(CHARLOTTE, NC) – Josh Loyd, M.D., Emergency Medical Physician with Mid-Atlantic Emergency Medical Associates (MEMA) and Medical Director of Novant Health’s Critical Care Transport and Medical Flight programs was appointed Chairman of the Mecklenburg EMS Medic Control Board and will serve a one-year term.
“The Medical Control Board establishes the EMS System’s Standard of Care and serves as the primary advisor to the EMS Agency Board, Medical Director and Executive Director. I am grateful to Dr. Loyd for his willingness to serve leading this important work.” shares Josef Penner, Executive Director of the Mecklenburg EMS Medic Control Board. The Board is comprised of representatives from both Novant and Atrium.
Recently, Mecklenburg County was approved to pilot the newest Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport (ET3) payment model. The program was developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve patient care and lower costs by reducing avoidable transports to a hospital emergency department (ED). “This year, there are a few things we’re preparing to tackle, including prioritizing the incorporation of the new ET3 Model.” says Dr. Loyd.
Dr. Loyd stresses, “The partnership and collaboration our Medics serve between the two large organizations here in Mecklenburg County is more important then ever as we continue to care for our community and work together towards a common goal: quality care.”
Mid-Atlantic Emergency Medical Associates (MEMA) was founded in 1976. MEMA is a physician-owned team of more than 75 emergency and acute medical care clinicians that serves the greater Charlotte and Piedmont areas of North Carolina, and the team that staffs Novant’s Charlotte-area emergency departments. Learn more about MEMA by visiting our website at www.mema.net.