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Scotland County Ambulance Service Welcomes New Supervisor

2/19/2015

Scotland County Hospital in Memphis has welcomed Brian Pollard, Paramedic, as the Ambulance Service’s new Supervisor. Pollard comes to SCH from Red Oak, Iowa, where he served as a Captain and EMS Director for a combination Fire Base/EMS system. “The relationships between Scotland County Hospital, the Ambulance service and the communities we serve will benefit greatly from his track record of excellence and innovation and the knowledge and skills that Brian brings with him,” said Randy Tobler, MD, SCH Interim CEO. “The challenge of providing solid clinical care to the wide variety of patients and conditions that the Ambulance crew sees everyday is difficult. Brian’s management of the Ambulance crew and services will insure that patients will receive the best possible care at the scene and en route to the hospital.”

Pollard is a native of Woodburn, IA, and completed the paramedic program at Mercy College of Health & Sciences in Des Moines. He also earned an Associate’s Degree in Emergency Medical Services from Iowa Central in Ft. Dodge. He has worked as both a volunteer and a career staff in EMS and fire services. He and his wife have moved to the community and their children are enrolled in school at Scotland County R-1. In his free time, he enjoys camping and outdoor activities with his family.

He holds multiple certifications in Emergency Medical Services, some of these include being both a Nationally Registered Paramedic as well as a Missouri & Iowa Paramedic, IDPH endorsement as an EMS Instructor, American Heart Association provider and instructor certifications in Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization provider and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. National Association of EMT’s provider certifications in Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support, and Instructor certification in Advanced Medical Life Support.

Additionally, Mr. Pollard has accumulated several additional hours of training involving Weapons of Mass Destruction, Public Information, Vehicle Extrication and general emergency medical functions. “I’ve gained outside experience and knowledge by being involved with many diverse EMS agencies and I believe that involvement allows me to see the larger picture of the profession and put that knowledge base to work with the SCH Ambulance Service,” said Pollard.

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