New Medical Program Director starts August 1

Dr. Michael Sullivan, EMS Medical Program Director (MPD) for San Juan County has resigned from his position as the county MPD effective today July 31, 2019. Dr. Sullivan served as the MPD for over a decade. The San Juan County EMS and Trauma Council extends our appreciation for his years of service to our communities in this capacity.

After an intensive recruitment process, in partnership with the Washington Department of Health the council identified several very qualified candidates to fill this position. The San Juan County EMS Council recommended to the DOH that Dr. Joshua Corsa be appointed as Dr. Sullivan’s successor. The Department of Health has approved the local council recommendation appointing Dr. Joshua Corsa to be the MPD effective August 1, 2019.

Dr. Corsa began his medical career as an EMT in 1997 in a small island community on the East Coast before becoming a Paramedic. Dr. Corsa attended medical school at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He is currently a Trauma and Acute Care Surgeon at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington. He is an Assistant Professor at Washington State University and provides medical oversight for Snohomish County Region One SWAT team, and Snohomish County Search and Rescue. He is active in additional roles within the larger emergency medical community including the U.S military, wilderness EMS, and air medical organizations.

We are working on arrangements with Dr. Corsa to meet with the DOH, San Juan County EMS and medical community stakeholders in the near future to kick off his tenure as MPD.

Lainey Volk - Director of Outreach & Education Community Paramedicine San Juan Island EMS

J Havner - Chief, Lopez Fire & EMS

Scott Williams - Chief, Orcas Island Fire & Rescue

Helen Riggins - EMS Chief, Shaw Island Fire & EMS

Dwight Brown -  Clinical Leader, Island Air Ambulance 

Brian Prince - Outreach Coordinator, Air Lift Northwest  

Rebecca Smith - SJCPHD#1 Commissioner

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