Leah Heimbach, JD, RN, EMT-P
Explore This IssueACEP News: Vol 30 – No 10 – October 2011
Honorary Membership Award – Presented to an individual who has rendered outstanding service to the College or to the medical profession.
Ms. Heimbach is a practicing attorney and co-owner and principal of Health Management Solutions LLC, a health care management consulting firm with offices in West Virginia and the metro Washington, DC, area. From 1987 to 2011, she served as executive director of West Virginia ACEP.
Ms. Heimbach became the chair of the Advanced Cardiac Life Support Executive Committee for the state and rose to the position of board member and officer within Basic Trauma Life Support International. She is the author of multiple EMS book chapters and journal articles.
As executive director of West Virginia ACEP, she helped hire a lobbyist and wrote much of what has become one of the strongest tort reform bills in the United States. She also guided the hiring of a constitutional law expert and wrote a bill that addressed one of the worst medical malpractice environments in the nation.