Kate Remick, M.D., is the executive lead for the Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center, associate professor of pediatrics at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin and medical director for San Marcos/Hays County EMS System. Remick is co-director of the National Pediatric Readiness Project, or NPRP, and core member of the Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Steering Committee. As both a pediatric emergency medicine and EMS physician, she is the lead author on the national joint policy statement “Pediatric Readiness in the Emergency Department” and co-author of the joint policy statement “Pediatric Readiness in EMS Systems.” She works collaboratively with national stakeholders and their respective organizations to develop a strategic plan for the NPRP and coordinate national efforts.
Using quality improvement science as an underpinning of her work, Remick has directed numerous large-scale national quality improvement collaboratives to improve pediatric readiness in emergency care systems. She is the medical director for the National Association of Medical Emergency Medical Technicians’ Emergency Pediatric Care course and member of the Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council Medical Director’s Committee. She has lectured across the United States and internationally on a variety of topics related to pediatric emergency care, prehospital care and quality improvement efforts. Remick is triple board-certified in pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine and emergency medical services. Her primary focus is system-level readiness to support delivery of high quality emergency care to children across the health care continuum.