Ada County Paramedics Director Accepts Position with World's Largest Private Ambulance Provider

(Boise, ID) - The Board of Ada County Commissioners regrettably announces the resignation of Ada County Paramedics Director, Troy Hagen this week.

Hagen has taken a position as President/CEO of Care Ambulance Service in southern California, a wholly owned subsidiary of Falck International, the largest private ambulance service provider in the world with locations across the entire globe. He will remain with Ada County through the first week of January.

Hagen has spent the past 19 years of his career with Ada County, moving through the ranks from Paramedic to Supervisor to Assistant Director, and finally to his appointment as Director of Ada County Paramedics in May of 2004.

"We would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Troy for his many years of exemplary service with Ada County," said Commission Chairman Rick Yzaguirre. "He has been a huge asset to the County and our Emergency Medical Services program and has provided much leadership to the department during times of incredible growth; he will be missed."

"My decision to leave Ada County Paramedics is bittersweet, but I step down from my position as Director, knowing it's the right move, both professionally and personally for myself and my family," stated Hagen. "My new position with Care Ambulance will allow me to fulfill my personal mission of helping even more people and providing the best healthcare I can.

The future of Ada County Paramedics is a bright one. We have an amazing team of intelligent, skilled and compassionate employees who live and work by our philosophy which is based on excellence, integrity and trust, and I am happy to have been a part of it for so many years."

The Board of County Commissioners has appointed Paramedics Deputy Director, Darby Weston as the Interim Director while they contemplate how best to permanently fill this position. Weston has been Deputy Director of the Department for 8 years and has been with Ada County Paramedics for 26 years.

The Board will make definitive decisions about who will permanently fill the position once Commissioner-elect Jim Tibbs' takes office in January.

Hagen is a member of the EMS World editorial advisory board, co-author of the Leadership Best Practices column in EMS World Magazine and a regular contributor in print and online.