How ESD11 achieved 110% staffing in the era of shortages
Doug Hooten shares unique retention initiatives with Rob Lawrence, from doggy daycare to a resilience officer
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In this edition of EMS One-Stop, Rob Lawrence catches up with Harris County ESD11 EMS Chief Executive Doug Hooten. ESD11 is now at day 80 of being a new service provider – get an inside look at their progress.
Doug provides background on ESD11’s fleet of hybrid Ford Ambulances and the challenges of building a full fleet before the go live date, and also comments on his recruiting initiatives, which – even in the current era of shortages – sits at 110% staffed.
Rob and Doug also discuss operation enhancements and initiatives, from offering staff a doggy daycare, to the creation of a resilience officer post to look after the wellbeing of all staff.
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