National Emergency Medical Services Week, a celebration to honor
approximately 750,000 EMS providers nationwide who deliver lifesaving
emergency care, is scheduled for May 20-26.|
This year's EMS Week theme - Answering The Call - speaks to the
commitment EMS providers make to answering the needs in their
communities, and the countless ways they will continue to ensure our
health, protection and physical well-being in the years to come.
Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center's Emergency Transport Services will be
having a blood pressure and blood sugar screening, free to the public. It will
start at 8:30 a.m. with free balloons, coloring books and crayons for the kids,
along with free health information for the adults.
"This job is different from any other job you can have" says Kathy Nicholson,
a paramedic with the Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center. "You are under
tremendous pressure; you have to react quickly; you have to make flawless
decisions. A lot of people are not aware of what EMS providers do and how
far their services reach into the community."
National EMS Week honors the lifesaving efforts EMS providers offer
nationwide, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.
"This years theme is about the tremendous calling many EMS providers have
to serve their communities and the myriad ways they educate, protect and
improve our lives.
EMS Week is a great opportunity to recognize the contributions of the past,
and to build upon them for the future.
Minnie Hamilton Heath Care Center joins in helping celebrate National EMS