Nominations Sought for NEW Vital Signs EMS Innovation Awards!

New York State EMS Innovation Awards

Progressive ideas and forwarding thinking agencies have inspired change that has created system sustainability, recruitment, retention, alternative education models and so much more.

EMS Agencies, REMSCOs, REMACs, Program Agencies, and Course Sponsors over the past year have been implementing innovation throughout New York State achieving positive results and advancing the field of Emergency Medical Services.

If you are an agency or know an agency that has solved a problem/gap using innovation, consider self-nomination or nomination of an agency for the 2019 EMS Innovation Awards!

Award Categories:

  1. Organizational Innovations: Innovations in system designs, agency sustainability, and facilitating organizational
  2. Clinical Delivery Innovations: Innovations in clinical practices that are leading to positive patient outcomes and/or positive patient
  3. Recruitment and Retention Innovations: Innovations in recruitment, onboarding, longevity, staff experience and/or staff satisfaction leading to gaining and retaining
  4. Educational Innovations: Innovations in education delivery models, student experience and/or community


Must be a New York State EMS agency, that includes but is not limited to, an ambulance service, ALS-FR, BLS-FR, REMSCO, REMAC, Program Agency and/or Course Sponsor.  All innovation submissions must be in compliance with New York State Public Health Law Article 30 and Title 10 of the New York Code Rules and Regulations.  Any submission that does not meet these criteria will be ineligible.

Applications must be submitted at this link by Monday, September 9th by 11:59 PM. For questions or concerns, please email [email protected].


Thank you,

Ann Smith,
Program Agency Director

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