The former Coalition of Advanced Emergency Medical Systems (CAEMS) is now The Academy of International Mobile Healthcare Integration (AIMHI). This rebranding demonstrates high performance EMS systems’ focus to highlight the rapidly transforming role of EMS agencies across the United States and Canada. This first of its kind webinar will introduce the participants to AIMHI and its mission, and explain the concepts of High Performance EMS (HPEMS).
About the Presenters
MedStar Mobile Healthcare
Doug Hooten is the Chief Executive Officer of MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth, Texas. He has over 35 years of experience in EMS, having served as senior vice president of operations and regional director for American Medical Response, CEO of the Metropolitan Ambulance Service Trust (MAST) in Kansas City, and a variety of leadership roles with Rural/Metro Ambulance, Inc. in South Carolina, Georgia, Ohio and Texas. He has demonstrated considerable expertise in change management, cost optimization, process improvement and clinical excellence.
Having started his career in EMS as a field paramedic in Conroe, Texas, Hooten holds an undergraduate degree in business administration from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and a Master of Business Administration from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. He serves on the National EMS Advisory Committee (NEMSAC), and is the president of the Academy of International Mobile Healthcare Integration. Doug is also a Board Member for the American Ambulance Association and the Texas EMS Alliance.
An expert in Mobile Integrated Healthcare, Doug is a co-author of the Jones and Bartlett book “Mobile Integrated Healthcare – Approach to Implementation” and is a regular speaker for industry conferences.
Jonathan D. Washko, MBA, NREMT-P, AEMD
Assistant Vice President
Northwell Health – Center for EMS
Jonathan Washko as been involved in the EMS industry for over 30 years and has held progressive leadership position with small, medium and large EMS systems in government, private, for-profit and not-for-profit entities. Mr. Washko is considered the leading industry expert on EMS system design, High Performance EMS concepts, Industry Best Practices, EMS Deployment, Lean Business Processes, System Status Management and EMS Finance and is often called upon by EMS systems in crisis as well as those considered at the top of their game, in order to help transform these organizations to become the best they can be. Mr. Washko frequently speaks at national conferences, sits on various industry boards, consults on an international basis and currently serves as the Assistant Vice President of Operations with Northwell Health Center for EMS.
Niagara Emergency Medical Services
Kevin Smith started his career as a paramedic in Niagara after graduating from Niagara College in 1992 and going on to receive his Advanced Care Paramedic designation from the Michener Institute, Toronto in 1998. Receiving his Bachelors of Applied Business in Emergency Services degree in 2010, Kevin has worked through various levels of the profession to his current position as chief of Niagara Emergency Medical Services. Kevin is responsible for providing emergency services to the 12 local municipalities that make up the Niagara Region comprising a population of over 425,000 residents as well as over 2.5 million visitors to Niagara per year. He oversees a department budget of more than $40 million including the portfolios of land ambulance, dispatch (ACE), regional emergency preparedness, regional fire coordination, and regional 911 services. Kevin leads a team of more than 340 advanced and primary care paramedics, emergency medical dispatchers, emergency planners and administrative staff and his team handles 90,000 calls per year with over 50,000 patients transported to local hospitals. Kevin is active in national, provincial and regional paramedic organizations and currently leads the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (PCC) in strategic planning, receiving the PCC President’s Award in 2016.
Introduction to AIMHI and The New Role of High
Performance / High Value EMS – Part 1
October 19, 2016
12:00 pm EST.
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