Friday, August 6, 2010

Steve Wolfberg, Former Martin County Emergency Services Director, Joins MMHS

Steve Wolfberg, who served Martin County for nearly 28 years in emergency medical services, fire-rescue and emergency services, is taking on a new role at Martin Memorial Health Systems.

Wolfberg recently was named the director of transportation and fleet management services. Among his responsibilities, Wolfberg will oversee Martin Memorial’s Coastal Care Transportation, which provides advanced and basic life support for patients needing to be transported to and from the hospital setting, both locally and across the state. Coastal Care ambulances are stationed at several Treasure Coast locations, including Martin Memorial Medical Center, Martin Memorial Hospital South and the Martin Memorial Emergency Center at St. Lucie West.

“This is an exciting opportunity,” Wolfberg said. “I look forward to coming back to the Treasure Coast and being involved in the community. It’s like a homecoming for me.”

Wolfberg began his career with Martin County in 1980. He helped develop the county’s EMS program in the early 1980s, served as fire chief, and became emergency services director in 1997. He retired from that position in 2008 to work for Matrix Consulting Group, where he spent two years. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based group consulted with government agencies and businesses on public safety practices, law enforcement, fire-rescue and EMS programs, and emergency communications.

One of the primary goals in Wolfberg’s consulting work was to help organizations find efficiencies in existing programs that could also enhance the quality of care and improve safety. Now, he will be sharing that experience with Martin Memorial.

“I love innovation and cutting edge ideas,” Wolfberg said. “Many of those ideas come from the people doing the actual job, so I hope to be a catalyst for those ideas and help transition them into management practices that will benefit Martin Memorial’s patients and our organization as a whole.”

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