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Gowns | Merrow Forloh Reusable

AAA Professional Standards Committee Chair Bill Mergendahl has offered to coordinate a bulk order of Merrow Forloh reusable gowns.

Although each gown is pricey ($40/pp), they are made of extremely high-quality ripstop material and can be washed 100 times, making them comparable to a $0.40 disposable.  Additionally, they can be sprayed with standard outdoor gear water repellant and be good for another 100 washes.  One size fits all.

These gowns are American made in Fall River, Massachusetts, which avoids a number of the quality assurance problems many member organizations have experienced with imports.

The goal is to pull together a group order of 10,000 pieces for delivery in 3–4 weeks. Pro EMS will coordinate splitting the payments between providers.

Please see the attached brochure, then contact wmerg@proems.com if you would like to participate.

40 Under 40: Rachel Taradash (Pro EMS – Cambridge, MA)

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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Rachel Taradash
Assistant Director – Pro EMS Center for MEDICS
Professional Ambulance Service (Pro EMS)
Cambridge, MA

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Nominated by: Rob Lawrence (AAA Board of Directors)

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Biography:

Rachel Taradash is the Assistant Director for the Pro EMS Center for Medics, a position she has held for the last five years. Pro Center for Medics was the first nationally accredited paramedic program in the state of Massachusetts and offers one of the most rigorous paramedic programs in the U.S., as well as a variety of specialty courses that are designed to allow EMS service providers to achieve the highest standards in the industry. Rachel is responsible for the development of the center’s academic content and implementation of the clinical curriculum. Rachel is a natural educator and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, which combined with her previous experience as a high school teacher enables her to ensure that the highest possible standard of education and training is delivered.

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Reason for Nomination:

The 40 under 40 are being highlighted by the American Ambulance Association to recognize those they believe are the future of the EMS and Mobile Healthcare profession. As a Paramedic, clinician and professionally trained educator, Rachel is developing and delivering the highest possible level of EMS clinicians of the future. Rachel is enthusiastic and dedicated to this essential task and well-deserving of this recognition.

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40 Under 40: Gibson McCullagh (Pro EMS – Cambridge, MA)

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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Gibson McCullagh
Director of Special Projects & Strategic Initiatives
Professional Ambulance Service (Pro EMS)
Cambridge, MA

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Nominated by: Rob Lawrence (AAA Board of Directors)

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Biography:

During college, Gibson worked with a variety of EMS agencies, including fire-based, private, volunteer, and collegiate. Gibson was the founding EMS Chief of Hobart & William Smith EMS, a student run ambulance service in Geneva, New York. Gibson’s academic capstone work was on the regulatory role of the US Federal Government within modern EMS. After college, Gibson moved to Cambridge where he graduated from the Pro EMS Center for MEDICS’ paramedic program.

From 2013 until 2015 Gibson served as the Systems of Care Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of EMS. Much of Gibson’s work was focused on identifying and implementing best practices through regulation and protocol. Gibson assisted in the implementation of a series of EMS regulatory reforms (national standards adoption) to strengthen Massachusetts’ workforce, protocols, education, and medical director involvement.

Since 2015 Gibson has held the position of Director of Special Projects at Pro EMS. In that role, Gibson worked to develop Prodigy, pursued institutional accreditation, implemented clinical demonstration projects, and functions as the Clinical Liaison and advisor to Harvard University’s program, Crimson EMS. Gibson remains actively involved in collegiate EMS at the national level and serves as an Executive Board Member for the Metropolitan Boston EMS Council.

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Reason for Nomination:

The American Ambulance Association’s (AAA) 40 under 40 wonderfully recognizes Gibson’s already impressive achievements. Gibson is recipient of the 2019 AAA President’s Award. Gibson was honored for his service as a rising mobile healthcare leader who will help shape the future of the EMS industry. As Vice Chair of the AAA Professional Standards Committee Gibson is lending his voice on the national stage. Gibson’s work as a member of Pro EMS’s leadership team is shaping the direction of the organization and influencing the development of EMS across the North East. Simply put, Gibson is one to watch.

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View all of the 2020 Mobile Healthcare 40 Under 40 Honorees

40 Under 40: James DiClemente (Pro EMS – Cambridge, MA)

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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James DiClemente
Director Pro EMS Center for MEDICS
Professional Ambulance Service (Pro EMS)
Cambridge, MA

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Nominated by: Rob Lawrence (AAA Board of Directors)

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Biography:

As Director for the Center for MEDICS, James’s primary responsibility is to design and implement all training and education for Pro EMS employees and more than a dozen outside agencies who contract their training through Pro EMS and Pro EMS Center for MEDICS. This includes creating and delivering H.A.L.O training, new employee orientation, and other training sessions as needed. James also maintains the simulation facilities and equipment used at Pro and Center for MEDICS.

As the Paramedic Program Director, James graduates two large cohorts of students per year, ensuring they receive a comprehensive experience resulting in an impressive National Registry pass rate. James and his team have developed a unique program focusing on the benefits of simulation in a paramedic program and he continues to implement cutting edge technology to maximize efficiency. In 2012, James was recognized with Educator of the Year award by the Metropolitan Boston Emergency Medical Services Council. James is a member of the National Association of EMTs and National Association of EMT Educators. James serves as Community Training Center Faculty in all American Heart Association disciplines and is a content developer and lead educator in the Center for MEDICS’s distance learning platform. James began working at Pro EMS in 2008 and graduated from the Paramedic Program at Pro EMS Center for MEDICS in 2010.

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Reason for Nomination:

James has been the cornerstone of the Pro EMS center for MEDICS in Cambridge MA for the last eight years. James has developed and implemented educational programs for over 800 EMS professionals with a pass rate in the high 90th percentile. James was instrumental in the creation of Pro EMS’s own Learning Management System – Prodigy which to date has trained over 5,000 providers through its distributive education methods.

In addition to this remarkable work, James is also a MEDscience instructor at Harvard Medical School where he has created simulations and learning material for those enrolled. The on-line Prodigy system is shortly about to be scaled up onto a national platform and James will inevitably be a thought leader in this arena on a national level very soon.

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View all of the 2020 Mobile Healthcare 40 Under 40 Honorees

2019 AAA Award Winners Announced

The American Ambulance Association is proud to announce this year’s award winners. Awards will be presented at the AAA Annual Conference & Trade Show Membership Meeting on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Please join us in congratulating this year’s winners!

J. Walter Schaefer Award

Dr. John Becknell

The J. Walter Schaefer Award is given annually to an individual whose work in EMS has contributed positively to the advancement of the industry as a whole. Dr. John Becknell has achieved this honor for his lifelong commitment to improving the health and wellness of mobile healthcare professionals.

Robert L. Forbuss Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. John Russell

The Robert L. Forbuss Lifetime Achievement Award is named in honor of the first Executive Director of the American Ambulance Association. It recognizes a volunteer leader who has made a significant long-term impact on the association. your decades of service, commitment, and dedication to the private ambulance industry, the AAA, and its members. Dr. John Russell has achieved this through his many years of service to the AAA as a volunteer leader.

President’s Award

These awards are bestowed by the President to volunteer leaders who have shown commitment to the advancement of the AAA, above and beyond the call of duty.

Wayne Jurecki

The American Ambulance Association is proud to honor Wayne Jurecki with the 2019 President’s Award. Wayne is being honored for his servant leadership and consummate professionalism, and commitment to the AAA.

Gibson McCullagh

The American Ambulance Association is proud to honor Gibson McCullagh with the 2019 President’s Award. Gibson is being honored for his service as a rising mobile healthcare leader who will help shape the future of our industry.

2019 Affiliate of the Year

Stryker

The American Ambulance Association (AAA) is proud to award Stryker with the 2019 Affiliate of the Year Award. Stryker has achieved this honor through their ongoing support of AAA’s educational programs and events.

EMS Partnership of the Year

The Savvik Foundation

The EMS Partnership of the Year Award is given to an organization or individual whose collaboration with the AAA enhances educational programs, legislative priorities, and/or member benefits. The Savvik Foundation has achieved this honor by developing a grant program for small providers to receive cost collection education.

Distinguished Service Award

Aidan V. Camas

AAA Manager of Federal & State Government Affairs Aidan V. Camas is receiving a 2019 Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his dedication and commitment to the AAA’s advocacy efforts.

Join us once again in congratulating the 2019 winners! Learn more about the Annual Conference & Trade Show.