2019 AIMHI Leadership in Integrated Heathcare Award
Douglas Hooten, Medstar Mobile Healthcare
As the CEO of MedStar Mobile Healthcare, Doug has led and empowered an innovative team of leaders to stretch the boundaries of the EMS role in the larger healthcare system. This leadership has led to 16 formal agreements with MedStar by various healthcare system stakeholders for MIH services. Doug is also the co-author of the only book published on the implementation of Mobile Integrated Healthcare programs, ‘Mobile Integrated Healthcare – Approach to Implementation’, published by Jones and Bartlett.
Doug encourages and facilitates MedStar’s diffusion of information and best practices in the following ways:
- Hosting over 220 communities in 42 states and 6 foreign nations at MedStar to share MedStar’s experiences implementing MIH services.
- Speaking, or facilitating at more than 70 presentations at state and national conferences on the best practices and lessons learned in MIH program development, implementation, and economic modeling.
- Writing or facilitating the authorship of nearly 30 articles on these same topics.
Doug Hooten is the Chief Executive Officer of MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth, Texas. He has more than 39 years of experience in EMS, having served as senior vice president of operations and regional director for American Medical Response, CEO of the Metropolitan Ambulance Service Trust (MAST) in Kansas City, and a variety of leadership roles with Rural/Metro Ambulance, Inc. in South Carolina, Georgia, Ohio and Texas. He has demonstrated considerable expertise in change management, cost optimization, process improvement and clinical excellence.
Having started his career in EMS as a field paramedic in Conroe, Texas, Hooten holds an undergraduate degree in business administration from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and a Master of Business Administration from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri.
He recently served on the National EMS Advisory Committee (NEMSAC), and is the immediate past president of the Academy of International Mobile Healthcare Integration. Doug is also a Board Member for the American Ambulance Association and the Texas EMS Alliance.
An expert in Mobile Integrated Healthcare, Doug is a co-author of the Jones and Bartlett book Mobile Integrated Healthcare—Approach to Implementation and is a regular speaker for industry conferences.