Pacific Surgical at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Posted Jan 30, 2019
Trauma Program Medical Director
Legacy Emanuel (LEMC) is located in north Portland at the junction of 2 major interstate highways: I-5 (north-south) and I-84 (east-west). In 1978, Emanuel established the first hospital-based EMS helicopter (LifeFlight) in the Pacific NW (4th in USA), and the first Trauma Resuscitation Nurse program in the Pacific NW with patient care continuity from Emergency department to Radiology to Operating Room to Trauma ICU. Emanuel was the first to implement a direct to OR for immediate surgery on unstable patients. In 1986, the Emanuel Board of Trustees approved funding for a state of the art trauma center with helipad, ambulance bays, emergency department, four operating rooms separate from elective surgery, two cat scans and a stat laboratory all on the same floor in immediate proximity to one another. In 1988, Emanuel became the first hospital in the Pacific NW to achieve ACSCOT verification as a level 1 trauma center, a recognition it has held to the present day (30 years).
Other innovative programs developed at LEMC include:
Mobile Surgical Transport Team (MSTT) to respond to requests from regional hospitals and trauma centers to help stabilize trauma and emergency surgical patients who might otherwise die en route to our trauma center. This program has expanded to include the Mobile ECMO unit, now serving a four-state area.
Development of pulmonary critical care utilizing proning, use of the Volume Diffusive Respirator, and ECMO for trauma and extreme hypothermia.
Development of a Biomechanical Research laboratory and an ACS approved surgical research and surgical training facility to provide ATOM and ASSET courses.
Development of patented patient care technology:
• Sam Sling for open book pelvic fractures
• Synthes Matrix rib plating system.
• Far cortical locking technology to improve fracture
There is a dedicated group of 7 Trauma general surgeons, all of whom have completed surgical critical care and trauma or emergency fellowships. Ten physician assistants support the surgeons. The group provides trauma and surgical critical care training and education to residents from Madigan Army Medical Center, Oregon Health Sciences University, and Western University.
To facilitate trauma specialty groups’ contracting with Emanuel and coordination of care, we formed Trauma Specialists, LLP in 1999, to manage the physician trauma services as a department, rather than competing specialty groups. Each specialty group has an exclusive trauma contract, as long as they meet or exceed ACSCOT guidelines for a level one trauma center.
Interested applicants should contact Janece Herzog, business manager for Pacific Surgical, PC., providing the trauma, acute care and general surgery, and surgical critical care of our trauma program. Applicants must have an unrestricted license, board certification by the ABS or ABTS, trauma & surgical critical fellowship training, and documentation that he or she can lead and/or manage a multidisciplinary group of doctors, nurses, PAs, and allied personnel. Applicants must be instructors or course directors of ATOM and ASSET.
How to apply
Contact Janece Herzog, Business Manager, Pacific Surgical, PC.
501 N Graham St.
Portland, OR 97227
|Pacific Surgical at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Trauma Program Medical Director
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