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Dr. Scott Dickson, Medical Director, Emergency Medicine Appointed New Member of the Delaware Emergency Medical Services Oversight Council

Scott Dickson, M.D., Medical Director of Emergency Medicine for Saint Francis Healthcare, has been appointed as one of 20 members to serve on the Delaware Emergency Medical Services Oversight Council (DEMSOC) by Governor Jack Markell. The council is responsible for monitoring Delaware’s Emergency Medical Services to ensure that the system is performing in a coordinated, effective and efficient manner.

Delaware's EMS system is focused on improving the quality of life for the citizens of and visitors to the state and reducing morbidity and mortality rates, and ensuring the delivery of high quality emergency care services.

Dr. Dickson is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and board-certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Prior to joining Saint Francis Healthcare, Dr. Dickson served as medical director, quality control office and attending emergency physician at Virtua Memorial Hospital. He previously deployed to the Middle East during Operation Iraqi Freedom and served as medical director at Malcolm Grow Medical Center on Andrews Air Force Base.

Saint Francis Healthcare offers comprehensive emergency care services, boasting the shortest emergency room wait time in New Castle County and the largest private ambulance service in Delaware. The hospital is Joint Commission Stroke Certified and is a designated receiving center for cardiac and stroke patients in New Castle County.