Mercy Medical Center Recognizes Siouxland EMS Crews at Special Event
The men and women who work around-the-clock as part of their respective community’s ambulance service will be special guests of honor at Mercy Medical Center on Wednesday, May 23. Mercy will be joining Iowa Governor Terry Branstad in recognizing the week of May 20-26 as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week in Iowa.
Mercy EMS Coordinator Jerry Kelley says the EMS crews who work in the Siouxland region are a critical component of health care delivery in our area. “Mercy is blessed to have such dedicated men and women who do such a great job in serving their neighbors,” says Kelley. “Our local EMS crews provide lifesaving services and Mercy considers them to be the front line safety net as they bring their patients to the Mercy emergency room. The work they do is priceless and we are honored to recognize all of these men and women for the great service they provide.”
As part of Iowa EMS Week, Mercy will host all local crews at a BBQ luncheon FROM 11:30 am to 1 pm on Wednesday, May 23. In addition, a special training class will be provided to the EMS crew members for CEU credit.
The state of Iowa has more than 12,000 certified EMS providers who work throughout the state. More than half of that number serves in a volunteer capacity. Providing prompt access to quality emergency medical services dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury. Mercy Medical Center is particularly close to all of the regional EMS squads because of its designation as the region’s only Level-II Trauma Center.
For more information, contact:
Jim Wharton, VP of Marketing and Business Development (712) 279-2732
Dianne Krier, Mercy Marketing and Communications Coordinator (712) 279-5682