RENO – REMSA, the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority, has announced that Dean Dow has been named president and CEO of the organization. He replaces Jim Gubbels, who has retired from the organization.
“We thank Jim for his many years of service to REMSA and the community, and wish him well as he leaves the organization,” said Jim Begbie, chair of the REMSA Board of Directors. “REMSA is in excellent hands with Dean’s vast experience and leadership abilities.”
The Board of Directors named Dow as the interim president and CEO for REMSA in January.
Before being named president and CEO, Dow was the executive director of Care Flight, the emergency medical helicopter program of REMSA. Prior to joining REMSA, Dow was the owner of Drawing Board, LLC, where he assisted in the planning of strategic growth for ground and air medical services. He also helped develop and integrate external service lines with medical centers, including the nation’s largest hospital systems.
His professional career also included roles as regional vice president of Air Method’s Southeast Region where he had business and operational responsibility for 45 medical aircraft and more than 650 personnel; program director for LifeNet of New York, an organization that includes five air medical bases with 76 personnel; director of business development and quality assurance for EagleMed/Ballard Aviation, Inc., the largest regional air medical service provider in Kansas; fire chief for Ford County Fire and EMS in Kansas; and program director for Alaska Regional Hospital’s two medical aircrafts.
Dow earned his master’s degree in business administration at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Albany, N.Y. and his bachelor of science degree in organizational management and leadership at Friends University in Wichita, Kan.
REMSA is a private, not-for-profit emergency medical services system serving northern Nevada. REMSA’s state-of-the-art emergency medical communications center is fully accredited, as are all emergency medical transport services of the company. REMSA provides quality patient care with no taxpayer support or other subsidies.