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45 minutes | Sep 16, 2022
Episode 4 - A Conversation with Dr. Jon Krohmer
In our return to the podcast after a short break, host, Angela Madden sits down with Dr. Jon Krohmer, the former director of the federal Office of EMS. They talk about his work during his time in federal service and his current project, the National EMS Museum. The National EMS Museum is a volunteer led organization that collects, preserves and shares the history of emergency medical response in the United States in hopes of inspiring future professionals to take up the call. The National EMS Museum organization operates a virtual museum and produces traveling exhibitions that tour the country every year. The Collections at the National EMS Museum house over 300 years of history that covers the development of pre-hospital care in the United States, North America and around the world.Become a member of the National EMS Museum by going to www.emsmuseum.org.
8 minutes | May 7, 2022
Special Episode! EMS EXPO 2022
Chris Haney and Bill Adams from Tri-Hospital EMS join host Angela Madden for a live sit down on site at EMS EXPO 2022. This episode was recorded at the beautiful Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth, Michigan. For more information visit, www.emsexpo.org.
50 minutes | Apr 29, 2022
Can You Handle This Truth? A Conversation with Orlando Blanco About Liability and Risk Management
Orlando L. Blanco has been an attorney and litigator for nearly 40 years, during which he has tried cases involving a wide array of liability issues including: Civil Rights liability, Governmental Liability Claims, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Automobile Negligence (both First and Third Party), Professional and Medical Malpractice, Hospice Liability, Rental Car Liability, Paramedic and EMT Liability, Semi Tractor/Trailer Liability, Insurance Claims disputes, Property Losses and Wrongful Death cases.Prior to opening his own private practice in 1995, Mr. Blanco served as a Senior Litigation Attorney with CIGNA Insurance Company’s Field Litigation Office in Detroit Michigan where he defended a number of insurance defense claims.Mr. Blanco is regarded as a national authority in the area of Risk Management, particularly in the EMS field, having published and presented numerous works on the subject and having successfully defended EMS providers in dozens of states in the United States.Contact Orlando here: www.blancopc.com
48 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
Be Kind to Your Mind
The Stay Well program is administered by behavioral health professionals at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) in partnership with the Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI) and Gryphon Place. It provides mental health support services to Michigan residents struggling to cope with emotional distress from the ongoing COVID‐19 pandemic. Originally set up through a federal grant from FEMA in early 2020 with training provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the program is now supported by state and federal funding. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, call -888- 535-6136 and use option "8". For more information visit. www.michigan.gov/StayWell
30 minutes | Jan 28, 2022
COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Update with Scott Moore
Scott is a Massachusetts licensed attorney and possesses certifications as both a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and the Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). He is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA), the Northeast Human Resource Association (NEHRA), and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). In addition, Scott is an active member of the American Ambulance Association and has been a Site Reviewer for the Commission for the Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) for many years. Scott is still an active EMT and continues to respond to emergencies as a Call Fire Fighter in his hometown.Moore EMS Consulting LLC
31 minutes | Oct 24, 2021
It's All About the People
Ken Cummings front Tri-Hospital EMS in Port Huron and Gary Wadaga from Bay Ambulance in Baraga take a few minutes to talk about what the new Medicaid reimbursement increase means to their agencies.
31 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
Special Episode - State Representative Jeff Yaroch Talks About the FY22 Budget
This episode was recorded on September 22, 2021 just hours after the House of Representatives approved the FY22 Budget. Representative Yaroch was elected to the House in 2016 and has been a firefighter/paramedic for over 25 years.
25 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Unexpected Nightmares: A Paramedic attacked and stabbed on duty describes the hurdles of recovering from PTSD
On June 24, 2015, Ben Vernon's life changed. While responding to a “routine medical assistance” call, he was stabbed multiple times by a bystander. The incident and the ensuing ordeal left Ben with a changed perspective.Ben shares his story so that others, who may be going through a similar situation, can know that what they are experiencing is not their fault and that they are not alone. He wants others to know the impact this kind of event can have on a person, and how best to help someone who is going through crisis.
18 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Special Episode: MDHHS Director Elizabeth Hertel Outlines Her Vision for Healthcare in Michigan
The Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) joins host, Angela Madden to talk COVID, vaccines and the future of healthcare in Michigan.
13 minutes | May 21, 2021
EMS Week with Special Guest, Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrest
We welcome Michigan's 64th Lt. Governor, Garlin Gilchrest, III. LG Gilchrest talks the importance of EMS Week and how everyone's job has changed during the pandemic.
53 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
The Data Kingpins
The information collected by EMS caregivers in patient care reports can be extremely valuable to public health officials, policymakers, health care providers and anyone else looking to tackle a public health problem. Michigan's EMS data repository is a collaborative system to improve patient care through the standardization, aggregation, and utilization of point of care EMS data at a local, state and national level. Host Angela Madden brings in Director of Operations for Life EMS Ambulance (and overseers of data at Life EMS), Kraig Dodge to pose answer some serious questions about how to obtain the best data and how to use it. Joining us on the podcast today are:Emily Bergquist, State MCA CoordinatorJohnny Wagner, State Data CoordinatorBonnie Kincaid, Executive Director of the Oakland County Medical Control Authority and Chair of the EMSCC Data Committee
43 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
I've Got the Watch
In this episode, guest host Kraig Dodge from Life EMS Ambulance turns the tables on Angela and puts her in the hot seat. And it was all recorded on her birthday!
36 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
Advocating for Rural Health Care
The Michigan Center for Rural Health (MCRH) is one of only three non-profit State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) in the country. As Michigan’s SORH, MCRH plays a key role in rural health care by assisting in the creation and implementation of partnerships among organizations, health departments, hospitals, government, and academia. Those collaborations and alliances go on to create new opportunities in the areas of network development, quality of care, emergency medical services, continuing education, and recruitment and retention of rural health care providers. In this episode, we sit down with MCRH EMS Program Manager Andrea Abbas, to discuss the MCRH’s mission to continue to advocate for and advance rural health within the State of Michigan. The last Critical Access Hospital to close in Michigan was in 2012. None have closed since. The Northern Michigan University has a Center for Rural Health with whom the Michigan Center for Rural Health works closely.
27 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
What's New in EMS Education?
MAAS Executive Director Angela Madden sits down with State of Michigan EMS Education Coordinator Terrie Godde and Kevin Wilkinson EMSCC Education Subcommittee Chair. They talk about changes to the e-licensure portal, Michigan Reconnect and Paramedic program accreditation.
25 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Special Episode: EMS Agency COVID-19 Vaccination Program
Host Angela Madden talks with Scott Moore from Moore EMS Consulting about EMS agency COVID-19 vaccination programs. Is your agency ready?
22 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
Special Episode: Your Questions Answered About the COVID-19 Vaccine
The world’s first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine rolled out of Kalamazoo and into hospitals and health departments earlier this week. MAAS recently polled EMS agency leaders and learned that only 30-60% of their crew members were prepared to receive the vaccine immediately. Most still had some questions. On this special edition of the MAAS Monthly Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Steve Rockoff, emergency department service chief at Henry Ford West Bloomfield, and Dr. Russell Faust, Medical Director at Oakland County Health. Together, they have been an integral part of the COVID-19 response and are here to answer some of the most frequently asked questions among EMS practitioners!
57 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
Did Someone Say Guru?
Join host Angela Madden and Reimbursement guru's Ron Slagell and Katie Arens for a thorough discussion of current EMS reimbursement items and issues facing EMS agencies today. Since recording, CMS has delayed the Cost Data Reporting requirements for another year due to COVID-19. Check out the WPS Learning Center here: www. wpsghalearningcenter.com
40 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
If Not Us, Then Whom?
MAAS Executive Director Angela Madden talks with MAAS Legislative Committee Chair, Jeff White from Richmond Lenox EMS and Bret Marr from Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates about industry advocacy efforts. Join us as we celebrate EMS personnel and Jeff's MIRS Quote of the Day!
31 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
What is MAAS?
Join MAAS Executive Director Angela Madden as she talks with MAAS Board President Jack Fisher and Professional Standards Committee Chairman, Chris Haney about what MAAS is and the organization's goals for the future.
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