Tillamook Regional Medical Center, Tillamook, Oregon

March 2017
Tillamook Regional Medical Center (TRMC)

Tillamook Regional Medical Center (TRMC), located in Tillamook, Oregon (OR), was recognized for implementing an innovative Community Paramedic (CP) program in their county.

Positive Outcomes:

  • Ambulances were set up as mobile WiFi hotspots to ensure connectivity when patients’ homes or service areas lacked coverage.
  • Updated technology and hardware to support teleconferencing capabilities from patients’ homes to allow for real-time review and documentation in the patient chart.
  • Improved staff and provider engagement.

Top Accomplishments:

TRMC implemented an innovative CP program in their county, which will ultimately help hundreds of patients who would likely not have sought follow-up medical care until very ill. With continued support from the OR State Office of Rural Health (SORH), TRMC will build on the momentum and success it has had to improve workflows and processes.

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,560,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.