Mountain Vista Fire District Partners with UAMC

Joshua Gaither     Dan Spaite

The University Campus Base Hospital Program would like to welcome Mountain Vista Fire District as the most recent addition to the family of agencies for whom we provide medical direction. Formed in 2008, Mountain Vista Fire District covers approximately 19 square miles and includes some 39,000 residents. They began providing advanced life support services to their community on July 1 and chose the University Campus as their base hospital because of our reputation for supporting evidence-based practice and providing excellent customer service. As part of their introduction to our service, Dan Spaite, MD, (right photo) and Josh Gaither, MD, (left photo) presented educational offerings on minimally-interrupted cardiac resuscitation and pre-hospital care of patients with traumatic brain injury. The UA is participating in statewide research to investigate the effect on patient outcomes of the implementation of these two programs.