Gov. Brown Appoints PIH Health’s Carole Snyder to the CA Commission on EMS - PIH Health

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Published on May 12, 2016

Gov. Brown Appoints PIH Health’s Carole Snyder to the CA Commission on EMS

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Carole Snyder RN, PIH Health program manager of Emergency Preparedness, to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Snyder was appointed as the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) representative to the commission. ENA is a professional organization whose mission is to advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice.

“I’ve been involved in disaster preparedness most of my life and I take emergency preparedness very seriously for myself, my family, PIH Health and my community,” says Snyder. “It is an honor to be given the opportunity to work with industry leaders and Government officials to improve the quality of emergency medical services throughout California.”

As a member of the Commission on EMS, Snyder will support the role of EMS agencies to ensure that patients not only have access to quality emergency medical services, but also the long term stability of these services. Once per quarter, at locations throughout California, the Commission meets to provide feedback to the Director of the California Emergency Medical Services Authority and to approve regulations, standards and guidelines developed by the EMS Authority.

Snyder has been a program manager of Emergency Preparedness at PIH Health Whittier Hospital since 2009, and has held several positions within the organization since 2003, including educator and staff nurse for the Emergency Department. She now oversees emergency preparedness activities for PIH Health’s entire health system which includes to PIH Health Whittier Hospital, PIH Health Physicians medical group and PIH Health Downey Hospital.

A United States Army Veteran, Snyder has played several different roles in the world of healthcare. From 1994 to 2002, she was a charge nurse for White Memorial Medical Center Emergency Department. Snyder also served as a sexual assault nurse examiner at Mission Community Hospital from 1996 to 1998 and was a staff nurse in the Beauregard Memorial Hospital Emergency Department from 1993 to 1994. Snyder is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association. She earned a Master of Science degree in emergency management administration from California State University, Long Beach.