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Recruiting Announcement: Thanks to resources made available from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), ASMI is hiring a "champion" for the Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate CompAct (REPLICA) to assist other states in their legislative journey. This individual also will be responsible for tasks in anticipation of the REPLICA Commission and its administration. While the Commission will be legally and organizationally separate from the National Association of State EMS Directors, NASEMSO is committed to incubating this work so that the minute the compact is activated, the Commission is positioned for maximum success. The recruiting announcement can be accessed here.
Dia Gainor, NASEMSO Executive Director, has been named by EMS1.com as one of the 14 most influential women in EMS, who are leading and strengthening EMS in the United States and around the world. The recognition noted that "Gainor provides strategic leadership to promote and expand NASEMSO's presence and capacity as a leader in EMS. Her major duties and responsibilities include outreach, representation and business development. She is an 'EMS 10 Innovator' and the 2010 recipient of the James O. Page/JEMS Award. Her expertise is grounded in a B.S. in emergency health services administration, a master's degree in public administration, and 12 years of field experience as a paramedic and firefighter."
National Institute of Standards & Technology is working with NASEMSO and other partners to increase awareness on ambulance safety. As reported on EMS1.com, "NFPA 1917, 2016 Edition, will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2016. NIST and its partners are now working with ambulance component and vehicle manufacturers, the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO), trade organizations, and state and government entities to increase awareness and foster understanding of how to improve ambulance safety using voluntary consensus standards." Read article.
NASEMSO Program Manager Rachael Alter has been selected to serve on the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center (NRC) Council. NRC Council members provide input on and assist with the implementation of NRC activities as prescribed by the federal EMSC Program. Congratulations, Rachael, on this prestigious appointment.
ASMI is happy to welcome Gina Reistrup as the newest ASMI employee.
ASMI Receives 2015 Best of Falls Church Award and Enters Hall of Fame, news release, Mar. 25, 2015.
ASMI 2015 Service Growth Follows Successful 2014, news release, Mar. 6, 2015.
Beth Armstrong, ASMI President and Account Executive, participated in a task force meeting on research and benchmarking at the AMC Institute Annual Meeting, Feb. 19, 2015, Miami, Florida. ASMI is an accredited association management company through the AMC Institute. View photo.
ASMI staff quoted in Bloomberg Business Week. Ian Weston, executive director of the American Trauma Society, managed by ASMI, was quoted in High Point Regional gives up trauma center designation, Bloomberg Business Week, Dec. 9, 2014. The article was about Highpoint (North Carolina) Regional Hospital voluntarily relinquishing its Level 3 trauma center designation. Noting that this is not an unusual event, Weston said “It is very expensive for a hospital to maintain the guidelines. It may not be economical for them to maintain a Level 3 status.” Level 3 trauma centers are usually located in rural areas that are long distances from cities with major medical centers, and this particular hospital is close to two larger hospitals with trauma center designations.
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Association & Society Management International, Inc. (ASMI) helps organizations position themselves to optimally serve members of their profession, industry or cause. ASMI personnel perform administrative oversight and management functions, allowing elected leaders to focus on association policy and professional issues. ASMI helps clients define metrics of success and achieve goals as appropriate to expand scope, size and influence.
Accredited by AMC Institute, ASMI provides full-service association management to most of its clients. ASMI can also help organizations needing only partial support, such as event management, bookkeeping, special projects management or other outsourcing resources.