MMR names new Vice President of Operations
Mark Thompson, MMR CEO has named Jason MacDonald as the new Vice President of Operations for Mobile Medical Response. MacDonald has been employed by MMR since 1996 and has served the organization in a variety of roles including staff paramedic, paramedic supervisor, and operations manager and operations director. He is also an Instructor/Coordinator and previously taught EMT-Basic programs prior to taking on leadership responsibilities. In his new role, MacDonald will provide oversight and direction for the clinical and ambulance operational aspects of the organization. In addition to the core EMS functions, he is responsible for MMR’s Medical Communications (Dispatch) Center, Information Technology, Disaster Response, EMS training centers as well as the ambulance sales arm of the organization, Mercy Sales, Inc. MacDonald serves on the Michigan Association of Ambulance Services Board of Directors and various other State of Michigan EMS boards and committees.
MacDonald received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in 2011, and a Masters of Business Administration in 2014 from Davenport University. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Business Leadership from Capella University, and is expected to complete this endeavor by the end of the year. “Jason has demonstrated a deep commitment to developing as a leader, growing MMR and will focus on creating an inviting work environment. Jason’s combination of management and leadership experience coupled with his master’s and doctoral level education is rare in emergency medical services. His preparation clearly distinguishes him among EMS leaders. I look forward to working with Jason and our leadership team in making MMR the employer of choice for EMS professionals in Michigan”, says Thompson.
MacDonald notes, “I have enjoyed my 20 plus years at MMR and look forward to using my experience and leadership strengths to further the outstanding work being done at MMR. I am honored and excited to engage with our staff across the state and continue the collaborations we enjoy with each community we serve.”