Currently I am employed at Greater Columbia Medical Transport, a private EMS company in Bloomsburg PA, as Material Manager and paramedic. Some of my many other responsibilities include Quality Improvement & Assurance as well as employee/public education.
Prior to my position at Greater Columbia, I served as General Manager for Berwick Area Ambulance. There, I helped financially reorganize a non-profit career/volunteer ALS service in Berwick, PA. Within my first year as manager, the company financial outlook improved from RED to BLACK by 128%, as documented in the filed IRS-990.
While still at Berwick Area Ambulance, I had the honor and privilege of coordinating the first paramedic training program sponsored in conjunction with Susquehanna Emergency Health Service Council and Lackawanna College at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA..
Prior to Berwick Area Ambulance, I got my start as a paramedic at The Berwick Hospital Center, which was a hospital-based chase truck in Berwick PA.
I am a proud graduate of The Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center Paramedic Training Institute Class of 1992.
I graduated Summa Cum Laude in Business Management from Luzerne County Community College with Phi Theta Kappa national honors.
I have successfully completed the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Department of Emergency Health Services Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program, which we all know as CCEMT-P.
I also hold numerous health care instructorships as well as serve as adjunct facility for both Luzerne County Community College and Lehigh-Carbon Community College.
I am married and the proud father of a 5 year-old boy and a new-born girl. In 2006, I started a small EMS/business consulting group focused on helping volunteer EMS departments transition into a career department as well as provide continuing education to ALS and BLS providers respectfully.
My biggest love in EMS is teaching as well as being a student.
~ Be safe and I’ll see you on the streets!
Solving half completed equations in the math department of Bloomsburg University while working as a janitor...
"for a dopamine dose of (5mg/kg/min) only
take patient's weight in pounds
then drop last number
then subtract (1)
that will be your dose calculations for the above amount
ex: 170 pounds
17 then subtract one
dose will be 16mg/hr!!!!!"
I just wanted to wish you and Julie and the kiddos a Joyous New Year.
By the way, keep up the great job that you do with precepting my students. Your the Bomb !!!!! I get alot of positive feedback from students...
Oh believe me I won't forget! I actually had my first clinical shift down at AREA yesterday and I had a really good preceptor. We had three calls and I had two IV attempts.. I was pretty scared though and missed one and a half of the two lol. I'm sure I'll get better with some practice. :)
And I was actually just telling Beth.. and I wanted to thank you again. I'm not sure I can even tell you how much I appreciate everything you've done (so far since I'm sure there's more to come) for me as well as all of the other students. You do so much yourself and you're willing to help us in every way you can.. there aren't many people out there like you. So thanks again, and I'm sure I'll be visiting you for that tune-up.
I hope you have a Merry Christmas too! ....Or happy holidays, whichever you prefer. :)