Office of Care Integration


The Office of Care Integration staff manage and coordinate quality monitoring activities for the trauma/specialty care system. Key components of the ongoing monitoring activities are the trauma registry data analysis, monthly meetings with the Maryland Trauma and Specialty Care Quality Improvement Committee, and case-specific follow-up on consumer complaints.

The Office of Care Integration oversees the following areas:

  • Perinatal Programs,
  • Trauma Centers,
  • Specialty Referral Centers, and
  • Freestanding Emergency Medical Facilities
  • Stroke Programs
  • Cardiac Intervention Centers


Our Mission

Our Mission is to implement the designation and verification processes for trauma and specialty referral centers, to provide continuing evaluation of these centers for compliance with the regulations and standards in COMAR 30.08 et seq., and to ensure ongoing quality monitoring of the trauma/specialty care system.

Stroke Centers & Freestanding Emergency Medical Facilities

Kenny Barajas, DNP, CEN
Chief, Office of Care Integration


Trauma, Burn, and Specialty Referral Centers

Elizabeth Wooster, PhD
Director, Trauma & Injury Specialty Care Program

Cardiac Intervention Centers

Katie Hall, MSN, RN


Perinatal and Neonatal Referral Centers

Abby Butler
Director, Perinatal and Neonatal Referral Centers

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