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Carolinas HealthCare System and Union County Government are pleased to announce that Bryan Edwards has been appointed Director of Union Emergency Medical Services (Union EMS). In his new role, Edwards will be responsible for the day-to-day operational leadership of Union EMS.
Edwards has dedicated much of his life to emergency services. For the past five years, he has served as the operations manager for Mecklenburg EMS Agency (MEDIC), overseeing various divisions within the Agency including the Non-Emergency Transport Division, Scheduling, Fleet and Facilities and most recently, the Logistical and Support Services divisions of the Agency.
“We are excited to welcome Bryan to the team. His passion for patient care, proven leadership and extensive EMS expertise made him the perfect candidate to lead Union EMS,” said Alicia Campbell, assistant vice president of operations for Carolinas HealthCare System Union. “We feel that his vast emergency services experience, as well as his understanding of CHS values and our commitment to patients, will allow him to add value immediately to Union County and its emergency services offering.”
Edwards began his career in emergency services at Anson County EMS, serving as an EMT-I Supervisor. In 1990, Edwards moved to Union EMS, where he was a Paramedic and Field Training Officer. For the past 15 years, Edwards has worked Mecklenburg EMS Agency (MEDIC), overseeing numerous divisions within the agency and developing new processes that kept the agency atop the industry.
“Bryan brings tremendous experience and knowledge to Union County EMS and I have great confidence in his ability to lead the organization and serve our residents,” said Cindy Coto, Union County Manager.
Edwards graduated from Western Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in emergency medical care in 2006. In 2010, he earned a Master of Health Science degree in emergency medical care with a concentration in emergency medical services administration.
“I am honored to take the role of director at Union EMS,” Edwards said. “I look forward to collaborating with leaders of the public service sector and Carolinas HealthCare System to continually improve the emergency services we offer to Union County and the community.”