A nurse, surgeon and fire chief will be recognized at the second annual Emergency Medicine Wall of Honor induction ceremony Tuesday, July 17, at noon in the Hilton Hotel Grand Ballroom on The University of Toledo’s Health Science Campus.
The new inductees are:
• Barbara J. Hogan, a Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center nurse who spent her career practicing and teaching in the emergency department and the aeromedical and emergency medical services environments. She was a leader in local, state and national EMS and trauma organizations. For her help with creating the foundation for the trauma network in the region and the state, Hogan received awards from the Ohio Nurses Association and the American Trauma Society.
• Dr. John M. Howard, a faculty member at the former Medical College of Ohio from 1973 to 1993 who revolutionized trauma care in both the combat and civilian sectors. The renowned surgeon and educator helped establish an EMS system that was integrated with the northwest Ohio health-care system. His efforts led to the 911 emergency system, mobile intensive care units, and ambulance and air transport after traumatic events. During the Korean War, he and his team began repairing blood vessels in the field, saving lives and limbs. For his work, Howard received the Legion of Merit from President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
• Donald E. McConnaughy, chief of paramedics and fire chief in Maumee. He has dedicated his life to practicing and teaching fire fighting and pres-hospital care. McConnaughy was a member of the Ohio disaster medical assistance team that helped victims of Hurricane Marilyn in 1995. He introduced disaster medicine and management concepts to Maumee.
Hogan and McConnaughy will be at the induction ceremony; family members of Howard, who died at age 91 in 2011, will be in attendance.
Plaques for these three individuals will be added to the wall of honor, which is located in the UT Medical Center Emergency Department by the ambulance bay doors.