Chief Executive Officer
Doug Hooten is the Chief Executive Officer of MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth, Texas. He has over 37 years of experience in EMS, having served as senior vice president of operations and regional director for American Medical Response, CEO of the Metropolitan Ambulance Service Trust (MAST) in Kansas City, and a variety of leadership roles with Rural/Metro Ambulance, Inc. in South Carolina, Georgia, Ohio and Texas. He has demonstrated considerable expertise in change management, cost optimization, process improvement and clinical excellence.
Having started his career in EMS as a field paramedic in Conroe, Texas, Hooten holds an undergraduate degree in business administration from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and a Master of Business Administration from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. He serves on the National EMS Advisory Committee (NEMSAC), and is the president of the Academy of International Mobile Healthcare Integration. Doug is also a Board Member for the American Ambulance Association and the Texas EMS Alliance.
An expert in Mobile Integrated Healthcare, Doug is a co-author of the Jones and Bartlett book “Mobile Integrated Healthcare – Approach to Implementation” and is a regular speaker for industry conferences.
The unimaginable is happening… Long standing providers (public and private) are being replaced. Budget pressures and the changing healthcare economy is wreaking havoc on the status quo. The expectations of healthcare payers and stakeholders are changing daily. More than ever, EMS agencies need to have strong relationships with their elected and appointed officials – and […]