Ministry Health Care is pleased to announce that Steve Olsen has joined Ministry Spirit Medical Transportation Services and will serve as base manager for operations at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital in Weston and Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point.
Ministry Spirit Medical Transportation Services (MTS) has been providing ground and air transport to the people of central and northern Wisconsin for over fifteen years. Spirit air is based in Marshfield at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital. Additional ground based Spirit MTS teams are dispatched from Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital in Weston, Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff, Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander and Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point. The program offers services to communities throughout the region to help meet emergency and inter-facility transportation needs.
“We are fortunate to have Steve join our team of dedicated medical transportation professionals,” said Monty Gallegos, system director of Medical Transportation Services for Ministry Health Care. “With 30 years of experience in both ground and air medical transport services, he will play an important role in developing and maintaining relationships with staff from our facilities and the EMS leaders and staff in the communities we serve.”
Olsen started his health care career in respiratory therapy at the Saint Barnabas Medical Center School of Respiratory Therapy. He completed the Paramedic Program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark and the Critical Care Paramedic Program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland.
Olsen joins Ministry Health Care from New Jersey’s Hospital Service Corporation, where spent the last five years as chief flight paramedic and air medical unit manager for the MONOC Air Medical Program. From 1996 – 2006 he was a critical care flight paramedic for the University of Pennsylvania’s PennSTAR Flight, based in Philadelphia. Prior to that he was clinical coordinator, trauma division registrar coordinator and education coordinator for the Mobile Intensive Care Unit of Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey.
“I am excited to take an active clinical role with Spirit MTS staff and look forward to learning more about our EMS partners and the communities we serve,” said Olsen.