GC EMS Medical Director Named “EMS Physician of the Year
(Clayton, NJ) – Gloucester County Emergency Medical Services (GC EMS) Medical Director Dr. Gerard Carroll was awarded the statewide "EMS Physician of the Year" award on Friday night, Nov. 15 at the NJ EMS Banquet in Atlantic City. The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Emergency Medical Services and the New Jersey Emergency Medical Services Council selected Dr. Carroll as “EMS Physician of the Year”.
Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert Damminger said, “Dr. Carroll joins a prestigious list of EMS Physicians from throughout the state that continue to work tirelessly to improve the quality of care delivered to EMS patients. In addition to his time in the Emergency Department at Cooper University Hospital treating patients, Dr. Carroll can often be found at our GCEMS stations taking the time to have one-on-one conversations with GCEMS staff members and discussing the fine points of patient assessment and treatment.”
Freeholder Giuseppe ‘Joe’ Chila, liaison to GCEMS said, “GCEMS attracts high caliber professionals who are constantly working to increase their knowledge and training. Dr. Carroll is a hands-on Medical Director and he is involved in numerous education and training activities undertaken here at GCEMS.” Chila said, “We are proud that he has been recognized by his peers in the state for his service to our residents and visitors.”
Dr. Carroll draws on his own experience as a former pre-hospital provider in New York City. He also pens a weekly “Clinical Edge” newsletter that is forwarded directly to all staff members. Dr. Carroll has also participated in the quarterly “Talk to the Medical Director and Chief” department wide staff meetings. The Medical Director for GC EMS sets protocols, clinical standards and helps direct medical instruction and training standards for GC EMS staff.
The Gloucester County Emergency Medical Service is the first county-based EMS in the state of New Jersey, established September 30, 2007. This dedicated organization is comprised of professionals who set the highest standards for quality and are committed to providing dependable, professional emergency medical service to all residents and visitors of Gloucester County.
GCEMS currently has a fleet of 23 ambulances and multiple support vehicles; 170 dedicated staff members responding from eleven EMS stations; and 13 crews operate on a 24 hour 7 days a week basis with power shifts from 8 am to 8 pm.
Dr. Carroll is the second GCEMS Medical Director to be honored with the prestigious award. Former GCEMS Medical Director Dr. Victor Heresniak won the award in 2011.