Vitals? Check: Taking the Pulse of Maryland’s Emergency Medical Services

In many ways, Maryland’s emergency medical services are at a crossroads. Learn more at MACo’s Winter Conference.

Emergency medical services are in the midst of transition – from an operational and a financial standpoint. The changes ahead could benefit both rural and metropolitan counties in different ways. Learn more at an educational session at MACo’s Winter Conference.


Session Title: Vitals? Check: Taking the Pulse of Maryland’s Emergency Medical Services

Session Description: When the ambulance shows up, the experts take over. But what happens behind the scenes to maintain Maryland’s top-notch emergency medical services? Join this session for an overview of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Maryland, and a frank conversation regarding current EMS challenges, including paramedic shortages and first responder fatigue. Take a look ahead with insight into best practices in insurance reimbursements and information about local funding opportunities presented by new federal incentives.


Pat Gainer, JD, MPA, Deputy Director, Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems

Clay B. Stamp, Chair, Maryland Emergency Medical Services Board

Dr. Ciotola, Health Officer, Queen Anne’s County

Mark Fletcher, EMS Division Chief – Operations, Caroline County Emergency Management


Date/Time: Wednesday, December 4, 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm


MACo’s Winter Conference will be held December 4-6, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel. The theme of the Conference is Building for the Future.

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