Helicopter Emergency Medical Services in Finland



The Managing Director and the board governing the operations are responsible for the management of FinnHEMS. The board consists of representants of the University Hospital Districts which own the company.

The Managing Director of FinnHEMS Oy is Jyri Örri. Örri was appointed Managing Director 1.12.2010.

Board of directors 2018-2019:

  • Pasi Parkkila, Development Director, chairman of the board, Hospital District of North Ostrobothnia
    • Deputy member Ilkka Luoma, Director
  • Tom Silfvast, Chief Physician, Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa
    • Deputy member Jaana Vento, Administrative Director
  • Kari-Matti Hiltunen, Medical Director, Pirkanmaa Hospital District
    • Deputy member Isto Nordback, Development Director
  • Sirpa Rantanen, Managing Director, Emergency Medical Services, Hospital District of Southwest Finland
    • Deputy member Timo Iirola, Chief Physician, Hospital
  • Risto Miettunen, Director, Hospital District of Pohjois-Savo
    • Deputy member Janne Niemeläinen, Director of Human Resources and Administration
  • Matti Sorsa, Senior Specialist, Aviation, Pilot Select Oy
  • Representative of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Ismo Tuominen, Senior Adviser
  • Jyri Örri, Managing Director
  • Tuomas Suominen, Specialist in Aviation and Quality
  • Ari Pellinen, Head of Flight operations unit
  • Leena Jaakkola, Acting Communications Manager
  • Anne Tapper, Financial Manager
  • Jari Lipponen, IT Manager
  • Kimmo Pendolin, Property Manager
  • Jukka Pappinen, Research and Development Specialist
  • Päivi Laukkanen-Nevala, Specialist, statistics
  • Jukka Tennilä, Project Coordinator
  • Marko Sorsa, Senior Specialist
  • Eeva-Véra Kaasalainen, Assistant

The e-mail addresses of the personnel firstname.lastname(at) finnhems.fi