Lake Huron Medical Center Celebrates Emergency Medical Services Week

Lake Huron Medical Center Celebrates Emergency Medical Services Week

05-13-2016

National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week is celebrated each year from May 15-21 by communities, hospitals, healthcare organizations, survivors and EMS agencies to recognize the lifesaving work of EMS professionals.

Given the challenges facing our nation's healthcare system and the rapid pace of change, making sure the public and other stakeholders understand what EMS has to offer has never been more important.

EMS is as an essential public function and a vital component of the medical care continuum. On any given day, EMS practitioners help save lives by responding to medical emergencies, including heart attack, difficulty breathing, a fall or accident, drowning, cardiac arrest, stroke, drug overdose or acute illness. EMS may provide both basic and advanced medical care at the scene of an emergency and en route to a hospital. EMS practitioners care for their patients' medical needs and show caring and compassion to their patients in their most difficult moments.

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), announces this year’s EMS STRONG theme: “Called to Care.”The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), announces this year’s EMS STRONG theme: “Called to Care.” The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), announces this year’s EMS STRONG theme: “Called to Care.”This yThis tHIThis year's EMS STRONG theme is “Called to Care.” Called to Care is a powerful and timely reminder of how committed EMS practitioners are to the work they do," commented Rebekah Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Lake Huron Medical Center. "They've chosen to answer the call of a career that demands passion, purpose and heart—from all those who wear the uniform, day in and day out."

Our thanks and appreciation for EMS personnel extends beyond our local community, Lake Huron Medical Center would like to honor the dedication of Croswell, Marysville, Richmond and Tri-Hospital EMS providers who provide day-to-day lifesaving services on the "front line" of our community.

We would also like to take the opportunity to acknowledge our partners; St. John River District, and Port Huron McLaren for working together to provide St. Clair County with top-of-the-line ambulatory services and emergency care through Tri-Hospital EMS.

Faced with unique population density challenges individual providers struggled to deliver high-quality cost-effective ambulatory care to the county at-large. "We came together to establish this relationship for our community," commented Rebekah Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Lake Huron Medical Center. "By working together, our joint venture entity is not only self-sustaining, but we are providing quality care evidenced by our outcomes. It's about coming together to meet the needs of OUR community."