Division of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
The Division of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center provides medical command and oversight to several local fire departments and prehospital agencies; the UH Ground Critical Care Transport Team; and UH MedEvac, its air medical service. The Division works works in partnership with the University Hospitals EMS Training and Disaster Preparedness Institute (www.uhems.org), which provides medical command, oversight, and education to approximately 150 prehospital agencies and fire departments in northeast Ohio. The UHCMC ED also shares on-line medical command responsibilities for Cleveland EMS and provides representatives to serve on the Cleveland EMS Physician Advisory Board.
The Division is involved in disaster medicine and emergency management through active participation in UHCMC’s Emergency Management Committee as well as the UH System Disaster Committee.
Mass gathering/event medicine is also a focus of the Division by providing medical support and staff for several events throughout the year, including the Cleveland Marathon, the Cleveland Triathlon, and all events at First Energy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns.