North Central College alumnus receives medical college chapter’s highest honor

Jul 11, 2014

North Central College alumnus Kevin M. Klauer has received the 2014 Bill Hall Award for Service from the Ohio chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

Klauer is chief medical officer at Emergency Medicine Physicians (EMP) in Canton, Ohio, where he has worked since 1999. He is also director of the Center for Emergency Medicine Education, ACEP council vice speaker and serves as medical editor-in-chief of the ACEP Now magazine, the college’s official publication.

He earned his undergraduate degree in health and physical education at North Central College in 1987. He then earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (now Des Moines University) in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the Louisiana State University Charity Hospital in New Orleans.

The Bill Hall Award for Service is the highest honor bestowed by the Ohio chapter of ACEP. Named in honor of Dr. William Hall, a past president and treasurer of the organization, the award is presented to a past or current member of Ohio ACEP’s Board of Directors who has made significant contributions to emergency medicine and Ohio ACEP.

Ohio ACEP praised Klauer’s service on chapter committees and its board of directors from 1998 to 2007. His service to Ohio ACEP includes two terms as chapter president from 2002 to 2004.

“Dr. Klauer’s strategic focus and leadership was invaluable to the chapter’s growth and direction,” chapter President John Lyman said.

Klauer has received the ACEP National Faculty Teaching Award and the EMRA Robert J. Dougherty Teaching Fellowship Award. He has co-authored two risk management books: “Emergency Medicine Bouncebacks: Medical and Legal and Risk Management” and “Emergency Department: Executive Leadership for Protecting Patients and Hospitals.”