Gilmore Celebrates Everyday Heroes May 13-19

Spotlight on Emergency Medical Services Technicians During National EMS Week

For more information, contact:
Carol Upton
Director of Business Development and Marketing
Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center
Phone: 662-256-6035
Email: carol.upton@hma.com

AMORY, Miss., May 14, 2012 – To commemorate annual National Emergency Medical Services Week, the theme “Everyday Heroes” has been chosen to aptly describe the life-saving services our hard-working technicians and team members provide on a daily basis. National EMS Week 2011 is May 13 through May 19.

The point of National EMS Week is to bring together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety, as well as honor the dedication of those who are truly on medicine’s “front line.”

“The procedures EMS technicians use can mean the difference between life and death for a patient. Their medical knowledge combined with everyday experience and speed helps our hospital’s physicians and staff prepare for the next step of diagnosis and treatment, all in the time it takes them to get to our hospital. We can’t thank our EMS partners enough for their commitment,” said Dwayne Blaylock, Chief Executive Officer.

The entire EMS system includes emergency physicians, nurses, technicians, paramedics, firefighters, educators and administrators.

In addition to the services provided in emergency care, EMS technicians are a vital part of a hospital’s cardiac and stroke care where time and immediate attention make a huge difference in a patient’s recovery.

“EMS teams are on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It takes a special person to do that type of work. I’m thankful they are on our team,” said Mary Franklin, Chief Nursing Officer.

Gilmore has planned three celebrations to thank EMS teams throughout the region:

Tuesday, May 15 Aberdeen Family Medical Center
305 Highway 145, Aberdeen
11:00 – 1:00
Wednesday, May 16 Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center
1105 Earl Frye Blvd., Amory
11:00 – 1:00
Friday, May 18 Play Garden Park
107 West Wiygul Street, Fulton
11:00 – 1:00

For more information about National EMS week events at Gilmore, please contact Carol Upton at 256-6035.

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