Recently the Tidewater EMS Council’s Stroke, STEMI and EMS Performance Improvement (PI) plans received facelifts and contents were upgraded to reflect a new structure and committee processes.
During their meeting on March 9, the Tidewater EMS Council Board of Directors approved a new regional EMS performance improvement plan which changes the council’s overall PI committee structure and sets new PI goals. The new plan, recommended by PI stakeholders in the region, elevates the committee so that it reports directly to the Board of Directors.
During the March 2017 TEMS Board of Director’s meeting, Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition’s (EVHC) program manager Glenn McBride presented an overview of the coalition and the emergency preparedness capabilities they will be addressing during the next five-year federal hospital preparedness program (HPP) grant cycle.
On March 9, 2017 the Tidewater Emergency Medical Services Council Board of Directors held biennial elections for all directors, officers and executive committee members. While many incumbents were reelected, four new directors join the board effective April 1.
Stewart W. Martin, MD was re-elected board president. Dr. Martin, representing the city of Virginia Beach, has served on the TEMS board since 1993 including ten terms as president. Martin is board certified in emergency medicine and hyperbaric and undersea medicine. He also serves as medical director for the Virginia Beach Department of Emergency Medical Services and all of its volunteer rescue squads.