CHARLOTTE, NC – Dr. Walt Stoy, PhD, EMT-P has been awarded the 2018 James O. Page/JEMS Leadership Award at EMS Today 2018 in Charlotte, NC.
This award recognized Dr. Walt Stoy, PhD, EMT-P as a leader, professor and visionary to the field and future of emergency medical services (EMS). The James O. Page/JEMS Leadership Award is given to individuals or agencies who have exhibited the drive and tenacious effort necessary to develop improved EMS systems, resolve important EMS issues and bring about positive EMS system changes.
Walt Stoy recognized that Emergency Medical care was his calling at the age of 15, when he enrolled in a first aid class. Since then he has received his EMT License, Associate Degree in EMS, Bachelor’s Degree in EMS and Doctorate of Philosophy in Education. Currently Dr. Stoy is a professor and director of the undergraduate program in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and the Director of the Office of Education at the Center for Emergency Medicine.
Stoy is internationally renowned for his endeavors in Emergency Medicine and is recognized by his peers as a ground-breaker and national leader in the field of EMS Educators. In 1984 he assisted in the creation of STAT Medivac. In the 90’s he served as the Executive Director of Emergency Medicine Enhancement Project with the Hamad Medical Corporation in Doha, Qatar. In 1998 he created the Bachelor’s program in Emergency Medicine for EMS personnel at the University of Pittsburgh.
Furthermore, he is also the creator and founding president of the National Association of EMS Educators and the Principal Investigator/Project Director over the EMS national standard curricula for the United States Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The award, sponsored by Hartwell Medical, is named for JEMS founder James O. Page, and was created in 2003 to encourage EMS professionals to work toward improvements in prehospital care. Page’s influence on emergency medical services ranged from his writing and advisory role on the television program Emergency!, to legendary essays and speeches. Page’s legacy continues to grow as the award is bestowed each year to individuals or groups with a desire to better EMS.
For more information on EMS Today, the James O. Page/JEMS award or the nomination process, please visit the JEMS website at JEMS.com.
JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services) seeks to improve patient care in the prehospital setting and promote positive change in EMS by delivering information and education from industry leaders, change makers and emerging voices. With a rich tradition of editorial excellence and an unparalleled consortium of subject matter experts and state-of-the-science content, JEMS fulfills its commitment to EMS providers, instructors and administrators through all media channels including online and print.
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