Robert Gordon, Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), has appointed Medstar CEO Kolby Miller to the State Trauma Advisory Committee (STAC), representing EMS agencies throughout Michigan.
The STAC serves as the MDHHS’ subject matter experts regarding the clinical and operational components of our statewide trauma system. In this role, Miller will provide the EMS system and agency perspective on issues that affect trauma care throughout the state.
“Kolby’s clinical and administrative experience is unmatched in our state. I am confident that his involvement will contribute to better patient outcomes,” said Dr. John Deledda, Henry Ford Chief Medical Officer and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine for the Henry Ford Health System. Deledda also serves with two other emergency physicians on Medstar’s Board of Directors.
“EMS engagement in the development and ongoing effort to sustain an effective statewide trauma system is paramount to the effective care for trauma patients,” says Miller. “As the first clinical contact that trauma patients have, EMS care has a significant impact on outcomes. I am humbled to be selected to represent EMS agencies and providers from our great state.”
Miller is a paramedic and has more than 30 years of experience in EMS. He is a member of the state’s Emergency Medical Services Steering Committee (EMSCC) and is the immediate past-president of the Michigan Association of Ambulance Services (MAAS). Miller has served as CEO of Medstar since 2004 and is a national site-team leader with the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) and contributes time and talent to several civic and nonprofit organizations throughout Medstar’s service area. Miller holds an MBA in Project Management.
Medstar is Southern Michigan’s largest and most integrated 911 EMS and mobile healthcare provider, serving more than 190,000 patients annually throughout lower Michigan. Created in 1993 by two local hospitals committed to quality EMS, the nonprofit agency serves communities in nine counties. The stakeholder health systems include Ascension-Michigan, Henry Ford Health System, and the McLaren Healthcare Corporation. For more information, visit www.medstarambulance.org.