The Emergency Medical Services for Children program is a federal grant program with participation from all 50 states and 9 territories/freely associated states. The program focuses on 10 federal Performance Measures; established with the goal to improve access to and the quality of emergency medical care for the pediatric population.
Morgan Scaggs holds a Bachelor's of Health Sciences, Clinical Leadership and Management, from the University of Kentucky and her work experience includes more than 20 years in EMS with work in pre-hospital EMS, the fire service, hospital emergency department, critical-care transport, injury prevention programs, and EMS education.
Morgan was born in Maysville, Kentucky but spent much of her childhood in southern Ohio before attending Ohio University, where she completed an Associates of Arts Degree with an emphasis in Social Sciences. Her EMS career began in central Ohio, where she became a Nationally Registered Paramedic in 1995, before moving to South Carolina where she worked in the Myrtle Beach area for 12 years. She continued her EMS education and career, earning critical care certification through UMBC in 2000 while working for the Medical University of South Carolina, before joining Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire Department as a Paramedic-Firefighter in 2002. In 2007, she became a Training Officer for Horry County Fire Rescue.
Taking the KYEMSC Project Director position in 2011, Morgan was able to come back home, close to family and the area where she grew up. She currently lives in Lexington with her son, Finn, who provides personal inspiration for her work to improve emergency medical care for children throughout Kentucky.