ESO Solutions has announced today the hiring of Kenny Schnell as Vice President and General Manager overseeing the company’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) business for emergency medical services (EMS).
“Kenny’s reputation in the EMS community is exceptionally strong,” said Chris Dillie, President, and CEO of ESO. “With his expertise in both clinical prehospital care and state-of-the-art EMS operations, coupled with his solid business acumen and leadership skills, he is uniquely qualified to lead our EHR business.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining a company that’s known as such an innovative leader in EMS, the fire service, and healthcare,” Schnell stated. “Working in EMS, both in the field and as an administrator, I’ve had the privilege of seeing firsthand how ESO can help improve clinical and operational efficiencies,” he added. “ESO’s continued success stems from its unrivaled determination to provide state-of-the-art products that meet the needs of its customers while pushing the envelope on healthcare software norms. My immediate goal for the future-direction of ESO EHR will be to continue the customer-focused mission of delivering software built to improve patient care through the power of data.”
EHR, ESO’s 5th-generation electronic patient record system, demonstrates ESO’s ongoing commitment to equip prehospital healthcare providers with industry-leading software.
Schnell recently retired from Williamson County EMS, in Georgetown, Texas, after 22 years of service, most recently serving 8 years as Director. Overall, Schnell brings to ESO a wealth of experience in emergency medical services as an EMT, paramedic, flight medic, and administrator. As Director of WCEMS, Schnell led his organization in providing excellence in patient care and customer service by collaborating with 15 cities and fire departments, in addition to four major hospital systems. In 2016, WCEMS was named as one of nine Texas agencies to receive prestigious accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services. Schnell was named EMS Administrator of the Year in 2014 for the state of Texas. He also served as chair on various regional boards including the Capital Area Trauma Regional Advisory Council and Williamson County Systems of Care.
Schnell joins the ESO team at a significant time for growth. In July, the company announced an investment to be used for future acquisitions, expansion of the existing product line, growth of sales and marketing efforts, and improvements to existing products. Schnell will join the team effective December 1, 2016, and will be based at the company’s headquarters in Austin, Texas.