July 23, 2007
Nadolski brings expertise to Emory’s emergency preparedness efforts
by holly korschun
Emory has named Robert Nadolski as senior administrator for the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response. Established this spring, CEPAR is expected to further improve the University’s ability to plan and deliver a coordinated and effective response to catastrophic events.
Nadolski has broad experience in administration, regulatory oversight and education with more than 20 years experience in the management and administration of emergency medical service and healthcare operations. Prior to joining CEPAR, he served as vice president for Grady Health System’s emergency medical services and level-one trauma center.
He also was responsible for Grady Health System’s Emergency Management Program and was instrumental in implementing the Regional Coordinating Hospital Program within the Metropolitan Atlanta area in collaboration with the State Department of Public Health and the Georgia Hospital Association. Working in concert with the Veteran’s Administration in Atlanta and the National Disaster Medical System, he facilitated the distribution of medical evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to 32 hospitals and long-term care facilities.
“Bob Nadolski brings a tremendous amount of experience and expertise to Emory’s emergency preparedness efforts,” said CEPAR Executive Director Alexander P. Isakov. “He is a respected community leader and collaborator who will help us carry out our commitment to enhance Emory’s ability to ensure the well-being of individuals here and in the broader community.”
Nadolski has represented emergency medical services and area hospitals on the Georgia Emergency Management Agency’s All Hazards Council and served as the chair for EMS and medical surge capacity planning on the Department of Homeland Security’s Atlanta Urban Area Security Initiative. He has served on various state and regional EMS councils and committees in Massachusetts, Mississippi and Georgia. He has been an active participant in local and statewide pandemic flu planning activities.
Working with physicians, nurses and other medical specialists, Nadolski has developed treatment pathways, algorithms and telephone tools used in the pre-hospital environment, nurse counseling and advice centers and chronic disease management programs.
He began his career as a paramedic in Worcester, Ma. He received his B.S. degree from Worcester State College in Massachusetts and his paramedic training at Northeastern University.