Biography

EDWARD R. EROE, FACHE, CAE, CMTE

Edward Eroe is the President & CEO of the EPNetwork which was founded in January 2009 by Mr. Eroe to provide news & information on topical areas that do not necessarily receive regular news coverage nor in depth exposure. Currently there are news & information RSS Feeds for Air Medical Today and Birkie Web Today as well as occasional podcasts called Air Medical Today, which covers the air medical industry / community; Birkie Web Today, which provides updates on the American Birkebeiner Ski Race; and the Kansas Cyclist Podcast, which provided bicycling news from Kansas and surrounding states. The EPNetwork uses the social media sites of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. This has been a part-time hobby of Mr. Eroe.

 

From 2011 through 2019 Edward served as the President & CEO of Life Link III. Life Link III is the air medical critical care transport consortium program sponsored by Allina Health System, CentraCare Health System, Children’s Health Care, Essentia Health, Health Partners, Hennepin Healthcare System, HSHS Sacred Heart / St. Joseph’s Hospital, M Health Fairview, Marshfield Clinic Health System, and St. Luke’s Hospital of Duluth. He also served as one of the thirteen board members of the thirty-five-year-old eight-base transport program. Life Link III was named as the Air Medical Program of the Year in 2017. Prior to Life Link III he was the Program Director of MedLink AIR (now called Gundersen AIR) Critical Care Transport at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

 

For the five years preceding, Mr. Eroe was a Partner and the CEO of MedServ Management Services in Platte City, Missouri. MedServ manages air medical programs in conjunction with host hospital systems and is an affiliated company of Fitch & Associates, an internationally known EMS consulting firm. He worked with several hospital clients around the country and oversaw turn around management contracts in Columbia, South Carolina; Spokane, Washington; and Seattle, Washington where he served in acting CEO roles of consortium programs.

 

Prior to MedServ, Mr. Eroe served as Associate Operating Officer for Emergency Services at Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina. The division included emergency, trauma, and critical care transport services, disaster planning, and bed control/transfer center at this academic teaching institution. Before Duke, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of West Michigan Air Care, a critical care helicopter, fixed-wing, and CCT ambulance patient transportation system, which is a joint venture between Bronson Methodist Hospital and Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Mr. Eroe served as the Assistant Hospital Administrator for Emergency, Trauma, and Ambulatory Services at Fairfax Hospital/Inova Health System, a 656-bed tertiary care center located in Falls Church, Virginia before West Michigan Air Care.  During his tenure with Inova Health System, Mr. Eroe also served as Administrator of Intracare, an outpatient intravenous therapy service, started by Inova in 1983. Prior to Intracare, he was Executive Director of Northern Michigan Health Services, a regional, ambulatory, and emergency delivery system in Northern Michigan.

 

Mr. Eroe is an alumnus of the University of Michigan School of Public Health Graduate Program in Health Services Administration. He holds his Fellowship in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), his Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification from the American Society of Association Executives, and his Certified Medical Transport Executive (CMTE) from the Association of Air Medical Services. (AAMS). Edward was the 2014 recipient of the Program Director of the Year Award from AAMS for his leadership at Life Link III.

 

Mr. Eroe is a Past President of the Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum, the Chesapeake Healthcare Forum, National Capital Healthcare Executives, the Michigan Association of Air Medical Services, Association of Air Medical Services, Kalamazoo County Alliance Against Drinking & Driving, past Chairperson of the Southwest Michigan Quality Council, past Secretary/Treasurer of the AMSA Foundation, past Vice Chair of the Association of Critical Care Transport, and has been an Instructor / Regent for the Medical Transport Leadership Institute.

 

Edward has completed 44 Nordic Ski Marathons and is the Webmaster and Board Member of the Birchleggings Club, a club made up of those skiers that have done twenty or more American Birkebeiner ski races in Northern Wisconsin. He is also an avid bicyclist and has done over 93 statute century rides. Edward is a past board member of the Twin Cities Bicycling Club and currently serves as the Chair of the Technology Committee and as a ride leader for over 9 years. He is also a board member of the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride, which puts on multiple day long distance bicycle rides in five areas of the United States to recognize those individuals lost in EMS the prior year. Mr. Eroe has volunteered with the Loppet Foundation in multiple roles, including development, assistance at the City of Lakes Loppet races, as a Minneapolis Parks Ski Ambassador, and with promotion of the 2020 World Cup Race which was to be held in March 2020 before being cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

Updated: November 5, 2020