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EMS Consortium Partnership of of Kent County. Grand Valley Metro Council Presentation – December 5 th , 2013. What We Will Discuss Today. The Urban Metro Mayors and Managers took notice of the EMS System as a whole following a 2010 KCEMS Report and a 2012 ICMA Report.

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Ems consortium partnership of of kent county

EMS Consortium Partnership of of Kent County

Grand Valley Metro Council Presentation – December 5th, 2013


What we will discuss today
What We Will Discuss Today

The Urban Metro Mayors and Managers took notice of the EMS System as a whole following a 2010 KCEMS Report and a 2012 ICMA Report.

  • What was discovered at UMMM Meeting last February that lead us here?

  • Who is Participating in Consortium’s Creation?

  • Purpose and Objectives of Consortium

  • What is the Value of a Municipal Consortium devoted to EMS analysis?

  • Benefit of Outcomes.

  • What Could a Future EMS System Look Like?

  • Timeline and Deliverables.


What w e learned at ummm ems system good but not great
What We Learned at UMMM….EMS System “Good but not Great”


Who is participating in consortium
Who Is Participating in Consortium?

Current Consortium Makeup

  • Wyoming

  • Plainfield Township (considering)

  • Grand Rapids

  • Rockford

  • East Grand Rapids

  • Grandville

  • Kentwood

This EMS Partnership is open to any Kent County municipality that wishes to participate in collaborating to develop excellence in EMS response.



Purpose and objectives of consortium
Purpose and Objectives of Consortium

  • Purpose:

    Interested municipal partners collaborating to insure that there are quality, responsive, and accountable EMS services to individuals in Kent County.

  • Objectives:

  • Work with stakeholders to review subject service areas. Do they make sense?

  • Develop Consortium via inter-local agreement to craft contract with ambulance companies.

  • Develop contract with agent(s) to administer ambulance agreement on behalf of Consortium.

  • Speak with one voice.

  • Develop a platform for Hospital – Private Ems – Medical First Responders – Municipalities to collaborate.


What is the value of a municipal consortium
What Is the Value of a Municipal Consortium?

  • Assists with identifying who is interested in creating Consortium platform that has shared goals.

  • Clarifies and communicates actions to all contract parties for transparency.

  • Municipalities communicate with one voice.

  • Seeing the Dispatch-MFR-EMS-Hospital system in its entirety and understanding its performance with KCEMS and other expert partnerships.



What could a new structure of the EMS system look like after analysis?

Kent County Emergency Medical System (monitors and reports on entire system performance below)

Hospitals

Ambulance Companies (Non-Contractual)

Medical First Responders (Public)

Municipal Consortium

Performance/Medical Review Agent

Ambulance Contracts


TIMELINE analysis?

  • End of 2013 -> First Group of Consortium Becomes Official (other municipalities may choose to join).

  • 1st Quarter of 2014 -> Discuss structure of the EMS System with Hospital, Ambulance, and Medical First Responder partners to develop desirable and meaningful outcomes.

  • 1st Quarter of 2014 - > Draft Performance Agent contract.

  • 1st Quarter of 2014 -> Purchasing/Procedural Rules along with By-Laws approved.

  • 2nd Quarter of 2014 -> Finalize draft contract with private ambulance companies.


Deliverables for 2013 2014
Deliverables For 2013-2014 analysis?

These documents build the Consortium and it provides tools for entities to interact with ambulance companiesas well as an agent to act on behalf of Consortium

  • Resolution for municipality consideration that commits to developing documents for review (Completed).

  • Inter-local agreement that outlines Consortium Powers. (Completed).

  • Procedural rules, by-laws, and purchasing rules.

  • Contract between Performance/Medical Review Agent and Consortium for Agent to administer ambulance contract on Consortium’s behalf.

  • Consortium Contract with Ambulance Companies for service area coverage.

  • Municipal Boards will review these contracts as they are drafted for possible action, if compelled to do so.


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