John Pierce


Faculty instructor University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Science EM Program

John Pierce, MBA, NRP, serves as faculty instructor and advisor for the Emergency Medicine program, School of Health and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He serves on multiple school and university committees related to safety, diversity, and community welfare. Undergraduate clinical instruction focuses on advanced airway, trauma, adult medical emergencies, and critical care.

Mr. Pierce received his MBA in 2011 from the University of Phoenix after having five years professional experience as an EMS manager and administrator in industry. Mr. Pierce has been practicing prehospital patient care for 22 years, 18 of which at the ALS level. He has served in various capacities as instructor and educator delivering AHA, ASHI, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine ASLS, NAEMT, and DOT EMS curriculums.

Mr. Pierce served as Operation Supervisor for Southern Chester County EMS, Inc. Mr. Pierce succeeded in advancing the organization toward greater clinical proficiency and improved patient and provider safety. He enhanced the organizational culture through a team focus on excellence in clinical practice and professional conduct. Other achievements included the development of a merit based employee recognition program, implementation of technology solutions to improve operational and fiscal efficiency, and contributor to the organizational strategic sustainability plan.

Mr. Pierce is active as an advocate of EMS at the local, state, and federal levels with a focus on system development through leadership and management. He recently was a member of the EMSI Regional Safety Council, attended NAEMT's EMS on the Hill Day as a Pennsylvania delegate in 2015 and contributed to NEMSMA's 2014 creation of the National EMS Officer Competencies.

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