Our Lady of Victory Hospital Celebrates EMS Week May 17-23
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week will be celebrated throughout the nation May 17-23, 2009. The event brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of the people on the medical front lines. These include paramedics, emergency medical technicians, first responders, fire fighters, and police.
Nationally, there are more than 750,000 EMS providers who serve their communities. There are more than 75 individuals that provide services in the OLVH community area. Many are affiliated with:
- Boyd-Edson-Delmar Ambulance
- Stanley First-Responders
- Thorp Ambulance Service
- Owen/Withee Ambulance Service
- Gilman Ambulance Service
- Spirit Ground and Air Transport from Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield
Cindy Eichman, president of Our Lady of Victory Hospital, says, “This year’s EMS Week theme is ‘EMS: A Proud Partner in Your Community,’ and I think that captures the relationship we have with these professionals, as well as their connection to our patients and the people who live here. We are so grateful for the hard work, selflessness and courage of our local EMS providers.”
EMS Week is sponsored nationally by the American College of Emergency Physicians, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Health Resources and Services Administration, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.