Dr. David Hirsch 2015 Medical Person of the Year

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David Hirsch, MD, MPH, FACEPs

Concord Hospital

David Hirsch, MD has been recognized by Suzanne Prentiss, Manager of EMS, Concord Hospital.

Dr. David Hirsch was a volunteer firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician in central Massachusetts.  After Medical school Dr. Hirsch completed an Emergency Medicine Residency in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a program well known for developing and graduating some of our nation’s top Emergency Department physicians.  During his residency, Dr. Hirsch also was a Flight Physician for STAT MedEvac.   Dr. Hirsch was also selected for the Boston EMS Medical Direction Fellowship where he applied his emergency medical and medical direction training in a real time, metropolitan setting.  The time he spent in Boston further developed his skill set in preparation for his time at Concord Hospital as an EMS Medical Director in the Capital Region. 

Dr. Hirsch has participated in two large-scale mass casualty incidents.  In 2010, he worked as a Medical Officer for MA-1 DMAT as part of the first U. S. medical team on the ground in Haiti.  In this role he directly cared for injured patients in a tent hospital for two weeks, including staffing a medical convoy to extract patients from damaged facilities.  In 2013, Dr. Hirsch was stationed at the finish line medical tent for the Boston Marathon, and was one of the first responders on scene at the bombing site.  He assisted with treatment, triage and evacuation of bombing victims in the first minutes after the terrorist attack.

Since joining Concord Hospital, Dr. Hirsch has dedicated himself to bringing the Hospital EMS efforts into line with other key Emergency Department programs.  Regular EMS continuing education, performance improvement, and systems of care.

Dr. Hirsch’s main areas of interest include trauma, resuscitation, airway management and system design.

Most recently, Dr. Hirsch spearheaded EMS Medical Director response vehicle for the first time in NH.   With the help of donations from the Merrimack County Sheriff’s Office and Concord Hospital Trust, a vehicle and equipment has been put into service allowing Dr. Hirsch the ability to respond, along with local EMS units, giving them real-time training opportunities.  Dr. Hirsch has not limited his focus to only EMS, he sees the vital link between fire, law enforcement, EMS and public health.  He has become involved with the Capital Area Public Health Network (CAPHN), as well as the medical component to the areas

Dr. Hirsch is an active member of the Central New Hampshire Special Operations Unit.  He has also become an active member on the Medical Control Board representing Region 4. 

It is a great privilege for the NH Police Fire & EMS Foundation to present Dr. David Hirsch with the 2015 Emergency Medical Person of the Year Award!