

Friday, November 17th
10am - 12pm
Agenda

Kootenai Health
Board Room
2003 Kootenai Health Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

*Meetings are held on the third Friday of every other month.


Meeting Minutes

September 15, 2017
July 21, 2017
May 19, 2017
March 17, 2017
January 20, 2017
November 18, 2016
September 16, 2016 
July 15, 2016 
May 20, 2016 
March 18, 2016
January 21, 2016
November 20, 2015
July 17, 2015
May 15, 2015
April 17, 2015
March 20, 2015
February 20, 2015
January 27, 2015

Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, November 28th
2pm - 4pm
Agenda TBD

TBD
TBD
, ID 83522

*Meetings are held on the third Friday of every other month.


Meeting Minutes

July 25, 2017
May 23, 2017
March 28, 2017
January 24, 2017
November 22, 2016
July 26, 2016
May 24, 2016
March 22, 2016
July 18, 2015
June 16, 2015
March 17, 2015
January 27, 2015
November 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, January 3rd
2pm - 4pm
Agenda TBD

South Central Public Health District
Conference Room
1020 Washington St N
Twin Falls, ID 83301

*Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every other month


Meeting Minutes

November 1, 2017
September 6, 2017
January 4, 2017 
October 5, 2016
September 7, 2016 
July 6, 2016
April 6, 2016
January 6, 2016
November 4, 2015
October 7, 2015
September 2, 2015
June 4, 2015
May 13, 2015
April 1, 2015
February 4, 2015
January 6, 2015

Upcoming Meetings

TBD - Re-adjourn after holidays
4pm - 5:30pm
Agenda TBD

Portneuf Medical Center
Pebble Creek Room
957 Hospital Way
Pocatello, ID 83201

*Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of every other month.

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, November 16th
10am - 12pm
Agenda TBD

Eastern Idaho Public Health District
1250 Hollipark Dr.
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

*Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every other month


Meeting Minutes

September 21, 2017
July 20, 2017 - Draft
March 18, 2017
January 19, 2017
August 18, 2016
June 16, 2016
March 17, 2016
February 25, 2016
January 21, 2016
November 19, 2015
October 27, 2015
June 18, 2015
April 28, 2015
February 19, 2015

Statewide TSE Council Meetings

December 12, 2017

 Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
 999 N. Curtis Rd.
 Trauma Office Ste. 407
 Boise, ID 83706
 9am - 11:30am

Agenda TBD

*TSE Council Meetings - Second Tuesday of every month