Dr. Stephen Boyle of Conyers was recently honored as the Distinguished Emergency Medical Services Medical Director for both the State of Georgia and for Metro Atlanta Region III EMS for his three decades of steady service to Georgia’s EMS System and to his community.
The annual prestigious EMS Medical Director Awards were presented at the State and Region banquets, held during EMS Week at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center and at Gwinnett Medical Center respectively, to honor EMS workers from around the state and recognize them for their achievements.
The longest serving EMS Medical Director in Georgia, Dr. Boyle has been the Medical Director since 1983 for National EMS, which has expanded from providing EMS to only one county to currently serving several counties in two of Georgia’s EMS regions. During these 30 years, Dr. Boyle has also served as the Medical Director for Rockdale County Fire and Rescue department, which provides first response to EMS calls.
National EMS Chief Operating Officer Benny Atkins praised Dr. Boyle for his three decades of providing valuable medical leadership for National EMS. “He has been actively involved with developing Protocols and Policies during each of the accreditation processes, and has helped National EMS remain one of only six EMS Providers in the United States which have maintained accreditation for over twenty consecutive years,” Atkins said. “He has served as an excellent EMS liaison with the Medical Staffs and Emergency Departments of the two hospitals in the Rockdale area, where he had privileges and provided continuous surgical care for 26 years until his retirement.”
Dr. Boyle is active in the Rockdale community, where he was elected for three consecutive terms as Coroner before retiring in 2012. He was also a member of the Conyers Rotary Club, which received the “Best Club” in the District during his tenure as President. Dr. Boyle and his wife, Ethel, have helped with numerous community events, including the Kimberly C. Atkins Foundation for education and treatment of Breast Cancer.
In presenting the prestigious State of Georgia award, Dr. Jill Mabley, Deputy Director for the Office of EMS and Trauma, said, “Dr. Boyle’s dedication to EMS and to his community makes him very deserving to receive this annual prestigious award.”