Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency System

The Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency (TSE) System was created to address the top three preventable causes of death: trauma, stroke, and heart attack (a.k.a. STEMI). This is a collaborative approach from all stakeholders throughout the state including hospitals, EMS agencies, public health districts, and the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare.

About TSE

The Idaho TSE System is molded 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.


NEW...3 Governor Appointed Vacant Seats
There are 3 current vacancies for a governor appointed seat. Please send application along with CV/resume and Governor Appointed Application to by Tuesday, April 30th. Please contact the TSE Program staff at 208-334-4000, if you have any questions or concerns.

  1. Under Idaho Statute 56-1027 (2)(a), "One (1) representative from a facility that either holds or is seeking designation as an Idaho trauma center. The representative shall be the medical director, the coordinator or the program manager responsible for facility's trauma program;"
  2. Under Idaho Statute 56-1027 (2)(a), "One (1) administrator of an Idaho hospital that either holds or is seeking Idaho trauma, stroke or heart attack designation;"
  3. Under Idaho Statute 56-1027 (2)(a), "One (1) Idaho citizen with an interest in furthering the quality of trauma, stroke and heart attack care in Idaho;"

TSE Education Seminar - If you attended the TSE Education Seminar on Tuesday, April 9th, you have 30 days from the date of this activity to complete your evaluation and claim your continuing education credits through CME Tracker. Link to claim credits Enter Event ID 73651.

TSE Patient Follow-up Request Form for EMS Providers
EMS providers can use this communication tool to help them and their supervisor/educator obtain follow up feedback about provided care for TSE patients. Submit a request form.

2023 TSE Applications
Starting on July 1st, paper applications will only be available for first-time applicants, or renewing Trauma Level II and III designations. All other applications can be found online through the IGEMS link located under the Idaho TSE Facility Designations tab. Please contact Program Specialist Maegan Kautz to obtain your login credentials and schedule a 30-minute training webinar.

Stroke (Rehabilitation & Recovery) Website
Inspired by an Idaho stroke survivor, this web page has been developed for recovering stroke patients and their caregivers. It provides multiple resources including support groups, adaptive sports, therapies, and medical supplies. To check out the site, please visit our Education and Resource page and scroll down to the bottom. Please share it with your colleagues and recovering patients. Contact the TSE program staff if you have a resource you would like added.

Emergency room workers wearing PPE push an empty hospital bed through a hallway
Idaho TSE System motto: "Get the right patient, to the right place, at the right time."

TSE Council & Regional Committees

Get council agendas, meeting minutes, and TSE rules and statutes.
Get committee meeting information, agendas, and documents.
Contact Us
Melissa Ball, TSE Program Manager
Maegan Kautz, TSE Program Specialist
Stacy Connolly, EMSC Program Manager