Ashtabula County Medical Center is nationally accredited as a Chest Pain Center and a Primary Stroke Center. Their Emergency Department is the most up-to-date facility in the area, with large, private rooms that protect patient confidentiality, prevent the spread of diseases and have plenty of room for visitors, dedicated space for pediatric patients, separate entrances for ambulance and walk-in patients, a dedicated chemical decontamination area and dedicated nurse triage to ensure that patients are seen and evaluated immediately.

Contacting Ashtabula County Medical Center Medical Direction Staff

Communication is a vital part of any EMS Medical Direction System. Knowing whom to contact when you need medical direction/issues is vitally important and can be aggravating at times. Listed below are the various Medical Direction facilities as well as the Medical Directors and EMS Coordinators responsible for medical direction.

Please feel free to contact the appropriate EMS Coordinators if you have questions related to your scope of practice, protocols or any other operational issues.

Medical Direction Departments

  • Ashtabula City Fire Department
  • Ashtabula Township Fire Department
  • Community Care Ambulance
  • Plymouth Fire Department
  • South Central Ambulance

Ashtabula County Medical Center Medical Director

Imraan Haniff, MD

Imraan Haniff, MD
Medical Direction
Medical Director

Dr. Imraan Haniff received his medical degree from Ross University in Dominica West Indies in 1988. He completed residencies in internal medicine and fellowships in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr. Haniff is board certified in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care. Dr. Haniff most recently worked in the Emergency Department at Southwest General Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio

Ashtabula County Medical Center EMS Coordinators

Ryan Fertig, EMT-P

Ryan Fertig, EMT-P
EMS Coordinator

Patrick Kelley, EMT-P, EMSI
EMS & Emergency management Coordinator

Patrick Kelley joined the Ashtabula County Medical Center as an EMS & Emergency Management Coordinator in 2023. Patrick is an active Paramedic and has worked in many roles in this capacity for over 10 years.  Patrick also spent many years on Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital’s Emergency Response Team. Patrick enjoys time with his pets, cooking, gardening, and spending time with his family and friends.
Continuing Education

Continuing Education

EMS Continuing Education classes are scheduled and conducted at the respective Fire Departments listed under our Medical Direction.

All Pre-hospital personnel are welcome, please call the respective department prior to coming, to make sure the class has not been changed. Any other questions can be directed to Ryan Fertig, EMS Coordinator/Educator, at 440.997.6535

For classroom locations, please refer to the Ashtabula County Medical Center's EMS website.