Current Medical Control Staff:
Provides medical oversight to Northwest Regional Medical Control authority with the responsibility for the supervision, coordination, implementation, and compliance with protocols of the medical control authority. Dr. Smith is a Board Certified Emergency Medical Services Physician and is an Emergency Department physician at Munson Medical Center.
Munson Regional EMS Education and Northwest Regional Medical Control Authority
Coordinates, schedules and oversees Medical First Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Technician-Specialist and Paramedic courses. Coordinates and administers activities related to EMS system operations for the Medical Control region, to include the involvement of the participants of the MCA - EMS agencies, hospitals, central dispatch centers, and emergency management offices. Balances issues related to volunteer and full time EMS providers. Ensures compliance with state law related to EMS system operation and medical control authority responsibilities. Regularly reviews system policies and protocols and coordinates activities related to their revision and approval, including involving all affected parties. Prepares materials for educational sessions; quality improvement activities; and bimonthly EMS Advisory Committee activities. Follows-up with providers and agencies with regard to clinical and operational EMS issues. Manages the advanced provider credentialing and re-credentialing process including initial provider orientation and review.
Position is shared between Medical Control and EMS Education. Maintains database of all providers involved in our EMS system and their credentials. Also provides support, answers questions, directs questions during daily contact with EMS personnel. Oversees the American Heart Association authorized Training Center operations for the EMS Education Department.