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2014 ROC Service Excellence Awards

From left: DFR Lt. Julius Walker, DFR Capt. Danny Miller, CFD Chris Clopton, UT Southwestern Pam Owens, Careflite Rhett Daehn
 
Lt. Julius Walker
Dallas Fire-Rescue
Capt. Danny Miller
Dallas Fire-Rescue
Chris Clopton
Carrollton Fire Department
Pam Owens
UT Southwestern
Rhett Daehn
Careflite
 

Julius Walker, Dallas Fire Dept, EMS Field Supervisor


ROC studies: HS, ITD, Analyze Early/Analyze Later, ALPS, CCC

Julius works as an EMS Supervisor and is responsible for oversight of over 100 paramedics and 11 ambulances. He is an integral part to the inventory for the ROC trials. He does an abundant amount of training on new studies and retraining as needed whether on individual cases or for everyone in his zone. He also assists in gathering missing information from the medics. He always has a great attitude and is happy to assist whenever needed.

 

Danny Miller Dallas Fire Department Captain


ROC studies: Epistry, ROC PRIMED

Dallas Fire Rescue (DFR) is by far the largest Dallas/Fort Worth ROC site agency as well as one of the largest agencies in the entire ROC. In 2008, DFR CPR quality did not meet ROC PRIMED study benchmarks for more than 6 months, DFR could not advance to the evaluable phase, and was about to be excluded from participation in the study. Capt. Miller worked tirelessly to turn DFR’s performance around from one of the worst to one of the best research sites. He was one of two leaders who truly drove the miraculous improvement seen in DFR. His genuine and charismatic personality helped motivate EMS officers to educate and train their crews. He deserves great credit for this accomplishment.

 

Chris Clopton, Carrollton Fire Department, Firefighter/Paramedic


ROC studies: HS, ALPS, CCC, ITD

Chris is always looking for ways to improve the CFD and pass along the information to others. He is an acting Field Training Officer working with new paramedics and works as QA/QI manager. He is assigned to M116, the busiest MICU in the city. He recognizes the importance of research to improve patient care.

 

Pam Owens, DFW ROC Research Coordinator, Paramedic Trainer

Pam exemplifies the highest traditions of leadership: loyalty, diligence, and selfless devotion to duty. She often spends long hours, sometimes working on weekends to complete our tasks and meet deadlines. She often seeks to recognize other people’s accomplishments ahead of her own.

 

Rhett Draehn, CareFlite Air EMS, Flight Medic


ROC studies: HS, HypoResus

Rhett Draehn has inspired fellow flight paramedics regarding the importance of EMS research. He has taken on a leadership role in helping to educate paramedics about ROC protocols. Not only is he an excellent paramedic, but he also has enrolled a high proportion of eligible patients into ROC studies and serves as a role model. He volunteered to participate in the TXA development committee on his own time. Rhett deserves this recognition for his exemplary effort.

 

Aaron “Josh” Clouse, Plano Fire Department


ROC studies: BLAST, HypoResus, ALPS

Josh demonstrates an extremely high level of clinical expertise and skill in providing patient care. Besides being an experienced and accomplished clinician, Josh is a well informed and dedicated advocate for EMS and has been a tremendous asset in evaluating and instituting new procedures, technology and treatment modalities for our organization.

 

Amy Yang, MedStar, Paramedic


ROC studies: HS, BLAST, HypoResus, ALPS

Amy Yang was nominated because she embodies outstanding characteristics regarding research endeavors at MedStar. She is continually inquisitive about new and incumbent projects in an effort to improve patient care and outcomes for those patients MedStar serves in Fort Worth and the 14 surrounding communities. With each new study she is eager to be an active participant and leader amongst her peers. Since the inception of research within the MedStar system, she has continually shown to be committed to the success of the studies themselves and more importantly, improving the outcomes of those she serves as paramedic. During the BLAST study she developed the BLAST challenge program to promote participation within the agency.

 

Anthony Mungioli, Dallas Fire Department, Paramedic/Fireghter


ROC studies: HS, ITD, Analyze Early/Analyze Later, ALPS, CCC

Anthony works at the busiest station for CPRs in DFR. Station 38 had 45 cardiac arrests in 2013. Under his lead, his team provided excellent CPR as indicated through CPR rate, fraction, and pre/post shock pauses. Anthony was lead medic for 9 of those and 3 were enrolled in the ALPS study; he had no missed ALPS cases. This is the highest number of enrolled cases by a DFR medic as lead. Despite working at such a busy station, he always has a great attitude while providing superior patient care and is a strong partner for the other medics at his station. His officers speak highly of his work ethic.

 

Philip Story Medstar, Paramedic

ROC studies: HS, BLAST, HypoResus, ALPS

Philip Story was nominated because he embodies outstanding characteristics regarding research endeavors at MedStar. He is continually inquisitive about new and incumbent projects in an effort to improve patient care and outcomes for those served in Fort worth and the 14 surrounding communities. With each new study he is eager to be an active participant and leader amongst his peers. Since the inception of research within the MedStar system, he has continually shown to be committed to the success of the studies themselves and more importantly, improving the outcomes of those he serves as paramedics.


 
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