Reginald P. James, III, NREMT-P (ret.)
CEO, Home Physician care, LLC
President, Amerimed Medical Solutions, LLC
Executive Vice President, Amerimed Emergency Medical Services, LLC
Involvement/contribution to EMS
Reg James has over 36 years of experience in emergency medical services in both public and private service organizations. His has experience in just about all aspects of EMS including serving as an EMT, Cardiac Technician & Nationally Registered Paramedic (NREMT-P), field training officer, assistant supervisor, supervisor, manager, director and administrator. He also has extensive experience in EMS system design and implementation as well as in depth knowledge of EMS related business processes, finances and information systems technology/operational tools. He also has extensive experience in government relations and service contract negotiations with healthcare providers, fire departments, municipalities and county governments.
Reg first got involved with EMS in 1983 as an EMT in Sandy Springs, GA. As he got more interested in advanced emergency medicine, he went to paramedic school and spent ten years at Grady Emergency Medical Services, the ambulance provider based out of one of the state’s premiere Level 1 trauma centers. As he gained more experience, Reg aspired to a management career and advanced into administration at Grady. He had a special interest in enhancing service performance and worked to capture and understand and apply data and the statistical performance and business aspects of the industry. While attending night classes at Georgia State University, He moved up the ladder quickly to assume several training and management positions culminating in systems manager at Grady EMS.
Reg continued his EMS career with Rural/Metro Ambulance, (the 2nd largest ambulance provider in the country at the time), and became division general manager in 1996, responsible for operations throughout the state of Georgia. He led new business development through government relations and contracting as well as acquisitions and integration of existing emergency and non-emergency services. He led the teams and coordinated the proposals that ultimately won (and/or renewed) a variety of emergency 911 contracts including North Fulton County, South Fulton County, Jefferson County, and Dekalb County. Reg left Rural/Metro to help co-founded a startup house-call company called Home Physician Care, LLC, where he currently serves as CEO, as well as serve as Executive Vice President of Amerimed Emergency Medical Services, LLC.
It should be noted that Home Physician Care, under Reg’s co-leadership with Dixon Marlow, has been a pioneer in the fields of Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine since its inception in 2007. Both men have come to be known as experts in this field and are often asked to speak about their programs at local, regional, and national events.
Special note about Clinical Program development: Reg has been passionate about clinical quality over his career and has always been active in clinical program development and knows from first-hand experience that quality training is a vital component of any EMS system. He has led the development and implementation of new & strategic service delivery models and training programs heavily incorporating emergency medical physicians.
· “Best of Grady’s EMS” paramedic competition, first place, 1987. This award for paramedics involved four rounds of scenario-based clinical applications and was judged by emergency department physicians.
· State of Georgia “Dare to Compare” award for paramedics, second place, 1988.
· Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 6, 2005. Reg was selected for the Sunday business section “Up Close” profile, which highlights “one of metro Atlanta’s intriguing business personalities” each week.
· 1996 Region III EMS Director of the Year
· 2008 – 2014: Region III EMS Council
· July 2018 – Current: US Airforce Auxiliary – Civil Air Patrol Squadron: GA-447
· August 2018 – Current: Member, State of Georgia Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee (EMSAC)
· October 2018 – Current: Vice Chairman, State of Georgia Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee (EMSAC)
· June 2019 – Current: Chair, EMSAC Strategic Planning Workgroup
Reg James’ primary community involvement revolves around his support for Camp Sunshine, which provides programs that give children with cancer and other special needs the opportunity to enjoy normal activities like swimming, horseback riding, arts and crafts and making friends. He has served as a volunteer camp counselor at Camp Sunshine’s summer programs for 33 years.
Regarding his volunteer work at Camp Sunshine, Reg says –
The experience of serving as a camp counselor at Camp Sunshine is one of the most uplifting things I’ve ever done, and I consider it a privilege. Helping these kids laugh, have fun and experience new activities lets them forget – for a while – the incredible challenges they have to face every day to survive. It puts everything into perspective for me and keeps me coming back. In fact, my whole family has gotten involved over the years in some way with the camp.
An active champion for Camp Sunshine, Reg supports camp with his time and money and promotes the camp whenever and wherever he can by recruiting volunteers and encouraging various types of support.
Reg is an active Senior Member of the United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol Squadron GA-447 where he volunteers his time and expertise in emergency services, and his love of flying, to provide services and support whenever and wherever the need arises.
Additionally, Reg serves as Vice Chairman of the State’s Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (EMSAC) and is active on a variety of subcommittees and workgroups.