TAFP Physician Emeritus wins EMS
medical director award
Henry J. Boehm Jr., M.D., of Brenham, Texas, was awarded the 2012 EMS Medical Director Award by the Texas Department of State Health Services for his longtime service to the Washington County EMS. The award is presented each year at the Texas EMS Conference and honors a physician who has served as a medical director, on-line or off-line, for an EMS organization, and continually demonstrates a commitment to excellent patient care.
He was nominated by the Washington County EMS staff, who wrote that Boehm is “beloved by his peers as a warm and upbeat colleague, and a leading advocate for his patients. He is renowned as a community leader in Brenham.”
He became medical director in 1979 and helped shape the organization’s foundation of commitment to excellent patient care. One of his lasting accomplishments was the development of their progressive protocols. Boehm retired as medical director in October 2011.
Boehm was born and raised in Brenham. He graduated as valedictorian of Brenham High School in 1956, attended the University of Texas in Austin for his undergraduate education, and earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
Boehm has also served as medical director for AMA Home Care and Gazebo Terrace Nursing Home. He has won numerous awards and has received extensive recognition for his contributions to the medical field and the community, including being named TAFP’s 2012 Physician Emeritus.
In 1998, he began serving on the faculty of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He serves on the Blinn College Board of Trustees. He is a past president of the Brenham Rotary Club, the Brenham Boys and Girls Club, the Downtown Development Committee, and the Summer Youth Recreation Board. He has served on the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Volunteer Services Council of the Brenham State School.
Boehm and his wife, Teddy, have four children and 11 grandchildren.