JEMS Editor-in-Chief, A.J. Heightman and several close friends and colleagues of Mickey Eisenberg, MD, celebrated his work at a dinner in his honor recently in Seattle. The group met not only to celebrate decades of Eisenberg’s contributions to EMS, but also his semi-retirement. Eisenberg is professor of medicine at the University of Washington and director of Medical QI at King County EMS. He serves as co-director of the Resuscitation Academy and has authored “Resuscitate! How Your Community Can Improve Survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest,” now in its second edition. Eisenberg has been measuring and improving EMS services for cardiac arrest for 40 years.
Heightman presented Eisenberg with a JEMS Lifetime Achievement Award, saying, “Mickey Eisenberg’s name is synonymous with the words ‘Success in Resuscitation,'” and noting that Mickey has been an inspiration for him and many others in the EMS community for decades.