Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program Wins National Awards
In 2015, the REACH Healthcare Foundation awarded The City of Olathe Fire Department a $20,000 capacity grant to fund further development of the Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) Program. The program, which deploys firefighter paramedics to medically assess individuals who request service, but do not need to visit an emergency room, determines needs and resources, and helps connect patients with the appropriate care in the community.
The MIH Program has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and Masimo Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award.
The CFSI/Masimo awards ceremony brings together representatives of all the national fire and emergency service organizations as well as members of Congress to advance important issues in Washington, D.C., that benefit firefighters. The awards presentation will take place on Tuesday, May 5, at the 28th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner in Washington, D.C.
Additionally, the MIH Program has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Thomas H. Muehlenbeck Award for Excellence in Local Government by the Alliance for Innovation.
Innovation Award recipients are chosen from among hundreds of nominations received by a committee consisting of national city and county managers and Alliance for Innovation staff. The selection committee looks for dedication to stretching and improving the boundaries of day-to-day government operations and practices, implementing creative business processes and improving community civic health. The awards ceremony will be held at the 2016 Transforming Local Government Conference from June 15-17 in Saint Paul, MN.