The Association of Critical Care Transport welcomed new board members at its Annual Meeting in August at the Pinnacle Conference.
New members included:
OSF Life Flight
Karen Arndt is the Outreach Coordinator for OSF Life Flight in Illinois.
Ms. Arndt has 20 years of leadership experience in both air and ground critical care transport services. Prior to her employment at OSF Life Flight, Karen was the Chief Flight Nurse/Administrative Director at the University of Chicago Medical Center, and the Business Operations Manager at IU Health Lifeline in Indianapolis.
Jeffrey Stearns has been a critical care transport nurse for the Mayo Clinic since 1995.
He has been integrally involved in the program's quality and safety debrief programs as a quality management coordinator, and has presented original research on clinical and triage topics. Jeff received his undergraduate and graduate degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. "I am extremely honored to be a part of an association that places quality patient care and safety first."
Cincinnati Medical Center Air & Mobile Care
Mary Ahlers is a Clinical Coordinator for University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Air Care & Mobile Care.
She has a lifetime commitment to the advancement of BLS, ALS and Critical Care Medical Transport and shares the goal to facilitate the advancement of medical services outreach and transport to ill and injured patients through quality and safety standards, with emphasis in areas of the underserved rural areas of special needs. She is passionate about best practice through evidence-based research, education and standards for a cross-continuum of patient-centered care. She embraces advocacy for national recognition of critical-care curriculum development, certification with state and federal program support.