New London Hospital Appoints New EMS Director

Press Release

Thirty-year veteran in emergency services, Shawn Riley, started his new role as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Director at New London Hospital (NLH). Prior to arriving at NLH, Shawn worked EMS at Concord Fire Department for 10 ½ years and recently wrapped up his position as Deputy Chief of the Laconia Fire Department where he served for 12 years.

A New Hampshire native, Shawn grew up in Derry and began his EMS career straight out of Pinkerton Academy in 1988 working for private EMS companies. Shawn received his Bachelor of Science degree at Granite State College, a Paramedic Certification from New Hampshire Technical Institute and obtained an MBA from New England College.

“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to come to a community hospital with such a progressive ambulance service,” said Riley. “NLH has some fantastic programs in place, such as Mobile Integrated Health, which is such a valuable service to the community. I look forward to the challenge of growing the current programs and incorporating new platforms which will  continue to demonstrate our ability to be a leader in New Hampshire’s emergency services.”

New London Hospital EMS has 25 full and part time staff, provides 911 transport for 7 towns, and recently received the 2019 American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.