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Dr. Peter Springer, Volusia County’s longtime Medical Director is stepping down.

Thu, May 05, 2022 at 1:30PM

Written by Kristen Schmutz

Belden Communications News 



Dr. Peter Springer, a licensed, board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician, who served as Volusia County's Medical Director for the last sixteen years, announced he is stepping down from his position. Dr. Springer's last day will be July 1, according to a memo he delivered this week to Volusia County Manager George Recktenwald.

“I have been honored to serve the people of Volusia County. I am hopeful that my sixteen years of service has made a sincere difference in how emergency medical services have been delivered to our wonderful citizens,” Dr. Springer wrote in his memo to Recktenwald. “I have never been so proud of the wonderful people that I have been blessed to have the opportunity to work with. It has truly been an honor and a privilege to be associated with such a competent and caring team.”

Serving as Volusia County’s Medical Director since January 2006, Dr. Springer has worked in the Public Protection Department as part of the Emergency Medical Administration team, overseeing all Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedics in Volusia County, regardless of their agency, and providing clinical oversight to the various Emergency Medical Services providers throughout Volusia County.

“There is no doubt that Volusia County is safer with the lives that have been saved as a result of Dr. Springer’s efforts,” said Recktenwald. “I’m sure the entire community joins me in thanking Peter for his service.”

According to a release, throughout his tenure with Volusia County, Dr. Springer created a comprehensive stroke protocol, established a stand-alone emergency medical dispatch program, and assisted with the innovative nurse triage program that assesses better medical and treatment needs of 911 callers. Dr. Springer also established a countywide paramedic clearing program that ensures the competency of clinical providers before they are approved to provide patient care.

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