EDWARD R. EROE, FACHE, CAE, CMTE
Edward R. Eroe is currently the President & CEO of Life Link III, the air medical critical care transport consortium program sponsored by Allina Health System, CentraCare Health System, Children’s Health Care, Essentia Health, Fairview Health Services, Health Partners, Hennepin Healthcare System, HSHS Sacred Heart / St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield Clinic Health System, and St. Luke’s Hospital of Duluth. He also serves as one of the thirteen board members of the thirty-three-year-old eight-base transport program. Life Link III was named as the Air Medical Program of the Year in 2017. Prior to Life Link III he was the Program Director of MedLink AIR Critical Care Transport at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
For the five years preceding, Mr. Eroe was a Partner and the CEO of MedServ Management Services in Platte City, Missouri. MedServ manages air medical programs in conjunction with host hospital systems and is an affiliated company of Fitch & Associates, an internationally known EMS consulting firm. He worked with several hospital clients around the country and oversaw turn around management contracts in Columbia, South Carolina; Spokane, Washington; and Seattle, Washington where he served in acting CEO roles of consortium programs.
Prior to MedServ, Mr. Eroe served as Associate Operating Officer for Emergency Services at Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina. The division included emergency, trauma, and critical care transport services, disaster planning, and bed control/transfer center at this academic teaching institution. Before Duke, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of West Michigan Air Care, a critical care helicopter, fixed-wing, and CCT ambulance patient transportation system, which is a joint venture between Bronson Methodist Hospital and Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Mr. Eroe served as the Assistant Hospital Administrator for Emergency, Trauma, and Ambulatory Services at Fairfax Hospital/Inova Health System, a 656-bed tertiary care center located in Falls Church, Virginia before West Michigan Air Care. During his tenure with Inova Health System, Mr. Eroe also served as Administrator of Intracare, an outpatient intravenous therapy service, started by Inova in 1983. Prior to Intracare, he was Executive Director of Northern Michigan Health Services, a regional, ambulatory, and emergency delivery system in Northern Michigan.
Mr. Eroe is an alumnus of the University of Michigan School of Public Health Graduate Program in Health Services Administration. He holds his Fellowship in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), his Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification from the American Society of Association Executives, and his Certified Medical Transport Executive (CMTE) from the Association of Air Medical Services
(AAMS). Edward was the 2014 recipient of the Program Director of the Year Award from AAMS for his leadership at Life Link III.
Mr. Eroe is the Past President of the Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum, the Chesapeake Healthcare Forum, National Capital Healthcare Executives, the Michigan Association of Air Medical Services, AAMS, Kalamazoo County Alliance Against Drinking & Driving, past Chairperson of the Southwest Michigan Quality Council, past Secretary/Treasurer of the AMSA Foundation, and has been an Instructor / Regent for the Medical Transport Leadership Institute. Edward is currently the Treasurer of the Association of Critical Care Transport.
Edward has completed 41 Nordic Ski Marathons and serves on the board of the Birchleggings Club, a club made up of those skiers that have done twenty or more American Birkebeiner ski races in Northern Wisconsin. Mr. Eroe is also an avid bicyclist and has done over 75 statute century rides. He currently serves as a board member and ride leader with the Twin Cities Bicycle Club.
Updated: August 20, 2018