Effective July 28, 2012, Act 54, Pennsylvania's Primary Stroke Center designation legislation was enacted. Reference Statewide Protocols 706 and 181. UPMC Hamot, St. Vincent Hospital, Meadville Medical Center, & UPMC Northwest (Statewide Centers) have been identifed as Primary Stroke Centers within the EMMCO West region.
New PA Department of Health Primary Stroke Center Page http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/hospital/14149/primary_stroke_center/1216488
Pa's Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) has approved the final draft of the Act 37 Rules & Regulations. Act 37 was signed into Law in July 2009. The approval of the regulations will allow the Commonwealth of Pa to fully implement the law. While some aspects of the law are already in effect, the majority of the law will be implemented in 180 days after they appear in the PA Bulletin. EMMCO West will be conducting town hall meetings in the upcoming months to provide more information. Download Final Regulations
Newly appointed BEMS Director Richard Gibbons, Jr (Dick) and Martin Raniowski (Deputy Secretary of Health) conversing at Symposium 2013. Congrats to Dick on his appointment as PA Department of Health's BEMS Director.
EMMCO West welcomes Coned Office Operation Specialist - Kaylen Redmond email@example.com
Crawford County Commissioners & LEPC recently approved the transfer of their utility truck to EMMCO West. EMMCO West plans to use the utility truck to support emergency preparedness operations within the region. Article
Meadville Medical Center is recognized as a State Recognized Stroke Center. MMC joins UPMC Hamot, St. Vincent Health Center, and UPMC Northwest as recognized PA Stroke Centers.
PA DOH Bureau of EMS has released a revised ALS Provider Medical Command Authorization Form for use by ALS personnel-EMS agencies.
EMSIB2013-007 has been released from the PA Department of Health regarding the completion of patient care reports (PCRs).
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