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1 EMS Consortium Partnership of of Kent County Grand Valley Metro Council Presentation – December 5 th, 2013

2 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 We Will Discuss Today

3 What We Learned at UMMM….EMS System “Good but not Great”

4  Wyoming  Plainfield Township (considering)  Grand Rapids  Rockford  East Grand Rapids  Grandville  Kentwood Current Consortium Makeup Who Is Participating in Consortium? This EMS Partnership is open to any Kent County municipality that wishes to participate in collaborating to develop excellence in EMS response.

5 Service Area Snapshot

6  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. Purpose and Objectives of Consortium

7  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 Is the Value of a Municipal Consortium?

8 Outcome Benefits? Risk?

9 What could a new structure of the EMS system look like after analysis? Municipal Consortium Ambulance Contracts Performance/Medical Review Agent Hospitals Kent County Emergency Medical System (monitors and reports on entire system performance below) Ambulance Companies (Non-Contractual) Medical First Responders (Public)

10  End of > First Group of Consortium Becomes Official (other municipalities may choose to join).  1 st Quarter of > Discuss structure of the EMS System with Hospital, Ambulance, and Medical First Responder partners to develop desirable and meaningful outcomes.  1 st Quarter of > Draft Performance Agent contract.  1st Quarter of > Purchasing/Procedural Rules along with By- Laws approved.  2 nd Quarter of > Finalize draft contract with private ambulance companies. TIMELINE

11 These documents build the Consortium and it provides tools for entities to interact with ambulance companies as 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. Deliverables For


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