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September 2003

Glenn Miller elected chairman of EMMCO-West board

Glenn Miller, BSAS, NREMT-P, director of the Winner EMS Educational Institute at Sharon Regional Health System, was recently elected chairman of the EMMCO-West board of directors. EMMCO-West was incorporated in 1983 by the acute care hospitals in seven northwestern Pennsylvania counties.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health contracts with EMMCO-West, Inc. to develop, enhance, and oversee the prehospital emergency care system in western Pennsylvania. As chairman of the EMMCO-West board, Miller works with staff from EMMCO-West, Inc.’s Meadville office in developing programs and overseeing the operation of the prehospital emergency management system in the counties of Mercer, Crawford, Venango, Clarion, Forest, Warren, and Erie.

Specifically, EMMCO-West oversees initial and extensive continuing education for first responders, EMTs, paramedics; prehospital registered nurses, and other emergency staff; assists hospitals with bio-terrorism preparation and training; develops a regional disaster response plan; licenses ambulances within its service area; delivers and maintains emergency rescue equipment/trailers; coordinates regional critical incident stress management programs; and many other programs/services dedicated to emergency management and preparedness.

Miller’s term as board chairman is for two-years.