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Trefry named Emerson Hospital’s head of EMS personnel

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CONCORD — In keeping with its commitment to provide high-quality emergency services, Emerson Hospital has named Stow resident Bruce Trefry, EMT-P, as manager of emergency medical services (EMS).

Trefry joined Emerson in 1983 as a staff paramedic and was promoted in 1988 to senior paramedic. Prior to joining Emerson, Trefry was the paramedic clinical coordinator for Marlborough Hospital EMS. Trefry is a graduate of the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Paramedic Program and completed his field internship in Houston, Texas.

“Since October 2005, Bruce has co-managed the department on an interim basis along with senior paramedic Marlene Hillman,” said Kevin Whitney, director of nursing services at Emerson Hospital. “During this time, the department has continued to make improvements, including implementing a new electronic run-report system, expanding the transfer ambulance schedule to seven days per week and placing a new transfer ambulance into service.”

“I look forward to building on the valuable partnership between Emerson Hospital and the 13 communities we support with our paramedic service,” said Trefry.

Emerson Hospital’s EMS service was established in 1982. Nine full-time and 19 per diem paramedic staff provide 911 response 24 hours per day, seven days a week to an estimated population of 156,00 in 13 communities covering 230 square miles. A hospital ambulance service provides interfacility transfers and 911 backup 10 hours per day, seven days a week. In 2005, there were 3,473 emergency responses, with 1,982 patients receiving state-of-the-art care through the combined effort of EMTs and paramedics.