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Merger of Program Agencies!

7/1/2022

Merger of Program Agencies!

Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization North Country EMS, and Mountain Lakes Regional EMS Council, Inc. are excited to announce they are leading through action by completing a merger of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program Agency services, which will ensure long-term support for EMS within the counties of Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, Essex, Warren and Washington, an area that encompasses much of the Adirondack Park and Fort Drum area.

This ground-breaking collaborative effort, which begins July 1, 2022, will result in each Region continuing to be served by their respective Regional EMS Councils (REMSCOs) and Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committees (REMACs). FDRHPO will support both REMSCOs and REMACs by utilizing their robust resources and shared services. Mountain Lakes Regional EMS Council, Inc. will continue to serve the Mountain Lakes Region as a New York State EMS Course Sponsor, Specialty Course Sponsor, and American Heart Association Training Center. Below are some key points and information, which may answer frequently asked questions.

FDRHPO EMS Website and Updates

Visit www.fdrhpo.org/ems and sign up for the weekly newsletter and the Director’s newsletter, which is released as needed. We will be working to migrate all Mountain Lakes REMAC and REMSCO information to this site. All Mountain Lakes education-related information will remain at www.mountainlakesems.org.

FDRHPO North Country EMS Mailing Address and Fax Number

120 Washington Street

Suite 230

Watertown, NY 13601

(315) 755-2022 - Fax

All correspondence related to REMSCO and REMAC business, such as credentialing, CON applications, etc., should be sent to this address. Please note, the preferred method for submitting documents is via email to  Paperwork@fdrhpo.org

Staff Contacts

Ann Smith

Director

asmith@fdrhpo.org

(315) 755-2020 ext. 56

Jonathan Cole

Program Assistant

jcole@fdrhpo.org

(315) 755-2020 ext. 52

Zachary Boucher

Data and Informatics Coordinator

zboucher@fdrhpo.org

(315) 755-2020 ext.53                                                                                                                                                          

Program Agency Related Services

Provider Credentialing – Continue current processes and procedures. When notified, all Mountain Lakes Providers will need to register within an online CME system, but not at this time.

Agency ALS Operating Authority Renewals – No changes to processes and procedures. Mountain Lakes packets should be sent to Zachary Boucher, via email zboucher@fdrhpo.org

ePCR and Data – No changes to processes and procedures. All inquiries and issues should be addressed to Zachary Boucher for the Mountain Lakes Region and Jonathan Cole for the North Country Region.

General Support/Questions – Questions and needs related to operations, complaints, quality assurance, Certificate of Need issues, continuing education, or other general matters should be directed to Ann Smith via email or phone. 


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