Clinical Staff Office

Medical Emergency Response Subcommittee


Administration: Penny Carlisle
Chair: William Brady, MD


The Medical Emergency Response Subcommittee is a multidisciplinary committee charged to coordinate and standardize effective resuscitative services throughout the Medical Center. This Subcommittee reports to the Critical Care Subcommittee, which reports to the Patient Care Committee.

Membership: Memberships includes representation from Life Support Learning, Anesthesia, Respiratory Therapy, Nursing, Medicine and others as recommended by the chair.

Staff Support is provided by the Life Support Learning Center.

Meetings: The Resuscitation Subcommittee shall meet as deemed necessary by the Chair.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes benchmark and institutional data to evaluate outcomes and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Utilizes evidenced-based medicine and current literature to evaluate equipment, medications and supplies to standard processes and protocols related to resuscitation
  • Provides institutional direction for education related to resuscitation
  • Annually reviews existing policies and procedures related to resuscitation and makes recommendations for revisions
  • Collaborates with other committees and departments to ensure effective resuscitative processes
  • Provides regular reports to the Patient Care Committee via the Critical Care Subcommittee

Current Members

Members  Specialty 
William Brady, MD, Chair Emergency Medicine
Mark Adams, RN, BSN
Heart Center- CCU 
Kostas Alibertis, CCEMTP Life Support Learning Center 
Joel Anderson, RN, MSN
Medical Surgical Specialty Care
Will Barnhardt
Emergency Management
Thomas Berry, MHA
Director, Emergency Management 
Mildred Best, MDiv
Jeanne Bird, RT
Respiratory Therapy
Kathleen Bledsoe, PharmD
Karen Braden, RN, MSN
Emergency Department 
Marcia Buck, PharmD
Derek Austin Burden, PharmD
David Burt, MD
Emergency Medicine
Kathy Butler, RN, BSN
Trauma Coordinator 
Mary Carson, RN, BSN
Pain Management Center 
Jeannean Carver, MD Pediatrics 
Nathan Charlton, MD
Jodean Chisholm, RN
3 Central/Medicine
Susan Lee Connette, RN
Pain Management
Stacy Crowell Director, QPI 
Michael Devitt, MD
Resident, Internal Medicine
Thomas DiPiro, PharmD, MBA
Resident, Pharmacy
Gerald Donowitz, MD Internal Medicine 
Steve Dunn, PharmD
Kyle Enfield, MD
Infectious Disease
John Gilday, RN
Emergency Management
Sonny Gray
MEDCOM Supervisor
Daryl Gress, MD Chair, Critical Care Subcommittee, ACMO Critical Care
Tausha Grim, RN
Patrick Headley, MS
Clinical Engineering
Matthew Henrich, RN
Tim Hodge  Pegasus Network 
Angela Holian, PharmD
Jonathan Howard, RN
Laura Lee, MD Pediatrics 
Stuart Lowson, MD Anesthesiology 
Beth Mehring, RN
Emergency Management 
Blee Moffitt, RN, MSN
MET Team 
Paul Muddiman
Information & Referral
Leigh Ann Nordt, RN, MSN
Staffing Resource Office
Alix Paget-Brown, MD
Sara Parson, PharmD
Debra Perina, MD
Emergency Medicine
Vanessa Peters
ITC/Communication Services
Dale Shifflett Materials Support 
Gil Somers, RN
Life Support Learning Center 
Richard Stairhime, RRT, MSc
Respiratory Therapy
Robert Truoccolo
Center for Emergency Management
Marc Winstead Life Support Learning Center 
William Woods, MD
Emergency Medicine
Zequan Yang, MD
Santina Zanelli, MD Clinical Pediatrics/Neonatology