Governor Appoints Cincinnati Children’s Pediatrician to Serve on State Emergency Medical Services Board

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Governor Strickland recently appointed Wendy Pomerantz, MD, MS, to serve on the statewide Emergency Medial Services (EMS) Board. Pomerantz works in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and is the only doctor from Southwest Ohio and one of only two pediatric representatives on the board. She will serve in this role until November 2011.

The Division of EMS is responsible for the education, certification and investigation of all emergency medical service and fire service providers in the state of Ohio. The division serves as the administrative arm of the State Board of EMS which is made up of medical, nursing, hospital administration and EMS and Fire service professionals from around the state.

Pomerantz was appointed to her position after being nominated by the Ohio chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. "I am honored to have the opportunity to serve our state on the EMS board and I look forward to working with the other board members to continuing creating positive changes in the EMS field in the state of Ohio," said Pomerantz.

In addition to serving on the state EMS board, Pomerantz is also the chair for the pediatric division of EMS, the Ohio Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC). With her extensive experience including being an emergency room physician, co-director of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, executive board member of the National AAP Section on Injury, serving on the Violence and Poison Prevention Committee, working with the American Red Cross Medical Assistance Team and serving on the Greater Cincinnati Safe Kids Coalition, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her position. She says she enjoys what she does and she is dedicated to making sure that children in Ohio are provided with proper care and attention for their medical needs. "As an Emergency Room physician, it is my job to make sure these children are given the best medical care. By being chairperson for EMSC, I am able to help other medical personnel throughout the state better work with kids," she said.

For more information about EMS, please visit: http://www.ems.ohio.gov/ or call 1-(800) 233-0785. For more information about EMSC, please visit http://ems.ohio.gov/EMSC%20Web%20Site_11_04/EMSCHome.htm.

About Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is one of America’s top three children’s hospitals for general pediatrics and is highly ranked for its expertise in digestive diseases, respiratory diseases, cancer, neonatal care, heart care and neurosurgery, according to the annual ranking of best children's hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. One of the three largest children’s hospitals in the U.S., Cincinnati Children’s is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and is one of the top two recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health.

For its achievements in transforming healthcare, Cincinnati Children's is one of six U.S. hospitals since 2002 to be awarded the American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize ® for leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment to patient care. The hospital is a national and international referral center for complex cases, so that children with the most difficult-to-treat diseases and conditions receive the most advanced care leading to better outcomes. Ad

Contact Information

Danielle Lewis, 513-636-9473, danielle.lewis1@cchmc.org