Mike Williams has been the president of The Abaris Group for the past 27 years, has been a full-time consultant for the past 36 years. Before consulting he was Director of the Office of Emergency Medical Services for Orange and Imperial Counties, California. Mr. Williams was responsible for developing and implementing the county-wide trauma system in Orange County, acknowledged to be the first community based trauma system in the country.
Mr. Williams has provided numerous consulting services to over 260 emergency departments (EDs) from state and local governments, hospital and pre-hospital healthcare providers, health plans, ambulance companies and more. He was a senior faculty member for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Urgent Matters Project. His national study of trauma systems in collaboration with Dr. John West was the first comprehensive study on the national status of trauma systems and is still used today as a benchmark for follow up trauma system studies. Mr. Williams is on the editorial board for ED Management and routinely provides telephone consultation to the Healthcare Advisory Board.