July 28, 2022

CONROE – Montgomery County Hospital District (MCHD) is proud to announce EMS Chief James Campbell has been nationally recognized with the Pinnacle Emerging EMS Leader Award. This award honors rising executives in EMS who demonstrate excellence in the profession. Currently, Chief Campbell serves as the Chief of EMS for MCHD, which serves as the ambulance service for all 911 calls in Montgomery County, Texas. MCHD serves more than 600,000 residents.

His passion in EMS has always been focusing on the people, working to ensure patients are receiving the highest quality of care and ensuring the patients, and employees, are at the center of decision-making processes.

“I’m humbled to receive this award, and appreciate the work Fitch & Associates does for the EMS Industry,” said Chief Campbell. “I firmly believe a leader is a direct reflection of the team and those they lead, and I have the privilege of being a part of an incredible organization and team at MCHD.”


Chief Campbell joined Montgomery County Hospital District (MCHD) in June of 2018 and began his role as the Chief of EMS in March of 2019. He began his EMS and Fire career in 2002 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Upon returning to Texas in 2008, Chief Campbell joined the City of Celina Fire Department, where he served as the EMS Captain for four years. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Health Sciences from The University of Texas Health Science Center. Chief Campbell is a certified member of the American College of Paramedic Executives (FACPE), serves as a member on the Governor’s EMS & Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) EMS Committee, and is a Board Member for the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC). Chief Campbell is committed to working closely with the MCHD Board of Directors, other first responder agencies and hospital partners to continue a successful and collaborative healthcare model in Montgomery County.


Chief Campbell was recognized on Tuesday, July 26th during the 17th annual Pinnacle EMS Conference in Marco Island, Florida. For more information on Pinnacle, visit


Montgomery County Hospital District’s mission is to care for the indigent and provide EMS services while protecting the interest of taxpayers and ensuring long-term stability through fund development.  For more information about the Montgomery County Hospital District please go to