Membership and Meetings
The Quality Assurance and Improvement (QA&I) Advisory Committee, through its review of quality markers within the Maine EMS system, guides education initiatives and best practices at the local, regional and State level. Meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Wednesday at 1:00 PM.
The provision of emergency medical services is at the crossroads of the community’s healthcare system, its public health system, and its public safety system. In this unique role, EMS providers routinely work side by side with other medical professionals from various hospital, medical, and clinic environments, as well as with their counterparts from fire, rescue and law enforcement disciplines. Regardless of the type of organization that provides prehospital emergency medical response, the prevailing factor we must always acknowledge is that EMS is a patient care entity. As such, providers and agencies must be willing and able to engage in quality improvement activities, as do all other healthcare professionals, to ensure that patients receive timely medical care from well-trained and competent individuals.
All meetings are open to the public, with the exception of those portions that may be conducted in executive session in accordance with Maine Law 32 M.R.S.A. § 90-A(3) and 1 M.R.S.A. § 405(6)(E) & (F)
All meetings are held at Maine EMS, 45 Commerce Drive, Suite 1, Augusta, ME 04333. Meetings are typically held in the Champlain conference room. Directions are located here.
A variety of resources related to Maine EMS Quality Improvement can be found here.
The Chair of the QI Committee is Matt Sholl, MD.
|Matt Sholl, MD||State EMS Medical Director|
|Kate Zimmerman, DO||Associate State EMS Medical Director|
|Beth Collamore, MD||Medical Direction and Practices Board Member|
|Ben Zetterman||Aroostoook EMS Region Representative|
|Brian Chamberlin||Kennebec Valley EMS Region Representative|
|Matt Opacic, MD||Mid Coast EMS Region Representative|
|Rick Petrie||Northeastern Maine Region Representative|
|Nate Yerxa||Southern Maine EMS Region Representative|
|Joanne LeBrun||Tri County EMS Region Representative|
|Vacant||Hospital Quality Improvement Representative|
|Vacant||Non Transporting EMS Service Representative|
|Chip Getchell||Transporting EMS Service Representative|
|Stephen Smith||At Large Representative|
|Ashley Moody||At Large Representative|
|Alan Henschke||At Large Representative|
|Support Staff (non-voting)|
|Jason Oko||Maine EMS Data & Preparedness Coordinator|