About Us MCB OMD

More than 530 paramedics and emergency responders who serve the metropolitan areas of Oklahoma City and Tulsa are on the front lines of emergency medical care and treatment every day. Each year they respond to more than 194,000 calls for life-threatening incidents. Our organization establishes medical directives to ensure patients receive the best possible care. The actions of the EMS providers can mean the difference between life and death. Our protocols and training are on the forefront of medical science, and ensure our region has life support personnel with the most extensive training to offer Oklahomans the best chances for survival.

Our Mission

The provision of emergency medical services is more than public safety in metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa; it is a practice of medicine delegated by the MCB’s Medical Director to the over 3,300 non-physician EMS professionals serving over 1.5 million residents, workers, and visitors of the affiliated cities.

Just as an individual has right to access an educated, qualified, and credential physician providing progressive medical care in times of illness or injury, it is incumbent the EMS system serving metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa provide educated, qualified, and credentialed EMS professionals authorized to deliver the finest pre-hospital medical care available.  When an individual in this service area experiences sudden, unexpected medical symptoms from relatively benign, though concerning pain, to the extreme severity of cardiopulmonary arrest, he or she can rest assured individuals answering the call for help will be trained and prepared to address the medical situation at hand.  This cannot happen without up-to-date, progressive medical treatment protocols and accompanying education and training.

Beginning July 1, 2009, the MCB/OMD committed to bringing its medical treatment protocols to new standards, unparalleled amongst large, urban EMS systems in the United States.  Significant numbers of protocols were added, updated, and/or reformatted consistently at every MCB meeting this year.  In other words, every two months for the past three years, additional clinical capabilities and care are being provided to the patients needing them most.  This commitment to excellence in pre-hospital emergency care reflects the drive and energy of the MCB, Medical Director, OMD professionals, leaders in affiliated fire departments and EMSA, and all field EMS professionals.

Eastern and Western Division

The Regulated Service Area, (RSA) which includes the greater metropolitan areas of Tulsa and Oklahoma City, encompasses 1030 square miles with a resident population of 1,213,096 people (2011 census).  The EMSA Ambulance Service provides Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance coverage to Tulsa and Oklahoma City and surrounding suburbs.  The 9-1-1 centers of Tulsa and Oklahoma City combine to handle 194,327 medical calls annually, resulting in transport of patients to 27 designated hospitals.  There are three components of the on-line EMS system:

  • Fire Department First Response (most fire departments within the RSA are Automatic External Defibrillator [AED] capable), Oklahoma City and Tulsa Fire Departments are currently providing limited ALS/First Response,
  • Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) ALS Transport Agency,
  • On-Line Medical Control.

The RSA is currently a two-tiered system comprising of approximately 530 paramedics, 2230 EMT-intermediates, EMT-B, EMT-Basics, FR, Law enforcement and on-site security staff FR/defibrillators, and approximately 100 On-Line Medical Control Physicians.

The Medical Control Board (MCB) is the medical oversight authority.  Dr. Jeffrey Goodloe is the full time medical director for the MCB providing medical direction for the following metropolitan entities:

EMSA Advanced Life Support Ambulance Service

  • Providing 151 12-hour ambulance shifts (Eastern and Western Divisions)
  • Providing 6 24-hour ambulance shifts (Western Division)
  • All ambulances are Advanced Life Support capable

Tulsa Fire Department

  • 30 Fire Stations
  • 16 stations are Advanced Life Support
  • 14 stations are First Responder or EMT-Basic and AED capable

Oklahoma City Fire Department

  • 36 Fire Stations
  • 31 stations are Advanced Life Support
  • 5 stations are Basic Life Support

Edmond Fire Department

  • 5 Fire Stations
  • All stations are Advanced Life Support

Bethany Fire Department

  • 1 station/AED capable

Mustang Fire Department

  • 1 station/AED capable

Nichols Hills Fire Department

  • 1 station/AED capable

Piedmont Fire Department

  • 2 stations/AED capable

The Village Fire Department

  • 1 station/AED capable

Warr Acres Fire Department

  • 1 station/AED capable

Will Rogers Airport Fire Department

  • 1 station/AED capable
  • Sponsored and deployed Public Access Defibrillation within the airport terminal

Sand Springs Fire Department

  • 2 stations/AED capable and ILS staffed

Bixby Fire Department

  • 2 stations/AED capable

Jenks Fire Department

  • 2 station/AED capable

Keystone Lake Fire and Rescue

  • 1 station/AED capable

Berryhill Fire Department

  • 1 station/AED capable

Oak Cliff Volunteer Fire Department

  • 1 station/AED capable

Oklahoma City Community College

  • On-site first response services for the campus at OCCC/AED capable

The EMS System serves the Cities of:

  • Tulsa, OK
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Edmond, OK
  • Bethany, OK
  • Mustang, OK
  • Nichols Hills, OK
  • Piedmont, OK
  • The Village, OK
  • Warr Acres, OK
  • Yukon, OK
  • Lake Aluma, OK
  • Sand Springs, OK
  • Jenks, OK
  • Bixby, OK
  • Arcadia, OK
  • Valley Brook, OK

Description of Off-Line Medical Direction:

Off-Line direction is provided by the Medical Director, which includes retrospective chart review, cardiac arrest registry, written and practical testing of all EMS personnel and On-Line Medical Control Physicians.  The Medical Control Board provides administrative and medical oversight.  The Medical Director and his staff develop protocols and quality improvement activities. Ad hoc consultants in emergency medicine, pediatrics, cardiology, neurology, trauma, toxicology, disaster medicine, and injury control assist in the development of protocols.

Description of On-Line Medical Direction:

The hospitals in Tulsa and Oklahoma City provide On-Line medical direction to ambulances bringing patients to their facilities.  The physicians providing On-Line medical direction are required to be knowledgeable in the system’s protocols and update themselves when annual revisions occur.  On-Line communication is largely UHF, VHF, and cellular phone activity.  On-Line Medical Control physicians are actively involved in the QI process for this system.

Western Division Map

Eastern Division Map

Fire Medic Group, LLC

Certified Fire Response Agency

Contact Information

  (405) 297-7173

  (405) 297-7199

  info@okctulsaomd.com

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1111 Classen Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Tulsa, Oklahoma

1417 North Lansing Avenue Tulsa, OK 74106

The Medical Control Board

The Medical Control Boardis established by the Emergency Physician Foundations of Oklahoma City (Western Division) and Tulsa (Eastern Division).  The Medical Control Board meets bi-monthly and is comprised of eleven physicians devoting volunteer service to the patients served by the EMS system for metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa. They are dedicated to the men and women rendering emergency medical care as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, or EMT-Paramedic.

The Medical Control Board is comprised of five emergency department physicians from each Division, and one physician from another specialty. These emergency physicians represent the busiest emergency departments in the areas served by the EMS system.

The following physicians served on the MCB during this operational and fiscal year:

 

Michael Smith, MD, FACEP – St. John Medical Center (Tulsa)  – Chair

Chad Borin, DO, FACOEP – St. Anthony Hospital (Oklahoma City) – Vice Chair

David Smith, MD – Integris Baptist Medical Center (Oklahoma City) – Secretary

Roxie M. Albrecht, MD, FACS – University of Oklahoma Medical Center – Trauma (Oklahoma City)

Russell Anderson, DO – Hillcrest Hospital South  (Tulsa)

Mark Blubaugh, DO, FACOEP – Oklahoma State University Medical Center (Tulsa)

Brandon Boke, MD  – University of Oklahoma Medical Center (Oklahoma City)

Barrett T. Bradt, MD –  St. Francis Hospital (Tulsa)

Jeffrey D. Dixon, MD, FACEP – Hillcrest Medical Center (Tulsa)

John Nalagan, MD, FACEP – Mercy Medical Center ( OKC)

Keri Smith, DO – Integris Southwest Medical Center (Oklahoma City)

Office of the Medical Director

The Medical Directors, the day-to-day recognized clinical authority in the EMS system, serving as such between times the MCB is meeting. Jeffrey M. Goodloe, MD, NREMT-P, FACEP is the Medical Director for all agencies receiving medical oversight from the MCB/OMD.

The MCB contracted with the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Oklahoma’s School of Community Medicine in July 2009 for physician medical director services.  Substantial benefits to the EMS system and its patients are achieved through this arrangement, bringing research and educational capabilities from the University of Oklahoma, its emergency medicine residency program, and its collegial network of medical professionals.

Duties of the Office of the Medical Director

OMD professionals work daily to assist public safety agencies charged with emergency medical services responsibilities to fulfill those according to the clinical care standards established by the MCB.  Medical outcomes determinations, individual medical care review, personnel education, personnel credentialing, equipment/vehicle performance review and inspection are just some of the myriad activities performed in support of excellence in pre-hospital emergency medical care.

All OMD directors are particularly experienced and gifted clinicians and administrative leaders, guided by admirable work ethic.  Each has served this and other EMS systems in a multitude of responsibilities, beginning with field service and progressing to their current oversight duties. The Executive Assistant is responsible for OMD workflow logistics, organization, and spearheading additional service product lines. The Data Analyst improves community health and Emergency Medical Services system capabilities through data entry of critical illness and injury care delivered by EMS system providers. This data entry directly enables enhanced data analysis capabilities, leading to clinical care standards with greater health impact.

The Office of the Medical Director is comprised of the following professionals:

Dr. Jeffrey M. Goodloe

Dr. Jeffrey M. Goodloe

Medical Director
Dr. Curtis Knoles

Dr. Curtis Knoles

Assistant Medical Director
Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones

Executive Assistant
David Howerton

David Howerton

Director of Clinical Affairs - Western Division
Duffy McAnallen

Duffy McAnallen

Director of Clinical Affairs - Eastern Division
Dr. Jamil Rahman

Dr. Jamil Rahman

Director of Health Information Systems
Matthew Cox

Matthew Cox

Director of Critical Care Analytics

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