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OhioHealth EMS and MedCare Ambulance partner for EMT scholarship and career opportunities

Start Your Career as an Emergency Medical Technician

MedCare Ambulance and OhioHealth Emergency Medical Services are working together to help launch EMS careers

  • 20 Scholarships are available
  • Scholarships will cover full cost of OhioHealth EMT Class #29 excluding textbooks
  • Classes begin January 20, 2016 and end June 11, 2016. Classes are every Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5 pm to 10 pm with occasional Saturdays and clinical hours .
  • Upon graduation, EMTs will have immediate full-time employment at MedCare with benefits including: health, vision, dental insurance and immediate PTO accrual
  • 403b retirement package
  • National Registry Refresher and other continuing education provided on-site
  • Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first serve for those who apply, pass screening process, and agree to terms of scholarship.

MedCare Scholarship Flyer
MedCare Scholarship Application

OhioHealth Grant Medical Center/Franklin County Firefighters EMS Education Turns 30!

OhioHealth Grant Medical Center/Franklin County Firefighters EMS Education program marks 30 years.

This month, the OhioHealth Grant Medical Center/Franklin County Firefighters EMS Education program marks 30 years of training central Ohio emergency medical technicians and paramedics in one of Ohio’s few hospital-based programs. The program was founded in December 1983 and has grown to become one of the largest and most respected training programs in the country. Having graduated more than 1,800 paramedics and hundreds of EMT’s, many of its graduates are serving area fire departments, government-based EMS programs and private ambulance services and hospitals. The students can complete EMT training in four and a half months and paramedic training in 12 to 14 months.

For more information about this and other LifeLink EMS Programs, visit:  OhioHealthEMS.com


Join OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital for EMS CE at the Washington Township Education Day on January 10, 2013

Washington Township Education Day, January 10, 2013


Washington Township Administration Building

6200 Eiterman Rd

Dublin, Ohio


0830-0900 Registration and Continental Breakfast

0900-0910 Welcome Danny Marcum

0910-1010 Brain & Spine Trauma Melissa Hall, Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner

1010-1110 Penetrating Trauma Dr. Lance Shoemaker, MD Trauma Service Riverside Methodist Hospital

1110-1120 Break

1120-1215 Extremity Trauma Pam Horn, Orthopedics Nurse Practitioner

1215-1300 Lunch provided

1300-1400 Trauma Center Case Study Dr. Marco Bonta, MD, FACS Medical Director Trauma Service Riverside Methodist Hospital

1400-1415 Closing Evaluations/CE Certificates


There is no charge for this conference. Space is limited to 75 participants.


To register for this event, email your name and department to: dmarcum3@ohiohealth.com or call 614-566-2270 or John Nichols jnichols@wtwp.com or call 614-652-3935.


Continuing education hours will be provided by Washington Township Fire/EMS. Washington Township Fire/EMS is approved by the Ohio Department of Public Safety Division of EMS as a continuing education provider (Approval # 1155 ).

Ohio EMS Scope of Practice change effective January 1, 2013: Ohio EMTs can no longer intubate

From the Ohio Division of EMS:

REMINDER Effective January 1, 2013, the new scope of practice went into effect for Ohio certified EMTs (formerly known as EMT-Basic), and Ohio EMTs are no longer able to intubate.

Please see the Ohio Scope of practice at this link:  http://www.publicsafety.ohio.gov/links/ems_scope_practice0312.pdf

Effective January 1, 2013, Ohio EMT’s cannot intubation apneic/pulseless victims.

Beginning January 1, 2013, EMTs can provide extraglottic airway insertion on apneic and pulseless patients, with local medical director approval, training and written protocols.

Please see AIRWAY MANAGEMENT in the Scope of Practice link above and note * at the end of AIRWAY MANAGEMENT section: “*Orotracheal intubation of pulseless and apneic patients will be removed from the Ohio EMS scope of practice for Emergency Medical Technicians effective on January 1, 2013.”

This does not affect Advanced EMTs and Paramedics.

Grant Level 1 Trauma Care Conference: November 13-14, 2012

OhioHealth Continuing Medical Education presents:

Grant Level I Trauma Care Conference 2012

November 13 & 14, 2012

The Conference Center at NorthPointe

9243 Columbus Pike Lewis Center, OH 43035

This past year our program has been one of growth. Professionally we have strengthened our program with physicians, staff and programs and are pleased to share what we have learned over the past year.  Clinically we are delivering world class care for an ever increasing number of patients.  We have expanded our services to include acute care surgery and increased our excellent Trauma Nurse Practioner program. 

This year’s conference will explore traditional practices versus current evidence based practices that are beneficial to the trauma patient.  You will interact with the presenters as they challenge your knowledge using the Audience Response System throughout the two days. 

We are excited to present Dr. Kenji Inaba, MS, MD, FRCSC, FACS, from Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, University of Southern California speaking about non-invasive surgical intervention on complex liver injuries and management of penetrating thoracic injuries.  It is our hope that you will find the conference intellectually challenging and professionally rewarding. 

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Nominations are open for the John P Moore Memorial EMS Award for Excellence

John P. Moore was an invaluable member of the Grant Medical Center family.
For 25 years, John served as a part-time paramedic instructor at Grant, and
a paramedic instructor for the Columbus Division of Fire.
John was instrumental in the creation of Grant LifeFlight’s first remote helicopter base
in Wellston, Ohio; the first of its kind in the country.
This base helped to increase the rapid response of helicopter crews in southern Ohio
and helped to significantly improve patient survival rates in rural areas.
John dedicated his professional life to the continued success of the Grant Trauma program
and Grant’s LifeLink program. His contributions to the improvement of care for
pre-hospital patients through his efforts at the Columbus Division of Fire,Grant LifeFlight,
Grant LifeLink and Grant’s Paramedic School are invaluable.
Award Description
To pay honor to his memory, Grant Medical Center is proud to present
The John P. Moore Memorial EMS Award for Excellence.
This award is presented annually to an EMS First Responder, EMT or Paramedic
working in central, southern or southeastern Ohio.
The honored individual’s character, as demonstrated through their actions as an
EMS advocate, educator, leader, mentor or provider,
has affected the lives of others by creating a positive, long-lasting impact
in the provision of emergency medical services.
Award Eligibility Criteria
A nominee for the John P. Moore Memorial EMS Award for Excellence must:
§ Be an EMS provider, with a current and valid certification issued by
the State of Ohio, Division of EMS as a First Responder, EMT Basic, EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic; and
§ Be an EMS provider with no disciplinary actions against them by
the Ohio State Board of Emergency Medical Services; and
§ Be a member in good-standing of a recognized EMS organization that responds
within central, southern or southeastern Ohio
to emergencies and other requests, including those made by the public-at-large; and
§ Meet the spirit of the award description
Nomination Deadline
April 16, 2012 @ 9:00 AM
Nomination Packet
Detailed information is available in the award nomination packet.
Click Here for Information and Nomination Packet