Changes announced for Sedgwick County EMS operations

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Sedgwick County Manager Tom Stolz announced changes to EMS following Dr. John Gallagher being placed on administrative leave with pay. Gallagher has been removed.

Stolz announced an interim EMS director would be named soon. Deputy Director Paul Misasi and EMS Colonel Bill Robben are managing EMS operations right now.

Other changes include a citizen review and advisory board for EMS services and a new policy that will enhance communications regarding complaints among employees in the workplace.

A new search for an EMS director will begin soon, and the county said it would involve the medical and public safety community and EMS employees.