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Emergency Care Council

Members
Meetings and Minutes

Overview
The Emergency Care Council is a multidisciplinary, advisory group of stakeholders brought together to help the EMS and Trauma Systems Section undertake a number of activities to improve Montana’s emergency care system and achieve its mission to reduce death and disability by providing leadership and coordination to the emergency care community in assessing, planning, developing and promoting comprehensive, evidence-based emergency medical and trauma services.

Primary Role of the Council
The primary role of the council is to help the Department develop a strategic plan which outlines and prioritizes activities which will make measurable improvements in Montana’s emergency care system over the next years. Key issues include:

  • Development of a comprehensive information management system;

  • Development of a data-driven system evaluation and quality improvement program;

  • Review system data and make recommendations for system improvement based on data;

  • Develop processes for workforce assessment as well as strategies to improve recruitment, retention and education of providers in sufficient numbers throughout the state and in all areas of the system;

  • Assist with Development of emergency care standards, benchmarks and gjuidelines;

  • Strategies which enable the Department to meet national standards for emergency care system development.

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Council Member

Representing

Appointment Expires

Kimberly Burdick
Fort Benton

Montana 9-1-1 PSAPs & Dispatchers

09/30/2015

Laurie Jackson
Great Falls

Registered Nurse - Urban Healthcare Facility

09/30/2015

Don Whalen
Missoula

EMS service - Urban/Career Community

09/30/2015

Brian Gootkin, Gallatin Co Sheriff
Bozeman

Law Enforcement - Montana Sheriff's and Peace Officers Association

09/30/2015

William Farhat
Big Sky

Fire/EMS - Montana State Fire Chiefs Association

09/30/2015

Thomas Coble
Billings

Air Medical EMS Service

09/30/2015

Lauri Jackson
Great Falls

Montana Trauma Care Committee

09/30/2015

Jason Mahoney
Billings

EMS at-large

09/30/2015

Frankie Kapptie
Colstrip

EMS service - Rural Community

09/30/2015

Trent Biggers
Cardwell

EMS - Non-Transporting Unit

09/30/2015

vacant

EMS Medical Director - Urban Community

 

Tina Frisch-Eblen
Helena

Montana Hospitals

09/30/2015

Laura Erickson, RN
Conrad

Registered Nurse - Rural Facility

09/30/2015

vacant

EMS Medical Director - Rural Community

 

Rebekah Wigley
Crow Agency

IHS/Tribal Facility

09/30/2015

Charles Farmer
Cut Bank

IHS/Tribal EMS

09/30/2015

Joseph Hansen
 Big Timber

EMS for Children / Pediatric

09/30/2015

Meridith Cox
Billings

Citizen At-Large

09/30/2015

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2014 Meetings
Meeting Date Location Agenda, etc
February 11, 2014 - Face-to-Face Helena Minutes
May 6, 2014 - Face-to-Face Helena Agenda
August 5, 2014 - WebEx WebEx  
December 2, 2014 - Face-to-Face Helena  
Prior Meetings
Meeting Date Minutes, Etc
May 21, 2012

Agenda
Minutes
Meeting PowerPoint
WebEx Recording

November 2011 Minutes
September 2011 Minutes
May 2011 Minutes
March 2011 Agenda
November 2010 Agenda
August 2010 Agenda
June 2010 Agenda
February 2010 Minutes
December 2009 Minutes
August 2009 Minutes
May 2009 Minutes

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