Buzzard Leads Joint Training Exercise

February 8, 2017

Dr. Aaron Buzzard describes the joint training exercise he helped lead with CHI St. Joseph Health in Waller County.

Dr. Aaron Buzzard describes the joint training exercise he helped lead with CHI St. Joseph Health in Waller County.

Dr. Aaron Buzzard, ED medical director at CHI St. Joseph Health Bellville Hospital, helped lead a joint training exercise with first responders in neighboring Waller County on February 7. Firefighters and EMS workers extricated a trapped, unstable “patient” from simulated a motor vehicle rollover and airlifted her to the trauma center in Bryan.

“A joint training exercise like this is very unusual,” Buzzard said. “It’s complicated to set up but we know it’s important for our first responders to see every single layer of care that happens to you when you’re injured.”
Waller County is particularly vulnerable. “They have the unique situation that they don’t have a hospital in their entire county so the patients in their community that are seriously injured or sick rely heavily on EMS to transport them to the nearest appropriate facility,” Buzzard said.
Read and view the full story online, as covered by KBTX-TV.

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About Emergency Service Partners

Founded in 1988, Emergency Service Partners is a physician-owned practice management group specializing in hospital emergency departments (EDs), serving more than 35 EDs across Texas–including six in the CHI St. Joseph Health system. In addition, ESP provides pulmonary, intensive care, sleep medicine, hospitalist, and ob/gyn hospitalist services in Central Texas. ESP owns and operates Five Star ER, a group of freestanding emergency centers in the Austin area. In January 2017, ESP became a founding partner of US Acute Care Solutions, the national leader in physician-owned emergency medicine, hospitalist and observation services, and now operates as USACS Southwest.