Letter: EMS personnel show valuable skill, dedication

Updated 5/23/2022 12:24 PM

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics are familiar with working in difficult situations; however, over the last few years, they truly have risen to the challenges put in front of them.

Last week, May 15-22, was National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) week with the slogan "Rising to the Challenge." In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized National EMS Week as a time to celebrate and thank EMS professionals for their important work.


The demands of the pandemic continue to showcase our local Emergency Medical Services' ability to adapt, overcome and truly rise to the challenge. Despite personal risks, staffing difficulties and a magnitude of other hardships, these health care professionals' commitment to the care they provide for patients and their communities has been unwavering.

On behalf of the Mercyhealth Prehospital Emergency Services Center, we would like to thank our local EMS for their continued dedication and service.

Matt Smetana, EMS Medical Director


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