NEMSMA Board Members Attend National Association of EMS Physicians Gathering - New Orleans

National Association of EMS Physicians Gathering - New Orleans 

NEMSMA Board Members Troy Hagen,  Sean Caffrey and Brian LaCroix attended a variety of meetings and sessions at the National Association of EMS Physicians gathering this week in New Orleans.  Key conference topics included: clinical research and poster presentations, how to develop core measures for EMS and discussion surrounding Mobile Integrated Healthcare/EMS/Community Paramedics.   NAEMSP is the one of the largest gatherings of physicians held each year.   Thanks to these dedicated Board Members participating at their own expense to represent NEMSMA and your views at this national physician's conference.  

IAEMSC and NEMSMA Merger Discussions Suspended

IAEMSC and NEMSMA Merger Discussions Suspended

In December of 2013, the Boards of Directors of the International Association of EMS Chiefs (IAEMSC) and the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA) jointly announced unanimous decisions to proceed with creating a consolidation plan to merge the two EMS associations into a single new organization. Since that time, NEMSMA has been working diligently to accomplish this goal.

While NEMSMA continues to believe that the synergies of the two organizations are substantial and would do much to promote the EMS profession, it does not appear a merger is possible at this time. Recently, IAEMSC made it clear to NEMSMA they were unable at present to move forward and commit to a merger. 


During the last year, NEMSMA expended significant resources in deliberating the merger, conducting due diligence, as well as comparing and contrasting our philosophies with those of the IAEMSC regarding the industry and our approach to representing the leaders of EMS.

NEMSMA believes that neither association is well served by continuing to forestall independent actions that fulfill our individual strategic plans. We feel further delays for the purpose of only discussing a merger would serve to hinder our individual groups’ missions and progress. NEMSMA is therefore regretfully suspending further action in pursuit of consolidation for the immediate future.

NEMSMA remains interested in consolidating with IAEMSC as we believe it is in the best interest our respective associations and the greater EMS community. NEMSMA will certainly consider and carefully evaluate an IAEMSC offer to commit to and complete a merger at such time an offer occurs.

2014 Election Results

Congratulations to the new and returning Board of Director members:

BRIAN LACROIX

Returning to the Board for a second two-year term, Brian LaCroix is President of Allina Health Emergency Medical Services, covering about 1,200 square miles in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area and greater Minnesota. LaCroix will continue to chair the NEMSMA Membership/Development Committee. 


 RYAN GREENBERG

Ryan Greenberg returns for a second two-year term on the Board. Chief of EMS Operations for Vanguard Health Systems, Greenberg has two decades of experience in all types of EMS systems, including ocean rescue. As Chair of the NEMSMA National EMS Officer Competencies Committee, Greenberg participated in the release of a national framework for EMS leadership. "Seven Pillars of EMS Competencies."


 STEVE COTTER

Steve Cotter is the Director of EMS for Berkeley County in the Charleston metro area of South Carolina and have previously served as the Executive Director of the Sedgwick County EMS System in Wichita, Kansas. He returns to the NEMSMA Board of Directors for a second two year term.


 ALLISON BLOOM

Allison J. Bloom is an attorney, consultant, coach and educator with nearly 30 years of experience working with EMS and fire agencies, a pharmaceuticsl company and small-to-mid sized businesses.


 FRANK MINEO

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Board members presented at EMSWorld Expo

Board members presented at EMSWorld Expo

Wednesday, Nov 12 8:00AM - 9:15AM

Super Volunteers: What EMS Can Learn from Highly Successful Volunteer Organizations in Other Sectors and Countries Sean Caffrey, MBA, CEMSO, NRP

Volunteer EMS organizations face many challenges relating to time and resource management, especially at the administrative level. This session explores how large-scale volunteer organizations such as the Red Cross and the Boy Scouts of America and other service organizations manage their volunteers. Best practices of large volunteer organizations in emergency services such as St. John’s Ambulance, the National Ski Patrol, Tasmanian Ambulance Service and Virginia Beach EMS will also be explored. At the conclusion of this session volunteer EMS leaders will have a greater awareness of the tools used by successful volunteer organizations.

Wednesday, Nov 12 9:30AM - 10:45AM

EMS Officer Competencies for the 21st Century Ryan Greenberg, MBA, NREMT-P, Troy Hagen, MBA, NREMT-P

Advancing your EMS leadership career can often be a challenging and confusing road. Once in your new role as an EMS officer, understanding the expectations and ensuring you complete each of your daily operational tasks can be as stressful. In order to help field providers understand the path to leadership and help current EMS officers achieve success, the National EMS Management Association recently developed a set of core competencies for supervising, managing and executive EMS officers. This session reviews the Pillars of EMS Officer Core Competencies, and how they can help guide personal career growth, define expectations of leadership and strengthen your agency’s leadership team.

Wednesday, Nov 12 11:00AM - 12:15PM

How to Improve Employee Engagement Brian LaCroix

Often described as action-oriented, independent and self-motivated personalities, EMS providers can be a tough bunch to lead. When staff members are not truly engaged with their organization, it shows up in how they treat patients, each other and extended stakeholders. Employee engagement is much more than just employee satisfaction. An engaged employee is a person who is fully involved in, and enthusiastic about, his or her work and committed to the interests and objectives of the organization. Since Allina Health EMS began measuring, we’ve seen employee engagement increase by 2½ times.

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Election results

 

Congratulations to the new and returning members of the Board of Directors:

BRIAN LACROIX

Returning to the Board for a second two-year term, Brian LaCroix is President of Allina Health Emergency Medical Services, covering about 1,200 square miles in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area and greater Minnesota. LaCroix will continue to chair the NEMSMA Membership/Development Committee.

RYAN GREENBERG

Ryan Greenberg returns for a second two-year term on the Board. Chief of EMS Operations for Vanguard Health Systems, Greenberg has two decades of experience in all types of EMS systems, including ocean rescue. As Chair of the NEMSMA National EMS Officer Competencies Committee, Greenberg participated in the release of a national framework for EMS leadership. "Seven Pillars of EMS Competencies."

STEVE COTTER

Steve Cotter is the Director of EMS for Berkeley County in the Charleston metro area of South Carolina and have previously served as the Executive Director of the Sedgwick County EMS System in Wichita, Kansas. He returns to the NEMSMA Board of Directors for a second two year term.

ALLISON BLOOM

Allison J. Bloom is an attorney, consultant, coach and educator with nearly 30 years of experience working with EMS and fire agencies, a pharmaceuticsl company and small-to-mid sized businesses.

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