Thursday, May 21, 2009

Piedmont Fayette Hospital Recognizes Local Emergency Medical Services Team

National EMS Week is May 17-23

On the heels of last week’s ceremony where Piedmont Healthcare thanked the Fayette County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team for their quick response and life-saving actions, Piedmont Fayette Hospital is now recognizing the hard work of their EMS partners during National EMS Week.

“National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to honor the dedication of those who provide services of medicine's ‘front line,’” says Darrell Cutts, president and CEO of Piedmont Fayette Hospital. “During an emergency, they often play a critical role in saving a life, our community would be at a loss without them.”

Emergency Medical Services technicians are those dedicated to providing out-of-hospital acute medical care and/or transport to definitive care for patients with illnesses and injuries deemed as medical emergencies. EMS specialists range from first responders and ambulance teams to paramedics.

“Partnership with local Emergency Medical Services teams allows lives to be saved every day within record time,” says Cutts. “The transition from the scene of the emergency to the hospital is seamless and it’s incredible what these specialists can do in the time frame allotted to them.”

On Monday, May 4, Piedmont Healthcare representatives publicly thanked the professionals of the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services (EMS) for their commitment to excellence and congratulated them on the record-breaking response time that saved the life of Ramzan Batliwala of Fayetteville.

As a token of their appreciation, physicians and staff from Piedmont Heart Institute, Piedmont Hospital and Piedmont Fayette Hospital signed and presented Fayette County EMS representatives with an oversized thank you card that read: “Thank you, Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services! Thank you for being an extension of the Piedmont Promise – to do everything in our power to make you well and keep you well. We appreciate your commitment to excellence in emergency medical services to the Fayette County community.”

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