Clinician. Educator. Advocate. Leader. These are but a few of the adjectives that could be used to describe St. Charles County Ambulance District [SCCAD] Battalion Chief Greg Maddock. This week, Maddock was recognized by the Missouri Emergency Medical Services Association [MEMSA] as the organization’s 2022 Paramedic of the Year.
As a clinician, Greg is a critical thinker that thrives even in the most challenging situations and encourages others to do the same. Earlier this year, he successfully led one of the highest-stakes calls patient care professionals encounter – a pediatric cardiac arrest. In his role as Battalion Chief, Greg supports and guides his crews – a trait several in his charge have complimented him on.
Though his strong clinical background serves him well on all variety of calls for patients of all ages, pediatric patients are where Greg’s heart lies. As a former flight paramedic for Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, he was a natural choice to co-chair our pediatric quality improvement and assurance efforts, and his work in this role ultimately helped the District earn Level One Pediatric-Ready status from Missouri EMS for Children.
For many years, Greg served as Primary Instructor of the SCCAD Emergency Medical Technician program. His strong education and mentorship skills led to class retention and national registry test pass rates that are among the best in the State. He further lends his talents as an adjunct instructor for the Paramedic program, and many of his students have ultimately gone on to become SCCAD paramedics.
“Greg’s achievements and contributions to the Ambulance District and our community could fill volumes. He is a capable care provider and leader whose efforts positively impact outcomes for individuals in St. Charles County,” said SCCAD Chief Kelly Cope.
Maddock began his career at SCCAD in 2011 and was later promoted to Lieutenant before ascending to his current position. He earned his Paramedic license in 1999 and worked for Christian Hospital EMS, Lincoln County Ambulance District and District of Columbia Fire & EMS prior to his tenure with SCCAD.
SCCAD and its team members have a rich history of recognition by MEMSA; Maddock is the 14th Paramedic to receive the organization’s top honor over the past three decades.