He has served on multiple ACEP committees and as speaker of the Council. He continues to share his knowledge of EMTALA, on-call specialty coverage, hospital crowding, medical liability, advocacy, and healthcare informatics with thousands of ACEP members through publications, presentations, e-lists, and the national media. In recognition of his efforts, He has received numerous awards, including ACEP’s 911 Legislative Award and Arizona ACEP’s W. James Bursey Award for Outstanding Leadership.
Explore This IssueACEP News: Vol 31 – No 10 – October 2012
Dr. Taylor earned a Bachelor of Science degree from David Lipscomb University and a medical degree from Indiana University. He completed residency training at Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital in Detroit.
Lawrence M. Lewis, M.D.
John A. Rupke Legacy Award
Dr. Lewis began his career at St. Louis University Hospital in 1979 after completing an internal medicine residency at the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis. To improve the quality of care in the emergency department, Larry spent the next three years developing a stable group of residency-trained, board-certified emergency physicians.
As the department’s clinical reputation grew, he turned his attention to emergency care citywide. He worked with the director of emergency medical services to establish a medical advisory board, and served as medical director for first-responder courses and the St. Louis Red Cross.
In 1985, newly board certified in emergency medicine, Dr. Lewis became Director of Emergency Medicine at St. Louis University Hospital and developed an emergency medicine rotation for third-year students. In the late 1990s, he created the city’s first sustained allopathic emergency medicine residency at Washington University School of Medicine—Barnes-Jewish Hospital, which graduated its first full class in 2001.
Committed to Missouri ACEP, national ACEP and other emergency medicine organizations, his contributions have been varied and significant, from public policy advances and seminal clinical research to service as a senior examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine. In 2009, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine invited him to participate in a prestigious planning initiative as chair of the faculty development committee.
He holds an Associate of Arts degree from the University of Florida and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Miami Medical School.
Honorary Membership Award
Ms.Carr has served as the executive director of ACEP’s Government Services Chapter (GSACEP) since 1997. During her tenure, chapter membership has more than doubled, despite the unique challenges of a chapter whose members transition in and out of military service from locations all over the world. Since Operation Enduring Freedom, Bernie has kept the Government Services Chapter on track, bolstered the chapter’s finances, cultivated its leaders, and strengthened its programs. She has also been active in national ACEP initiatives, including service on task forces, and the Membership, National/Chapter Relations, and Public Relations Committees.