Raising the Bar: A Medical Director's Quality Improvement Initiatives
Guest: Dr. Steve Stroman, Medical Director at Eagle III, Oshkosh Fire, DePere Fire and Rescue, and Oconto Falls Area Ambulance
Posted February 18, 2015 - 18 minutes and 18 seconds
Over the years, I’ve seen local ambulance service medical directors engaged in policy, procedures, trainings, and quality improvement projects. Unfortunately, we have medical directors at the other end of the spectrum who are never seen and their name not known by the people working under their MD license.
When Dr. Steve Stroman from the Green Bay area stood up at last September’s Paramedic Systems of Wisconsin Conference and rattled off over six or seven major initiatives they completed for the year, I listened in amazement. In this webcast Dr. Stroman offers some great ideas from the medical director’s perspective, and projects they’ve recently completed that you can easily pick up on and do the same.
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There’s something to be learned in this webcast. It’s more than what’s being done, but also what you can do with some effort and collaboration. EMS departments often strive or boast to be the best. Proof is in your system’s performance and your next great initiative. The ideas shared in this webcast can be a good conversation starter.
Dr. Steve Stroman
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Joe is executive director at the Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin. He joined PAAW in January 2010 as Director of Business and Development.
His professional and volunteer ambulance and emergency medical service work began in 1988 at Fitch-Rona EMS in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. He's held national, regional and state EMS leadership positions, to include: director of sales and public relations at the Wisconsin EMS Association, EMS EXPO conference show manager at Cygnus Business Media, and regional manager and director of strategic initiatives at Life Link III, an air medical and ground ambulance provider in Minneapolis.
In addition, Joe was appointed by Governor Jim Doyle to the Wisconsin EMS Advisory Board and served a four year term from 2004 to 2008. He's held committee positions with the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) and Los Angeles County Fire Museum's Pioneers of Paramedicine Project.
Joe earned a master's degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, and bachelor's degree in radio/TV broadcast management from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville.
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