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Louisville Metro EMS director resigns for move to similar post in Texas

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Dr. Richmond Neal speaks to WDRB (File). Dr. Richmond Neal speaks to WDRB (File).

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The director of Louisville Metro EMS is leaving for a similar job in Fort Worth, Texas.

Mayor Greg Fischer released a statement confirming Dr. Neal Richmond will be leaving his post.

Fischer said he's been a solid leader, embracing innovative work.

While searching for new leadership, Doug Hamilton, the Chief of Public Services, will oversee the daily operations of EMS.

Before coming to Louisville, Dr. Richmond was Deputy Medical Director for the New York City Fire Department, where he played a major role in the city's rescue and recovery efforts during the events of September 11, 2001.

The Emergency Physician's Advisory Board announced Wednesday that Richmond will be the new medical director for MedStar EMS in Fort Worth.

A press release cited some of Richmond's work in Louisville, including "numerous innovative programs that have improved patient outcomes and reduced costs to the healthcare system."

Mayor Fischer's full statement on Dr. Richmond:

Dr. Richmond has been a solid leader for Louisville's EMS. He and his team have embraced innovative work in recent years; including placing nurses in the 911 call center and putting health care professionals in senior centers and shelters where many 911 calls originate. We thank him for his many years of service. While we search for new leadership, Chief of Public Services Doug Hamilton will oversee the daily operations of EMS.

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