Upcoming Events


Effectively Managing the Complex, Challenging, and

Obscure Business of EMS

September 7, 2018

Marist College
3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

The purpose of this program is to provide an educational forum for leaders in Emergency Medical Services to discuss some of the most preseing and critical issues that affect EMS for-profit and not-for-profit agency systems and personnel.  This unique program format and straight-forward discussion will support leaders in EMS with overviews of:
Leadership and the oversight necessary for organizational success essential to proper financial management.
Undersganding your agency's strategic position in your community.
How to avoid personnel management mistakes.
THe legalities, personnel problems, and internal dynamics to make recruitment and retention work better for you and your agency.
A case study/introduction discussion of how well your agency culture manages the inclusion, orientation, and integration of experienced providers.

8:00am - 8:30am       Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30am - 8:45am       Welcome & Introduction
8:45am - 9:30am       Understanding your Agency’s Strategic Position in Your
                                Community - Presented by Steve Kroll
9:30am -11:00am      Personnel Management - Presented by Clark Hayward
11:00am - 11:15am   Break
11:15am - 12:30pm   Why Can’t Anyone Keep Anyone? (Recruitment & Retention of Paid & 
                                Volunteer Staff)- Presented by Douglas Wildermuth, BS, NREMTP, CIC, 12:30pm – 1:15pm     Networking Lunch
1:15pm-2:15-pm       Who’s Old is New Again - Presented by Lee Burns
2:15pm-3:15pm        Governance Principles and Best Practices for EMS Agencies - Presented
                               by Doug Sauer
3:15pm-3:30pm        Break
3:30pm – 4:30pm      Fiscal Outlook - Presented by Doug Sauer

For additional information, please download our flyer here.



In 2004, Catskill Hudson AHEC presented its first “Nursing Summit” to nurse administrators and nurse educators who wished to work together and with Catskill Hudson AHEC to promote the profession of nursing in New York State.  Since then, Catskill Hudson AHEC’s Nursing Summit has attracted all levels of the nursing profession, as well as healthcare professionals, health professions educators, and health professions students by providing an educational forum to explore topics of relevance and critical issues facing nursing and healthcare professionals today and supporting the continued development of and within the nursing profession.  The Nursing Summit has also provided invaluable networking opportunities for attendees.

Over the years, Nursing Summit Topics have included:

  • The Role of the Nurse in Shaping the Future of Healthcare: Progressing Toward the Triple Aim
  • Transformational Leadership in a New Healthcare Environment
  • Improving Healthcare To LGBT Individuals and Families: Awareness to Action
  • Ethics
  • Mock Trial and Beyond (a live demonstration of healthcare litigation and more)
  • Use of Technology for Teaching and Staff Development
  • Topics in Developing Staff Excellence
  • Online Curriculum Development Workshop
  • Nurse Preceptor Development
  • The Artistry of Nurse Management

If you would like to receive information for upcoming programs, please email your contact information to info@chahec.org or contact our staff at (845) 883-7260.