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This is not a new conversation or problem. Rangley has been hinting to the county for two years now that this was coming - why haven't the commissioners been working on a plan already- Oh I know because they NEVER attend the county EMS council meetings so that they have a clue as to what is going on. Where is our County Emergency Manager in all of this?
Yes - Dinosaur can operate its own ambulance, as they have in the past - but they will need assistance from the Hospital and County to do so and it will take financial backing as well. A BLS service would be adequate and only requires EMTs that can be certified in 6-9 months (less if the county is willing to pay for an excellerated program). I hope this conversation stays out in the open and does not return to closed doors. There are MANY qualified and talented people in the area of EMS who have been shut out of EMS in the County by TMH - these people I am sure have many creative and viable solutions to offer.
The county contracts with a County wide Medical director so that base is already covered and TMH has at least one ambulance sitting collecting dust.
Seems to me this should not be that difficult to fix - however, I am sure it will be.
Welcome Mr. Schmitz!! I am so happy to see a fresh face. Good luck to you!
I find it quite interesting that Dave Pike is in Telluride "researching" while the Craig Parks and Rec Baseball tournament is being run by Meeker. Mr. Pike has yet to make and appearance.
Yes - Rick Schmitz was at Rifle and I can speak directly to the fact that he was an exceptional and exciting Coach, teacher and mentor. The record of his current school is difficult to hold him to - remember this is still a new school that took a split from Rifle - the first 2 years they didn't have upperclassmen and parent can still choose to have their kids go to Rifle where the programs are established. As always I would like to know what the nay sayers are doing to make a change.
MetalDead - Check your own facts! I have played both the Tuba and the Flute and this lovely (who I do not know) little girls is correct! The flute is widely accepted as the instrument requiring the most air and woodwinds typically require greater air control. We can debate this if you want or you can google it - it is fact.
As far as you attitude about this artical - I am sorry for you to have nothing better in your life than jealousy of a middle school girl.
getagrip - Jennifer Riley is NOT the quality control officer at TMH - she is the Service Excellence Officer - the quality control officer is the only member of the administrative team that we have not heard from during all of this - Interesting since there have been several quality issues raised. This same person is responsible for all clinical oversite, quality and risk management - why is her integrity not a question - perhaps she is very good at managing her own risk hmmm....... -she is also behind many good people losing their jobs.
John Kincade's comment that 220 people feel like there is a death in the family illustrates just how out of touch the board is. To know how 220 people feel you have to leave the administrative hallway and ask people's opinion out of a public meeting. Employees are quiet because they are scared.
Abby - you got it. Where is the Chief Quality officer / Chief Nursing Officer / Chief Clinical Officer in all this? Yes- it is all the same person.
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