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KEITH WAGES ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION FROM OFFICE OF EMS IN JULY

Keith Wages, Director of the Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma has announced that he will be resigning in June 1, 2019. This is his communication to his colleagues:

Dear Colleagues,

 

I have notified Dr. O’Neal that I will officially retire from DPH effective June 1, 2019. Words cannot express how much I appreciate him giving me the opportunity to return as State EMS Director in 2010 or how much I appreciate all of your support and hard work. I am also very thankful that I have had the opportunity to serve as President of the National Association of State EMS Officials since September of 2016. It was a tremendous honor to represent Georgia and the South Region in that role.

 

I am so proud of Georgia’s EMS community, and I am grateful that I had the chance to serve with all of you. I wish you all the best.

 

Best regards,

 

Keith

 

NOMINATIONS PROCESS ENDS FOR 2019 REGION 1 EMS AWARDS

The nomination process for the 2019 awards for northwest Georgia Region 1 EMS began at midnight on December 31, 2018 and ended at midnight on January 31, 2019. All nominations will again be made only by the internet.

The Region 1 EMS Awards Nomination Website is not active now.

The link to the nomination site is https://www.nwgaems-region1awards.website 

The awards will be:

EMT of the Year

Danny Hall Medic of the Year

Stanley Payne EMS Leadership Award

Dr. James H. Creel Jr. EMS Pioneer Award

Mike Miller EMS Educator of the Year

Dr. Virginia Hamilton Special Achievement Award

David Loftin Pediatric Call of the Year

Dr. A. Richard Gray Trauma Call of the Year

Tommy Gayler Medical Call of the Year

EMS Service of the Year

Dr. Paul "Nasty" Nassour Lifetime Achievement Award

The awards will be presented at the 2019 Awards Banquet on March 14, 2019 at the West Georgia Technical College, Murphy Campus in Waco Georgia at 6:00 p.m. Registration to attend the awards banquet will begin the first week of February and the link will be posted on the Face Book page and this website.

 

ORIGINAL REGION 1 EMS COUNCIL

Established August 15, 1979

 

Next year is the 40th anniversary of the formation of the EMS Council. Can you locate any of these people for the celebration at the 2019 EMS Awards Banquet?

 

County:                Member 1                                                           Member2___________

 

Bartow                 Richard A. Griffin III, M.D.***                     Mrs. Cola Mae Vaughan

 

Catoosa                John O. Wiggins, Attorney                            Roger Bowman

 

Chattooga           Mike Carmon                                                     Herman E. Spivey, M.D.

 

Cherokee            John D. Whitmire                                             Steven Pettit

 

Dade                     Mrs. Patti Connell, RN*                                 Johnny Crabtree

 

Fannin                  Richard Stanley                                                 Robert Graham

 

Floyd                     James M. Kelley, M.D.*                                 Stanley Payne

 

Gordon                John R. McGauley, M.D. *                             W.S. (Buddy) Autry

 

Gilmer                  J.T. Dale                                                               Vacant

 

Haralson              Herman A. Cantrell*                                       Mike Ellis

 

Murray                 Bruce A. Satterfield                                         Larry Ballew

 

Paulding               James H. Benson*                                           Ms. Hallie Few

 

Pickens                 Victor E. Vandegriff                                         Herbert T. White

 

Polk                       Clinton Lester Jr. *                                           Miss Mamie Hammock, RN

 

Walker                  James H. Creel Jr. M.D.* *                             Robert S. Gammon

 

Whitfield             Leonard Whaley                                               Conrad H. Easley, M.D.

 

*** Chairman

** Regional Medical Director

* Executive Committee

 

Health District 1.1 Health Director            Virginia Hamilton M.D.

Regional EMS coordinator                            Frank Tidwell

EMS Project Director                                      David Loftin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     

NEW WEBPAGE FOR COURSE AVAILABILITY

A new webpage has been created to give information on EMS course availability. Please click here to access the page

 

 

NORTHWEST GEORGIA REGION 1 EMS AWARDS BANQUET

176 Murphy Campus Boulevard in Waco, GA.  Meet and greet from from 6-7, banquet starts at 7 with presentation of colors by Honor Guard, followed by meal and the presentation of awards

 

Use the following Google Map link for directions

 Google Maps

 

2018 GEORGIA EMS AWARD WINNERS

Dr. Joe Simon Pediatric Award of Excellence
Mandy Allen, Tiffany Casey, Matthew Marshall, Kody Odom, Jackie Overby

Tim Peebles Champion of Children Excellence and Advocacy Award
Wanda Sue Maddox

Charles B. Gillespie, MD, Distinguished Georgia E.M.S. Medical Director Award
Gary Solt, MD

Georgia EMS Director of the Year Award
Courtney Terwilliger

Georgia EMS Educator of the Year Award
Anna Anderson

Georgia EMT of the Year Award
Eric Irish

Georgia Emergency Medical Service of the Year Award
Coffee Regional EMS

Mary Beth Bowns Excellence in Trauma Care Award
Timothy Cameron

Dr. Zeb L. Burrell, Jr. Distinguished Service Award
EJ Dailey

Dr. John B. O’Neal, III EMS Pioneer Award
Samuel L. Stone, III

Joe Lane Cox Excellence in EMS Award
Scotty Hancock

Star of Life Legislative Award
Representative John Carson

Star of Life Legislative Award
Senator P.K. Martin

Chairman’s Award
Shane Hill

 

GEORGIA EMS DISASTER ASSISTANCE RESPONSE TASKFORCE (DART) GUIDELINES V 2016

William Channell is the new Strike Team #2 Strike Team Leader (Floyd, Gordon, Murray & Whitfield Counties) for NW GA EMS DART. He joins Dewayne Wilson (STL 1) Danny West (STL 3) and Carlton Firestone (STL 4) as the DART STL’s…If you are in his Strike team area, please make sure that y’all have each other’s director/supervisor/24 hr contact info in case an activation is needed.

               

ERLANGER HOSPITAL

presents

12th ANNUAL TRAUMA SYMPOSIUM

JUNE 6-7, 2019

DAY 1 - TRAUMA AND CRITICAL CARE CONFERENCE

DAY 2- CADAVER AND SKILLS LAB

Registration begins February 1, 2019

for more details visit

erlanger.org/traumasym

 

19th ANNUAL CHILDREN'S EDUCATIONAL POTPOURRI

Children's Hospital of Chattanooga has announced it will sponsor the 19th annual Children's Educational Potpourri on May 3, 2019 at the Colonnade in Ringgold, GA. The cost will be $75 and you can register at ColonnadeCenter.Tix.com. For more information visit ChildrensatErlanger.org/cpc or contact Laurie Entley at 423-778-6060.

 

 


 

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