HEMSI Medical Director Dr. Sherrie Squyres recently earned the highly specialized Emergency Medical Services (EMS) certification from the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). The organization certifies only those emergency physicians who meet stringent educational, professional standing, and examination standards. Gaining the added sub-specialty in emergency medicine places Squyres in an elite category of recognized physicians nationwide.
In addition to her standing as a long-time qualified diplomat of the ABEM, Squyres also met rigorous qualifications for the sub-specialty EMS certification including medical oversight of the EMS team, EMS direct patient care in the field, supervisory functions for the response system, and daily direct medical decision-making and control of EMS-delivered patient care. Her added level of certification will allow her to deliver enhanced direction for initial patient stabilization, treatment, and transport of sick and injured patients.
Squyres earned her medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and completed residencies at the University of Alabama in Birmingham Hospitals and University Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. She has served as HEMSI’s Medical Director for more than 22 years. She brings critical expertise to the HEMSI team in overseeing all medical operations in addition to providing training and support for the Emergency Medical Technicians. Her involvement improves patient safety and enhances the quality of emergency medical care for patients in the pre-hospital environment.
HEMSI CEO Jon Howell said, “We congratulate Dr. Squyres on her tremendous achievement in gaining this additional certification. It’s a testament to her dedication to provide continual enhancements to emergency care for all of HEMSI’s patients.”