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Commitment to Quality

The Commitment to Quality Medal honors an EMS system or individual EMS agency, or sub-unit of an EMS agency, which has demonstrated commitment to the principles of quality improvement, customer service and excellence in EMS. The awards are presented during the EMS Awards Program at the Annual Oregon EMS Conference.


  • Don Johnson, Police Chief
2016 Commitment to Quality Medal: Don Johnson
Left to right: Candace Hamilton, NREMTP - OHA EMS Deputy Director
Don Johnson, Police Chief, David Lehrfeld, MD - OHA EMS Medical Director

Recent Years


  • William "Bill" Lang, Paramedic - American Medical Response


  • Mercy Flight Explorer Post 131
Commitment to Quality Medal