Letter: EMS Workers Part of Critical Care Team
Our mission to save lives and make our patients well again starts on medicine’s front lines, where paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and transport EMTs respond to the community’s 911 calls. These talented and dedicated first responders provide the initial critical care and communication with our emergency department that dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who suffer a sudden illness or injury.
Because they do their job so well, we are able to do our part in getting patients back on their feet. We are thankful for the expert care provided by EMTs and paramedics who train tirelessly and work all hours of the day and night.
During the week of May 19-25, EMS Week, we would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the vital public service first responders provide. Whether it’s performing lifesaving care or educating the community about safety and injury prevention, they are an integral part of our community’s health care system.
Indeed, they are part of the team that shares in our mission to promote, preserve and restore the health of our community.
Eileen Singer, DO, FACEP, FACOEP
Chairman, Department of Emergency Services
Lauren Stabinsky, MSN, RN, CEN
Director, Department of Emergency Services
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton