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Staff
 Spring 2014


Summit County Ambulance Service (SCAS) operates as an enterprise fund of the Summit County government providing pre-hospital emergency medical services and ambulance transport to area and regional medical facilities, and both the residents and visitors of Summit County, 24 hours a day/365 days a year. The Service has a staff of fifty two (52) outstanding full-time and part-time employees. The field level staffing consists of Paramedics, EMT-Intermediates, and EMT-Basics with IV training. Additionally, nearly all of our Paramedics are trained in Critical Care Transport (CCT) allowing SCAS to provide extended emergency transport care.

The operations staff consist of three rotating shifts, covering 3 full-time ambulances. Operations is organized to allow us to provide additional staffing for up to 5 additional ambulances during seasonal peak county visitation periods or in the event of large emergencies. Many of our staff hold additional specialized training allowing them to provide emergency medical support and/or incident command staffing for the Summit Rescue Group, Summit County SWAT Team, wildland fires, state and national emergencies. Other staff provide pre-hospital emergency training for community members and teach at our local community colleges.

The administrative office is open for billing, training and community out-reach services, Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm MST.




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James Woodworth, BS, CCEMT- P, NRP
Director

Originally from Berkshire County, Massachusetts, Jamie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1988, and served four years of active duty as a Field Scout in a special operations Marine Expeditionary Unit. After being honorably discharged he moved to Glenwood Springs to attend Colorado Mountain College and achieved an EMT-Basic certification in 1994 while working as a whitewater guide on the Colorado River and volunteer for the local fire based EMS service. In 1996, he moved to Summit County and began working for SCAS. A 1999 graduate of the CMC Breckenridge wilderness paramedic program, and a 2005 National Fire Academy graduate in EMS Management, Jamie promoted to Shift Supervisor in October of 2001, Deputy Director in August 2009, and Director in April 2014. Jamie also recently completed his Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and Organizational Leadership.

In addition to managerial and ambulance duties, Jamie serves as a wilderness and tactical paramedic for both the Summit County Search and Rescue and SWAT teams in a reserve capacity. He shares many of Colorado’s outdoor experiences, including skiing, running, rafting, mountain biking, backpacking, and camping, with his wife, daughter and son.


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Sharon Jones-Bird
Office Manager

Sharon has 27 years of experience in medical customer service and collections. Her career began in a medical office as a patient care representative and became a supervisor of the collection team. Her experience in a variety of medical offices provides a well-rounded knowledge of medical customer services. She has worked with Summit County Ambulance for over 11 years. As the Administrative Manager, she oversees the daily operations of the administrative / billing office. The experience and knowledge she brings to the organization assures exceptional customer service and an outstanding collection rate.


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Jeanne Power, CCEMT-P, NRP
Clinical Practice  Supervisor

Jeanne Power is a paramedic and has worked in EMS for 20 years, beginning her career as a volunteer EMT in Search and Rescue and as a professional firefighter/paramedic.
Jeanne started with Summit County Ambulance in 2012, joining the staff as the Clinical Practice Supervisor. She currently oversees the Training Division and  the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Program. Jeanne directs the Field Training Instructor program, is responsible for new-hire training and also provides continuing education to current staff. Jeanne’s role in the CQI program includes monitoring all clinical and operational activities for Summit County Ambulance as well as conducting monthly CQI meetings that include all emergency services agencies in the county. Jeanne has training and instructor certifications in CPR, ACLS, PALS, PHTLS, CONTOMS, HAZMAT, Fire Instructor I and NIMS. She has been trained at the National Fire Academy in several areas including Advanced Life Support for Hazardous Materials and EMS for Special Operations, and has taught courses in Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism for the Department of Justice. 



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Jill Ridenhour, CCEMT-P, NRP
A-Shift Supervisor

Jill Ridenhour has 29 years of experience in the profession of Emergency Medicine with 19 of those years at Summit County Ambulance Service. In the early days of her career with the service she worked as a volunteer responding to 911 calls from her home. She was hired into a full time position with SCAS in late 1999, in addition to her field experience she has worked in the training division as a Paramedic II and as a Field Training Instructor and has spent time working with the Administrative Department. As a field supervisor she is now involved in the operations side of the service and believes herself to be a very “well-rounded” member of Summit County Ambulance Service team, she also holds the title of “Ships Counselor.”  She maintains instructor certifications in ACLS, PALS, CPR and First Aid. Jill has lived in Summit County for 25 years with her husband and has raised 2 children here.


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Jim Levi, CCEMT-P, NRP
B-Shift Supervisor

Jim is a native of Colorado and moved to Summit County In 1995. Jim joined the Summit County Ambulance team in 2004. Prior to that he worked for the Town of Breckenridge, the Breckenridge Ski Patrol, and Red, White and Blue Fire Department.  He has a beautiful wife and two ornery young children here in Summit County. Besides “raising babies” he enjoys rafting, trail running, and mountain biking.


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Bill Clark, CCEMT-P, NRP
C-Shift Supervisor

Bill Clark started his EMS career in 1995 and has been an EMT-Paramedic since 1997. He has worked for Summit County Ambulance since 2000. Bill took on the duties of CQI Coordinator in 2007, assisting the CQI Supervisor with all of Summit County Ambulance Service continuous quality improvement activities. In 2009 he started overseeing all continuous quality improvement activities under the new title of CQI Officer. Recently, Bill took on the role of C-Shift Supervisor. Bill continues to help with the in-house training program.

Don Koogle
Paramedic II - Disaster Management

Don Koogle joined SCAS full time in March 2013.  He comes to Summit County Ambulance with over 12 years of experience in emergency services and emergency management.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Service Administration,  has worked for volunteer agencies, combination and paid professional departments, and is a member of the command team for National Disaster Medical system.  In addition to his duties as a medical provider, Don coordinates our Wildland Medic, Disaster Response teams, and "Keep The Beat" Public Access Defibrillator Program.


Jenn W. Oese
Paramedic II - Compliance


Ben Dengerink
Paramedic II - Data Systems



Peter Vellman, MD, FACEP
Medical Director
St. Anthony's Hospital

Marc Doucette, MD, FACEP
Medical Director
St. Anthony Summit Medical Center

Dr. Doucette a Colorado native was born and raised in Denver. He attended Colorado College in Colorado Springs. After college Dr. Doucette moved up to the mountains and worked as a full time ski patroller at Keystone Mountain for three years. He continued to volunteer patrol at Keystone and A-Basin for the next ten years. Dr. Doucette graduated from The University of Colorado Medical School, in 1997. He then did an Emergency Medicine residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He worked for 2 years in Taos, NM before returning to his home state of Colorado. Dr. Doucette currently works as an emergency room physician and serves as the Medical Director of Emergency Services at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in Frisco. In addition to spending time with his wife Karin and his daughter Katie, Marc also enjoys skiing, bicycling, photography, and travel.

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Emergency Services Building
227 County Shops Rd.
P.O. Box 4910
Frisco, CO 80443

Ph: (970) 668-5777
Fx: (970) 668-4146
Emergency: 9-1-1

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