Columbia S.C. — The South Carolina Emergency Medical Services Association (SCEMSA) is pleased to announce that veteran EMS administrator and South Carolina native Henry Lewis has been hired as its first Executive Director. After a nationwide search, the SCEMSA Board of Directors selected Mr. Lewis from a field of 53 candidates. In his role as Executive Director, Mr. Lewis is tasked with carrying out the Association’s mission of improving emergency medical services in South Carolina through advocacy, collaboration and education.
“This is a historical moment for EMS in South Carolina” said SCEMSA Board President William Tatum. “The Board is excited to work with Mr. Lewis as our new executive director and confident that the Association will be well positioned under his guidance to thrive in the years to come.”
About Henry Lewis:
-His venture in to public service started as a volunteer firefighter.
-He earned his South Carolina emergency medical technician (EMT) certification in 2001and his paramedic certification a short time later.
-He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Emergency Management and is now a Certified Emergency Manager. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration.
- He has twenty years of experience as a clinician and administrator with public, private and hospital based EMS agencies and ambulance services.
-He worked as the State EMS Coordinator at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).
-He currently serves on numerous statewide and national committees involving EMS. He is the Chairman of the National Association of EMT’s (NAEMT) Membership Committee.
Mr. Lewis will be working closely with the South Carolina Emergency Medical Services Association membership, legislators and other stakeholders to address the complex challenges facing EMS in our state such as workforce development, responder mental health, education and reimbursement.
We have developed a form to report Honorees to the EMS Memorial Bike Ride. If you know of any who needs to be reported from 2020, please get with the appropriate group/person to fill out the form.
Download the nominee form here.
We want to appropriately honor everyone, so we are requiring the form to be filled out for each honoree. The nominee deadline to be on jerseys for the 2020 ride will be March 1, 2021.
Please submit the completed form along with any additional information & pictures to the SC EMS Memorial Bike Ride email account at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event Dates: March 10-13, 2021
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Get details and register at: https://scemsa.org/Symposium
Schedule coming soon!
SCEMSA has created a new COVID-19 resource page at scemsa.org/covid-19, which provides links to national and state entities, resources regarding PPE requests, online training, and more.
We will use this page as a place to update and post relevant information rather than filling up your inbox. The COVID-19 resource page will be periodically updated to add the latest information and link to the most current guidance from the CDC and other agencies.
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