The Office of the Medical Director (OMD) for the City of Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical  System (EMS) is  responsible for comprehensive medical oversight of all clinical care provided in the EMS System.

The EMS System is comprised of 27 organizations with more than 2,000 individual providers. The System also interfaces with 17 hospitals within the EMS service area.
The Office continues to grow and develop as a system, relying on its mission and vision to guide progress. The values define the organization on how it collaborates with system partners to provide competent patient care.

2019 Novel Coronavirus Information

CDC: Interim Guidance for EMS and 911 Public Safety

OMD Summary and Provider Health and Safety Advisory Regarding Novel Coronavirus CDC EMS Guidance

Information, guidance, and resources compiled by Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC)

OSHA Memo: 03/14/2020 - Temporary Enforcement Guidance - Healthcare Respiratory Protection Annual Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Dr. Mark Escott, Medical Director

Mission

The mission of the Office of the Medical Director is to define, support and advance our clinical practice of medicine for the EMS System.

Vision

The OMD’s vision is to improve the quality of life in our Community by providing the tools for delivering professionally competent care and advancing the science of medicine.

Values

The OMD’s values are to be patient-centered, system-oriented, innovative through science and data, and leaders by example. The Office continues to grow and develop as a system, relying on its mission and vision to guide progress. The values define the organization on how it collaborates with system partners to provide competent patient care.

Medical Directors and Staff

See the full staff biographies.

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