Welcome to 2021…Adios 2020!
As our first newsletter reaches out to you, I know you share my sentiments in saying, “Bye-bye, 2020.”
We faced many challenges—personally, professionally, and as an industry—both great and small; however, with our unyielding perseverance, strong work ethic, and support of each other, we have made it through.
To be sure, 2021 will present its own challenges, but the TAA will remain right beside you. The legislative session will begin in earnest, and how it will ‘look’ is currently unclear. One of our key assets at the TAA is Bob Kellow, and he shares what we can expect to see throughout this session in a nearby article.
Across the industry, we expect continued consolidation, tough personnel issues, and challenges for reimbursement. To help you navigate these, the TAA has numerous committees which review and cover all areas of EMS. I am especially eager to receive the findings of our recently formed “Medic Retention Task Force.” This group is examining how to stem the emigration of qualified medics from the pre-hospital setting into the clinical realm, leaving us all rather short-handed. These results will be presented at our Annual Conference.
Our vendors, the very lifeline allowing us to supply and operate our companies and municipalities, share our challenges, as consolidation and the tumultuous environment have made stability an elusive goal. The TAA membership-at-large is equally eager to stability return so that business plans and budgeting can be finalized…and, dare I say, business WILL return to normal. We wanna buy stuff, and I know y’all want to sell stuff.
Thank you all for your continuing support. We are anxious to grow together in 2021…and, for sure, we look forward to seeing you on South Padre Island!!!!!!
|Superior Mobile Health was featured in the San Antonio Express-News. Article titled “Invisible Enemies” provides details of the daily battle against two invisible enemies — the virus and burnout. Click HERE to read the full article.|
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