A Message from the President of LANREMT
Hello LANREMT members!
As you are already aware, in 2004, the Louisiana Legislature created the Louisiana Emergency Response Network (LERN) to create a statewide system of trauma and time-sensitive illness care coordinated among pre-hospital, acute post-acute, rehabilitation, and injury prevention, to provide access to local health systems for time-sensitive patient treatment. Since LERN’s inception in 2004, LANREMT has been honored to provide regional representation for all EMS practitioners by having a seat on LERN’s regional board in all 9 regions of the state.
Part of the LERN Board of Directors 2022 strategic plan included adding EMS representation to the LERN Board. To this end, Senate Bill 411 was filed during the 2022 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Senate Bill 411 (Act 123) passed and adds, “One member who is an EMS practitioner from a list of nominees submitted by the Louisiana Association of Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technicians (LANREMT).”
In the summer of 2022, we asked members who were interested in representing LANREMT and all EMS practitioners on the LERN Board of Directors to submit a statement of interest along with a current resume. Numerous members expressed interest in this opportunity, all of whom would provide professional representation at the highest level possible. Nominations were then delivered to the Louisiana Office of Boards and Commissions for consideration.
On January 5, 2023, LANREMT received notification that a decision regarding the seat had been made by the Honorable John Bel Edwards, Governor of Louisiana. On behalf of the LANREMT Executive Board of Directors, we would like to congratulate Mr. David Marcus on his appointment to the LERN Board of Directors. We are confident that Mr. Marcus will do a great job at representing LANREMT and look forward to all his accomplishments while serving on this board. We would also like to thank all our members who expressed interest in this opportunity. Your dedication and commitment to the betterment of EMS and to the patients we serve are commendable and much appreciated.
Once again, thanks to everyone who expressed interest in serving on this board, and congratulations to David Marcus on his recent appointment.
Shane J Bellard, NRP