OhioHealth Physician Robert Lowe, MD, Named EMS Medical Director of the Year
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Robert Lowe, MD, OhioHealth Emergency Medical Services director, was recently named EMS Medical Director of the Year by the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Division of EMS. Dr. Lowe has worked in the emergency department of OhioHealth Doctors Hospital for 10 years and currently serves as medical director to 12 fire departments in Ohio. In this role, he trains and prepares EMS providers for their clinical experiences and leads a quality improvement process focused on continuing education and patient safety. He also implemented a pre-hospital ride along program with area fire departments for emergency medicine residents, which gives the residents a firsthand look at the care incoming hospital patients receive from the EMS crews.
The EMS Medical Director of the Year award honors any Ohio-based, emergency medical service organization that is recognized by the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services, and the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Division of EMS, that is directly responsible for responding to emergencies or disasters and providing the direct delivery of care; is active in local public education and/or injury prevention efforts and demonstrates positive relationships with the community served and with receiving hospitals; and takes meaningful and visible steps to assure the quality and professionalism of its personnel and patient care provided.
"I am both honored and humbled to receive this award,” said Dr. Lowe. “To be nominated and then selected by my peers and associates in the field of EMS medicine almost makes me speechless. I love the work in pre-hospital medicine, as well as teaching and training providers at every level. It's been an opportunity of a lifetime and truly enjoyable.”
In addition to being board certified in emergency medicine, Dr. Lowe is also board certified in EMS, a new subspecialty in organized medicine. He is an active EMS mentor and a frequently requested speaker and educator with an interest in using simulation to create real-life experiences for those he is teaching. Dr. Lowe is currently the board president of the Central Ohio Trauma System (COTS) and serves on the National EMS Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization with Methodist roots. Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth is currently recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics, an honor it has received six times. It is also recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for 10 years in a row, 2007-2016.
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