Altru Paramedics Complete Leadership Training
Grand Forks, ND – A group of paramedics at Altru Health System recently completed leadership training through the North Dakota Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Association.
The North Dakota EMS Leadership Academy is a four-level course developed and facilitated by SafeTech Solutions, a national EMS consulting firm with extensive experience in rural EMS systems. It is designed to give each student basic tools and information needed to successfully assume the role of an EMS leader.
“Emergency medical services in North Dakota are very challenging for both rural and urban ambulance services,” said Art Culver, manager of Altru’s Ambulance Services. “To face these challenges, we need strong leaders within our team. This course was very insightful and resourceful, and gave us tools to better lead others as we face these challenges.”
In addition to Culver, supervisor Jen Berger and paramedic Eric Toutenhoofd also completed the training.
Altru provides paramedic emergency services to the majority of Grand Forks County in North Dakota, and portions of Marshall County and a large percentage of Polk County in Minnesota. Paramedics are trained to function under an assortment of circumstances since emergency calls vary drastically. Altru ambulance services responds to approximately 6,800 911-requests each year.
About Altru Health System
Altru Health System is a community-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a rehabilitation hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, a large home care network, and a congregate living facility. It employs more than 200 physicians and 3,800 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $400 million.