Advocacy in Integrated Healthcare Award | This award recognizes a legislator or regulator who has made significant impact on the integration of EMS, or the advancement of the integration of EMS into the healthcare system.
WI Representative Amy Loudenbeck
Originally from the Detroit and Chicago area, Wisconsin Representative Amy Loudenbeck graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1991. She was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010 as a Republican.
Despite serving in a deeply politically polarized state, Representative Loudenbeck's relationships with fellow legislators span both sides of the political aisle and engage all corners of Wisconsin. She has an exemplary record of support for emergency medical services and fire departments, and has authored numerous mobile healthcare bills with bipartisan support that were signed into law by Governor Walker and Governor Evers.
Most recently, Representative Loudenbeck championed legislation that directed the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services to implement certified public expenditure and upper payment limit Medicaid match programs in her state. This legislation had the support of PAAW, the Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Association, Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin EMS Association. Once instituted, these programs will infuse governmental, non-profit, and for-profit EMS providers of all types with millions of dollars in desperately-needed additional funding.
The Professional Ambulance Association of Wisonsin and its members are confident that Rep Loudenbeck will continue her tireless support of EMS in her next role in government. (Rep Loudenbeck is currently running for the office of Wisconsin Secretary of State.)