Dr. Ben Hecht from the Madison Emergency Physician Group serves as the Department Medical Director. Dr. Hecht went to medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Midwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Illinois, also in Chicago. Dr. Hecht also had the distinction of serving as Chief Resident during his residency. Dr. Hecht became board certified in emergency medicine in 2015 following the completion of his training.
Meet Dr. Kacey Kronenfeld, MD
Dr. Kacey Kronenfeld, also from the Madison Emergency Physician Group, assists Dr. Hecht with providing medical direction to Sun Prairie EMS. Dr. Kronenfeld attended medical school at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Kronenfeld also completed an Emergency Medical Services fellowship in Indianapolis and became board certified in emergency medicine in 2017.
About medical direction:
Medical Direction is a system of physician-directed quality assurance that provides professional and public accountability for medical care provided in the pre-hospital setting. In an emergency medical services (EMS) system, medical direction provides the operational framework and authorization for EMTs and Paramedics to provide emergency treatment outside the hospital. Ultimate responsibility and authority for patient care remains with the physician, as EMTs and Paramedics work as an extension of the physician’s practice. Quality improvement is important and should be developed through clear delegation of authority and responsibility for the specific components of medical direction to appropriate individuals.