Michael Petrie has resigned from his position as Director/Chief for Santa Clara County EMS Agency, effective February 27th. During his three and one-half years with Santa Clara EMS, Mike has brought high level leadership to this complex urban EMS system. Among his accomplishments are the development of a high-quality Strategic Plan and implementation of a new electronic patient record system. Mike lives in the East Bay and plans to stay in the area. He is admired by all of his colleagues at EMSAAC, and we wish him the very best!
The County of Sacramento has announced it is recruiting for an EMS Administrator. The recruitment closes at 5:00 pm on March 11, 2015. For additional information go to: JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) has finally approved a proposal by the Emergency Medical Services Authority which includes several pilot projects designed to explore the effectiveness, safety and sustainability of community paramedicine programs in California. OSHPD has statutory authority to approve such healthcare pilot projects under their Health Workforce Pilot Projects Program. Most of the pilots will begin in early 2015.
For additional information go to: EMS Authority Press Release