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EMS 10: Innovators of EMS 2012

This supplement profiles the top 10 innovators in EMS who drove the profession forward in 2012. These individuals were nominated by their peers in recognition of their hard work, dedication and selfless efforts to make a difference in the delivery of EMS or in the lives of patients and providers.

Innovation & Progress

Follow in the footsteps of these inspirational leaders of EMS.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

Altering the Handling of CPR

Dale Becker formed & implemented a new crew resource management initiative for high-performance CPR.

Cynthia Kincaid

Sending Stroke Victims to the Right Destination

John Curry, Jr., helped create the FOAM-D Stroke Consortium with a goal of providing comprehensive, rapid response to the treatment of stroke patients.

Cynthia Kincaid

Helping EMS Services Stretched Too Thin

Jessica DeMarzo founded the Purchase College Emergency Medical Service, a new collegiate EMS agency.

Cynthia Kincaid

Reducing the Impact to EMS

James Dunford has directed the implementation of the San Diego RAP and eRAP, an EMS-based surveillance & case management system.

Cynthia Kincaid


Small but Mighty EMS

David Grovdahl revamped his EMS system using technology and improving educational standards.

Cynthia Kincaid


Navigating Patients through Healthcare

MedStar blazes a trail to revolutionize how EMS agencies successfully transition to mobile healthcare agencies.

Cynthia Kincaid


Increasing Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates

Dr. Graham Nichol led the creation of the Mission: Lifeline Cardiac Resuscitation Systems of Care program.

Cynthia Kincaid


Resuscitation Success Improved with Cooling

Joseph Ornato’s cooling program allows for the discharge of more than 14% of patients neurologically intact from the hospital alive.

Cynthia Kincaid


Program Brings Diversity to EMS

David Page spearheaded the formation of the Saint Paul Emergency Medical Services academy with the goal of diversifying St. Paul’s EMS workforce.

Cynthia Kincaid


Saving Lives with an App

Richard Price launched the PulsePoint smartphone mobile app to improve cardiac arrest survival rates.

Cynthia Kincaid


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