From the Bureau:
Its that time of year again. Below is the information and links for the NYS EMS Council Awards for the 2022 Vital Signs Conference. The conference will be held in Albany from October 27-30 at the Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY.
In addition, 3 years ago, we also created the NYS EMS Innovation Awards. The description is below and the link to submit is also attached.
These award submissions for both he NYS EMS Council Awards and the Innovation Awards are due on July 1st.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
NYS EMS Council Awards
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE NYS EMS COUNCIL AWARDS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO YOUR REGIONAL COUNCIL AND NOT THE BUREAU OF EMS. THE REGIONAL COUNCIL WILL THEN SUBMIT THEIR SELECTIONS TO THE BUREAU.
New York State EMS Innovation Awards
Progressive ideas and forwarding thinking agencies have inspired change that has created system sustainability, recruitment, retention, alternative education models and so much more. EMS Agencies, REMSCOs, REMACs, Program Agencies and Course Sponsors over the past year have been implementing innovation throughout New York State achieving positive results and advancing the field of Emergency Medical Services. If you are an agency or know an agency that has solved a problem/gap using innovation, consider self-nomination or nomination of an agency to be one of the EMS Innovation Award recipients.
Innovation Award Categories:
- Organizational Change Innovations: Innovations in system designs, agency sustainability, and facilitating organizational change.
- Clinical Delivery Innovations: Innovations in clinical practices that are leading to positive patient outcomes and/or positive patient experiences.
- Recruitment and Retention Innovations: Innovations in recruitment, onboarding, longevity, staff experience and/or staff satisfaction leading to gaining and retaining staff.
- Educational Innovations: Innovations in education delivery models, student experience and/or community involvement.
Please follow this link for the Innovation Awards: https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/vital-signs-ems-agency-innovatio
Eligibility: Must be a New York State EMS agency, that includes but is not limited to, an ambulance service, ALS-FR, BLS-FR, REMSCO, REMAC, Program Agency and/or Course Sponsor. All innovation submissions must be in compliance with New York State Public Health Law Article 30 and Title 10 of the New York Code Rules and Regulations. Any submission that does not meet this criteria will be ineligible.