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Congratulations to the AIMHI Award Winners!

Today, the Academy of International Mobile Healthcare Integration (AIMHI) celebrates the winners of the second annual AIMHI Excellence in Integration Awards at the EMS World Virtual Expo. These prestigious honors celebrate and promote high-performance, high-value EMS, its partners, and leaders.

2020 winners are:

“The 2020 Excellence in Integration Award winners represent the very best in mobile integrated healthcare. We are proud to honor these exceptional programs and individuals,” said AIMHI President Chip Decker.

This year’s winners will be celebrated at the EMS World Virtual Expo, an e-learning event that will be attended by thousands of emergency medical services professionals from around the globe.

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Academy of International Mobile Healthcare Integration (AIMHI)

The Academy of International Mobile Healthcare Integration (AIMHI) represents high performance emergency medical and mobile healthcare providers in the U.S. and abroad. Member organizations are high-performance systems that employ business practices from both the public and private sectors.  By combining industry innovation with close government oversight, AIMHI members are able to offer unsurpassed service excellence and cost efficiency.

Download the most recent AIMHI Benchmarking Report at www.aimhi.mobi.

 

40 Under 40: Charles Schwalbe (Northwell Health EMS – Northport, NY)

40 Under 40 nominees were selected based on their contributions to the American Ambulance Association, their employer, state ambulance association, other professional associations, and/or the EMS profession.
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Charles Schwalbe
Operations Manger – Support Services
Northwell Health Center for Emergency Medical Services
Northport, NY

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Nominated by: Abdo Nahmod (Northwell Health Center for EMS – New Hyde Park, NY)
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Biography:

Charles Schwalbe started his EMS journey in 1998 with the Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps as a Youth Squad Member. Charles received his EMT certification in 2000 and the EMT of the Year award in 2001. Charles quickly took a liking to the EMS field and rose quickly through the ranks of the department. Charles worked as Crew Chief from 2003-2004 and a Chief from 2005-2012. Charles currently holds the titles of Ex-Chief, Captain, and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Charles’s professional career with North Shore-LIJ began in October of 2002 as an EMT. Charles began work in the Core and 911 Division for a few years before obtaining his Paramedic certification. Charles continued to work both the Core and 911 division, and was then asked to work on our Islip 911 response program. Later, Charles became the lead medic for our newly created Rockville Centre Private Public Partnership. Charles then got promoted to Paramedic Supervisor where he created and managed our Infections Disease Transport Team and our FEMA Response Team. Charles currently holds the title of Operations Manager where he oversees our logistics and fleet division as well as our special operations.

Mr. Schwalbe “CW” is currently a member of the Suffolk County USAR Task Force #1, DMAT NY-5, and holds the title of Deputy County Fire Coordinator. Charles has a vast background and numerous certifications relating to NIMC and Incident Command.

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Reason for Nomination:

Charles is an innovative leader and problem solver, providing adaptive solutions to many complex issues. Charles is an active listener and engaged leader. Charles is continuing his post graduate studies to increase his self-development and, leadership skills in a large health system setting. Charles is respected by his subordinates, peers, and superiors at work and is a role model for all those who work with him.

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View all of the 2020 Mobile Healthcare 40 Under 40 Honorees

40 Under 40: Brian Levinsky (Northwell Health EMS – Staten Island, NY)

40 Under 40 nominees were selected based on their contributions to the American Ambulance Association, their employer, state ambulance association, other professional associations, and/or the EMS profession.
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Brian Levinsky
Manager of Training & Preformance Improvement
Northwell Health Center for Emergency Medical Services
Staten Island, NY

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Nominated by: Abdo Nahmod (Northwell Health Center for EMS – New Hyde Park, NY)
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Biography:

Brian Levinsky is presently the Manager of Training and Performance Improvement for the Northwell Health Center for Emergency Medical Services (CEMS). As an Eagle Scout, Brian felt the need “to help other people at all times” and in 2001 began his career in EMS as an EMT. In 2004, Brian graduated paramedic school and was recognized with an award for academic excellence. Brian continued to further his professional education, completing the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program in 2006, in 2011 completing a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration and is presently pursuing a Master of Arts in Health Law and Policy.

In 2012, Brian was promoted to Paramedic Supervisor and in 2018 was promoted to his current manager role. In June 2018, Brian was elected to a four-year term as an At Large member of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of New York City.

Brian is driven to succeed with a clear vision of leading our CEMS teams to reach their potential. Brian continues to be a respected and well–liked leader with a consistent Press-Ganey Tier 1 rating for Employee Engagement. Brian is open minded and listens to suggestions from everyone, pays attention to detail, and works hard to meet deadlines. Brian is a great mentor, communicator, team builder, innovator, and leader. Brian demonstrates the “soulful” side of employee welfare and engagement as well as the “smart” sides of financial stability and resilience of our culture. Brian has often stated that the delivery of a quality service in an efficient process leads to successful long-term outcomes.

When not at work Brian enjoys spending time with his wife Brianna, his son Sam, and his German Shepherd Sergeant.

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Reason for Nomination:

At the CEMS, Brian has shifted employee training to a competency-based model with a focus on development and remediation. Additionally, Brian implemented objective methods of evaluating employees based on best practices from national credentialing and accrediting bodies. Under Brian’s leadership, the CEMS has integrated training and quality into one unit with quality metrics, driving training curriculum and competency assessments. Brian continues to raise standards through continuing education of the CEMS team. Brian selflessly presents to agencies in the region on performance improvement best practices with a goal of raising the quality of care delivered throughout the region. In is role as an At Large Member of the Regional Emergency Medical Service Council of New York City, Brian works to improve and coordinate emergency medical services throughout New York City.

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View all of the 2020 Mobile Healthcare 40 Under 40 Honorees

Northwell Health’s Jonathan Washko on AAA Membership

“Northwell Health’s Center for EMS is an active participant in the AAA and encourage every EMS agency in the U.S. to participate. Through this relationship, we receive insights, expert analysis and input into important industry issues that affect us all. Our membership has returned  dividends in countless ways and therefore its value proposition is significant.  From risk management, to financial reform, leadership development and industry best practice, the AAA has given us a platform from which to learn, share and grow as an organization and as leaders in our industry.”

Jonathan D. Washko, MBA, NREMT-P, AEMD
Assistant Vice President, Center for EMS at Northwell Health
Alternate Director, American Ambulance Association Board