Regional Medical Direction

In order to assist EMS agency medical directors in Colorado, a regional medical director (RMD) initiative was created to provide the resources necessary to help medical directors better perform their duties.

RMDs facilitate communication and cooperation among medical directors and EMS Leaders in their region. They provide updates on rule changes, advances in clinical practice, and discuss system issues. They facilitate continuous quality improvement (CQI) processes and promote regional standardization. They are a liaison for improved communication between the State, local agencies and the greater healthcare community.

Avery MacKenzie MD

Dr. MacKenzie

Dr. MacKenzie is an emergency medicine physician at Montrose Memorial Hospital. We are proud to have her serve as the Regional Medical Director for Western RETAC and liaison for the Western Colorado EMS Leadership Council (WCEMSLC).


The Western Colorado EMS Leadership Council is made up of our region’s EMS Chiefs, Managers, Directors, Medical Director’s and other stakeholders.

RMD-RAP Newsletters:

FEB 2023

NOV 2023

Denver Metro Protocol Changes July 2022

Protocol App

Colorado Emergency Medical Practice Council

National Association of EMS Physicians