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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Franciscan St. Francis ER physician assumes new role for Morgan Co. EMS

MOORESVILLE, Ind. – Robert Austgen, MD, has been appointed medical director of the Morgan County Emergency Medical Services for Franciscan St. Francis Health-Mooresville.

In accordance with Indiana EMS regulations, ambulance services are required to have medical oversight by a physician. Austgen, representatives from ambulance services, EMS education and hospital staff will continue to develop patient care protocols, training programs, and quality improvement processes.

Austgen’s oversight includes the fire departments in A&A Township, Brown Township, Morgantown, Paragon and Stilesville.

A member of Emergency Physicians of Indianapolis since 2012, he is part of a medical group that staffs the emergency departments at Franciscan St. Francis’ Mooresville and Indianapolis campuses.

“The hospital is part of the community, and partnering with the emergency responders is a natural extension of the hospital. They know the needs of their area and we are glad to help them provide the best patient care possible,” Austgen said.