Thomas Blackwell, M.D., FACEP
Thomas Blackwell, M.D., FACEP, is the Assistant Dean for Longitudinal Clinical Education, a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and an emergency physician at Greenville Health System. He has over 40 years of EMS experience and served as Medical Director for the Mecklenburg EMS Agency from 1992-2010, which included medical direction for the Charlotte Fire Department, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police SWAT and Aviation, Advanced Local Emergency Response Team (ALERT) and multidisciplinary all-hazards response team (founder). Dr. Blackwell was Medical Incident Commander for two plane crashes and the NC Response to Hurricane Katrina.
Aaron Dix is the Operations Director for the Greenville HealthCare Simulation Center. He has a MBA in Healthcare Management, is a Nationally Certified EMS Educator and has 20 years of EMS experience. Prior to becoming the Operations Director, he was the training coordinator for the largest and busiest EMS system in South Carolina, managing the education of over 500 EMTs, paramedics and fire-fighters. In addition to his duties at the simulation center, he remains a practicing paramedic with Anderson County EMS and Clear Spring Fire Rescue, and is an active member of the Emergency Medical Services for Children Advisory Council in South Carolina.
Phil Head is the Manager of EMS Education for Greenville Health System and is responsible for the EMT education training and certification for all the incoming medical school students. Phil also assists with a variety of simulation experiences and prehospital education training as needed. Most recently Phil served as the Department Head/Academic Program Director for the EMT/Paramedic program at Greenville Technical College where he remains as an adjunct faculty member today facilitating clinical experiences in the emergency department for paramedic students. Phil has a variety of EMS experience to include rural and urban 911, field training and preceptor training. Phil worked as a flight paramedic for 7 years with GHS Med-Trans here in Greenville South Carolina and currently serves as a paramedic with GHS Mobile Care. Phil has a bachelor’s degree in health science from the Medical University of South Carolina and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in health administration from Liberty University.
Daniel Hoxie is an EMT educator at Greenville Health System. Hoxie’s responsibilities include the education of the Greenville County Fire Fighters in accordance to the recently obtained Grant. Hoxie has been an instructor in the upstate for more the 20 years with courses including American Heart Association classes (BLS, ACLS, PALS, PEARS), EMS curriculum (EMR, EMT, EMT-I, and Paramedic). Other classes include PHTLS, AMLS, TECC, and a host of fire and rescue classes through the SCFA. Hoxie is now retired as a Firefighter/Paramedic in Greenville County, with over 28 years in the field. 20 plus of these years were served at the City of Greer Fire Department and finishing his final years as paramedic/firefighter at South Greenville Fire and Rescue Department. He served on the Greenville County ERT team SC-TF1 during his career in Greenville County. Hoxie’s last position was EMS Shift Supervisor at Belton EMS in Anderson County. He continues to work part time on Anderson County’s QRV ALS1 and ALS2. He is a member of Anderson County QA-QI board and AnMed STEMI team.
John Miller is an EMT educator at Greenville Health System, whose responsibilities include the initial education of new Emergency Medical Technicians as well as the continuing education of certified EMT’s. Most recently, John has served as a Professor of EMS at Horry Georgetown Technical College in Myrtle Beach. His other past educational experiences include Associate Professor of EMS at Greenville Technical College and EMS Clinical Coordinator for Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee. John has been involved in EMS for nearly 40 years, 36 of those as a Nationally Registered Paramedic.
Anthony Thome is an EMS educator for Greenville Health System’s Prehospital Medicine division. Anthony entered the health care field after 22 years in the service industry; where he was responsible for the training, development and continued education of more than 500 employees. He is an American Heart Association instructor to include BLS, ACLS and PALS. Anthony is a state certified EMT instructor and CEP instructor. He also holds national education credentials with NAEMT. Anthony has been adjunct faculty for the USC School of Medicine Greenville for the past four years. Prior to joining the team, Anthony worked as a field training officer for Greenville County EMS. He continues to work as a field Paramedic part time for Greenville County. Anthony has an associate’s degree in Emergency Medical Technology from Greenville Technical College and is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration.