City of Woodbury Selects Allina to Provide EMS Medical Direction

[Allina Newsroom, December 17, 2009] The City of Woodbury has selected Allina Hospitals & Clinics to provide medical direction and training for the city’s police, fire and EMS divisions. Woodbury chose Allina from among three area hospital organizations that submitted responses to the city’s request for quotes. “When staff compared the costs of each vendor for the services we deem necessary, Allina had the best value,” said J.B. Guiton, Woodbury EMS commander. “Allina has an excellent reputation for medical direction. Allina’s Dr. Paul Satterlee will be our designated Medical Director. He is considered a leader in pre-hospital Emergency Medical Service and is well known by staff. Staff feels that this will be a very good fit for the city.” Allina will provide Woodbury with medical direction services including oversight of the care provided by Woodbury first responders and EMS personnel, the development and review of medical policies and procedures, approve standards for EMS training, and assist in the city’s long-term planning for emergency medical services. Allina will also provide Woodbury with EMS continuing education. The contract is for five years, with the option to renew for two additional five-year terms. “We look forward to working closely with Woodbury and their public safety staff,” said Bill Snoke, director of Allina’s Office of EMS. “We appreciate the diligent review process they conducted to select a provider for their EMS medical direction services and consider their choice of us a strong endorsement of our capabilities.”

Posted on December 17, 2009 in Allina Newsroom

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