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Hospital vice president elected to New Britain EMS Board of Directors

New Britain [July 18 2007] - Steven D. Hanks, M.D., MMM, FACP, senior vice president of Medical Affairs and chief medical officer for the Hospital of Central Connecticut, was recently voted a director of the Board of New Britain Emergency Medical Services.
Hanks will serve a two-year term with the 15-member voluntary EMS board of directors which sets policy, provides fiscal oversight, and engages in various development activities. The service is New Britain’s 911 ambulance service and in fiscal year 2007 answered 11,980 calls. It is also involved in community activities to promote safety and quality of life. New Britain Emergency Medical Services was the first urban private, not-for-profit 911 EMS in Connecticut and partners with the City of New Britain, New Britain Public Safety Telecommunications Center and New Britain Fire Department.
Hanks, who joined the Hospital of Central Connecticut in 2004, is also an emergency room physician in the Emergency Department. He earned his M.D. with distinction in research from the University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y., and a master’s degree in medical management from Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz School of Public Policy and Management. He is board-certified in internal medicine, and certified in advanced trauma life support, cardiac life support, and pediatric advanced life support. Hanks is also a Hartford County Medical Association board member. Hanks and his wife and their four children reside in Farmington.

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