The Alameda County Emergency Medical Services Agency is hosting the County’s annual EMS Recognition Event. Our event is scheduled for Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at the “Casa Real” venue in Pleasanton. The goal of the event is to recognize our EMS champions and outstanding colleagues who have demonstrated exemplary skill as a prehospital provider, leveraged significant improvements in the EMS system and / or conducted themselves as leadership role models in our EMS community. Continue Reading…
MAY 25, 2016 – Save the date!
Welcome to the 16th Annual California Senior Injury Prevention Educational Forum/This past year has been an exciting one for our SIPP Coalition. In addition to receiving a second year of funding from the California Department of Public Health to support this Educational Forum; once again we were provided with funding for another year of two evidence based fall prevention programs – Stepping On and Tai Chi Movement for Better Balance. In addition, this year, we received funding from the Partners in Care Foundation to offer the evidence based fall prevention program Matter of Balance and to implement a modified STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries) as a fall risk assess ment tool utilizing first responders. Continue Reading…
It has been a busy summer and early Fall on the project! We appreciate all of the interest shown in the stakeholder listening meetings. We have met with representatives of city leadership, receiving hospitals, public safety providers, Paramedics Plus management and their employee representatives. We have received and are modeling field deployment incident and current system revenue data sets.
In June 2015, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors awarded the ambulance system re-bid and research project to Citygate Associates, LLC of Folsom, California. The project will result in a Request for Proposal (RFP) to re-bid the ambulance Exclusive Operating Area (EOA) contract currently held by Paramedics Plus due to changing health care economics. The intent is to award a new contract at the end of the current agreement in November 2016. The project has three macro phases:
- Investigate the current system situation and identify opportunities for patient care improvements and cost-effective changes
- Develop the RFP and bidder evaluation tools
- Assist the County with reviewing bidder submittals and finalizing contract language with a preferred vendor
EMS Banquet Nominations
Alameda County Emergency Medical Services Agency is hosting its annual EMS banquet luncheon to honor emergency medical services personnel for their hard work and dedication to the communities they serve. This could be your partner, a nurse or doctor from a hospital, or a private citizen that has taken on a special interest relating to EMS. This years’ celebration luncheon will be Wednesday, October 14th. See the EMS website for more information— www.alcoems.org
Based on some recent developments, it’s the right time to provide you with some follow-up on our EMS system redesign process. There’s a lot of uncertainty floating around our EMS system these days. We feel it too. We’re dealing with some complex and difficult issues that don’t lend themselves to easy fixes. We’re continuing to work on these issues on two tracks. Continue Reading…