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‘We have to change’: Matt Zavadsky on his new role and how EMS needs to evolve

Zavadsky details the potential changes to the MedStar system and his new position with the PWW Advisory Group

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This week on Inside EMS, MedStar’s Matt Zavadsky joins the show for the 10th time as a guest host to discuss potential changes to how the organization operates in the City of Fort Worth … as well as a change to Zavadsky’s personal career path. The pair also discuss:

  • The four options on the table for transforming MedStar
  • What a MedStar change means for the 13 surrounding cities it serves
  • How the economics of EMS have changed since the pandemic

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