The City of Bryan has named Aaron Buzzard, M.D., St. Joseph Emergency Physician, Medical Director of the Bryan Fire Department (BFD).
This initiative is expected to improve emergency care in Bryan and BrazosCounty and allow for seamless care from the scene to the hospital.
Patients will directly benefit from this partnership. Benefits from this agreement:
Bryan Fire Department Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
BFD has operated under medical direction from a Dallas-based doctor since 1995. While EMS care has been very good, the ability to interact with the Medical Director was not possible due to his location. BFD has been looking for a group of local physicians to partner with to bring the medical direction locally.
The medical director of an EMS agency is a physician who provides guidance, leadership, oversight and quality assurance for the practice of local paramedics and EMTs. The medical director is generally responsible for the creation of protocols for treatment by paramedics and providing leadership to the group of physicians who assist with the provision of medical oversight. The medical director may also assist the EMS agency in extending its scope of practice.
About Dr. Buzzard
Dr. Aaron Buzzard has been a Board-Certified ER Physician for seven years, four of which have been with St. Joseph. He spent 10 years in the Army and eight in the Army National Guard and Army Reserves. During that time he served four combat tours in Iraq at a Level 1 Trauma Center and on-board fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. He also has experience as a combat medic and EMT.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from TexasA&MUniversity, Dr. Buzzard attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He completed his residency at DarnallArmyHospital in Fort Hood, Texas, and received additional trauma training in Houston, Dallas, Austin and Detroit.
Along with the other physicians who see patients at St. Joseph ERs, Dr. Buzzard is directly employed by Emergency Services Partners (ESP).
Trauma Care Capabilities Expanding at St. Joseph
Currently, St. Joseph Regional is designated as the Lead Level 3 trauma hospital in our seven-county region. Early next year, St. Joseph expects to receive a Level 2 designation. At that time, St. Joseph Regional will be the only Level 2 Trauma Center between Waco and Houston.
With paramedics from the City of Bryan Fire Department, St. Joseph and St. Joseph AirMedical collaborating to provide life-saving, excellent care, it is these organizations’ and agencies’ shared goal that the result be a seamless experience for patients.
In 2011, St. Joseph treated:
Check out more photos on our Facebook page:
Publish date:Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Looking for a doctor? Perform a quick search by name or browse by specialty.