Brad Hanson EM, CCNREMT-P, RHPC has been promoted to Environmental Safety Officer at Rice Hospital, replacing Jon Hilleren. Brad is a paramedic and has worked in Emergency Medical Services for over 25 years. He is currently the Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coordinator (RHPC) and administrator for the SW Regional Healthcare Preparedness Grant Program from the MDH.
Brad’s full-time position is the Manager of the Willmar Ambulance Service at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar where he also serves as the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the Hospital. Brad serves on many EMS related boards in the state and is the past Board President for the SW Regional EMS program as well as the SW regional Alternate Director to the Minnesota Ambulance Association and a member of the Statewide Radio Board representing greater MN EMS. He also serves on the board of directors for the Willmar Area Chamber of Commerce.
Brad received his Paramedic Certification from Hibbing Community College and Critical Care Certification from the University of Maryland’s Baltimore County Department of Emergency Health Services. Brad is Fire Fighter 1 trained, a Minnesota Certified Emergency Manager, Minnesota level 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) member and a Minnesota Ambulance Strike Team (MNAST) Commander. Brad will assume the duties of Environmental Safety Officer for the Rice organization effective March 1, 2013.