CEO Spruill Gets Trauma Society Award of Excellence
AAA Ambulance Service CEO Wade N. Spruill, Jr., of Hattiesburg received yet another statewide honor and plaque at the American Trauma Society, Mississippi Chapter, meeting.
Mississippi ATS recognized Spruill with its first-ever Award of Excellence for Trauma System Development.
The award represents the Chapter’s acknowledgement that Spruill “wrote the book” on EMS in Mississippi — and much of the rest of the nation, too. As chief executive officer for AAA Ambulance Service, he also manages Southeast Trauma Care Region and Southeast Mississippi Air Ambulance District.
Spruill retired from government service in 2000 after having been director since 1974 of the Mississippi State Department of Health Division of Emergency Medical Services. He started his public health career in 1970 after earning a B.S. degree at University of Mississippi.
The Governor in 2003 appointed Spruill to a four-year term on the EMS Advisory Council and the Mississippi Trauma Advisory Committee. He represents Mississippi Hospital Association on the statutory bodies.
Spruill authored and steered the legislative adoption of the Mississippi EMS Act of 1974 and all subsequent amendments through 2000, which include provisions for advanced life support services, EMS fees, the EMS Operating Fund, the Good Samaritan Law, and the Mississippi Trauma Care System law; he assisted with passage of seat belt, road numbering, and telecommunications laws.
Nationally, he is on faculty for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Development of Trauma Systems curriculum, a consultant to NHTSA for the Emergency Vehicle Operators Training Program, a member of the NHTSA technical assessment program, and a former member of the National Association of State EMS Directors.
About AAA Ambulance Service: AAA Ambulance Service, founded in 1965, created one of the first licensed emergency medical services providers in Mississippi. The community, tax-supported nonprofit organization’s mission is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce trauma-related personal anguish and health care costs. For more information, visit http://www.aaaambulance.net.
Contact: Christy M. Joy
PO Box 17889
Hattiesburg, MS 39404
207 South. 28th Ave.
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
(601) 264-0175 SND.Email