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The Six Pillars of the Star of Life

Leadership
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams

Management
“Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.” Stephen R. Covey

Communications
“Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” General George S. Patton

System Design and Improvement

“Find the problems; constantly improve the system of production and service. There should be continual reduction of waste and continual improvement of quality in every activity so as to yield a continual rise in productivity and a decrease in costs”. Edward Deming

Strategic Planning
“Leaders and managers of public and nonprofit organizations must be effective strategists if these organizations are to fulfill their mission, meet their mandates, and satisfy their constituents” John M Bryson

Preparedness
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Benjamin Franklin

15 Minutes Until 50 Patients – Listen In – April

The design of your EMS System’s preparedness planning must include the local and regional hospitals. Each EMS service must participate in the surge capacity planning for the hospitals to assure a smooth transition of care during times of crisis.

Christopher Riccardi, CHSP, CHEP
Chris riccardi is the Emergency Management O cer, disaster Preparedness and Project Coordinator for Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His responsibilities include oversight of the hospital’s management of the federally funded Healthcare Preparedness Program and development of various hospital training programs related to disaster preparedness. Chris currently presides as the Chair for the California Hospital Association’s Emergency Management Advisory Committee. Chris also represents hospitals as a member of the Los Angeles County EMS/department of Public Health disaster Coalition Advisory Committee.
Terry Stone, RN, MS, EMS
Terry Stone is currently the Safety O cer and Emergency Preparedness Manager of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, California. Terry is a registered nurse, has
a Masters degree in healthcare administration, and is certi ed in healthcare quality and emergency management. The majority of her career has been in nursing, administrative leadership positions, and emergency management in the acute care hospital setting. Terry and Chris riccardi are both part of the Los Angeles Healthcare Coalition and partnered in developing the 15 to 50… approach to a Mass Casualty Incident.

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