About Us

A Full Service EMS Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Consulting and Management Firm!

Girard & Associates specializes in designing, implementing, and managing EMS QA / EMS CQI programs for emergency medical service organizations. Whether you are a public, private, volunteer, or third party EMS system we design programs to fit your need.

Our specialty is managing patient care quality improvement programs (EMS CQI), utilizing a unique database and performance scoring system. Our system (designed by G&A specifically for EMS systems) allows your organization, as well as each field provider within it, to see exactly how well they provide patient care and where efforts should be focused to improve.

Girard & Associates Mission Statement:

Girard & Associates is dedicated to perform (CQI) Continuous Quality Improvement programs for EMS agencies. Girard & Associates provides specific (QI) Quality Improvement services that will measurably enhance existing programs. Our commitment to service excellence ensures absolute compliance to the highest EMS standards.

President, Paul Girard

Paul Girard - President, Girard & Associates EMS CQI & EMS QAPaul first started in EMS in 1980. He became an EMT in 1981 and a paramedic in 1986 from Northeastern University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bryant University with a B.S. in Business Administration minoring in Finance.  Among certifications he holds CHC, Certified in Healthcare Compliance, CAC, and Certified Ambulance Coder. He served as a Site Reviewer for (CAAS) Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services. He was the Director of Paramedic and Ambulance Services for Caritas Norwood Hospital for 7 years. During this time he transformed the department from a loss leader to a highly profitable department by instituting cost controls and adding 3 new profitable product lines. Paul has worked within the (CQI) Continuous Quality Improvement area since the mid 1980’s. Paul started Girard & Associates, LLC in 2005. Girard & Associates provides quality improvement auditing, plan development, and administration of agency QI programs for emergency medical services agencies.

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  • Address

    Girard & Associates, LLC
    PO Box 1144
    Westport, MA 02790
  • Phone

    877-374-6811
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