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CGH Medical Center Celebrates the Men and Women of EMS during National EMS Week

Hospital news | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Contact: Nicole Bollman

CGH Medical Center Celebrates the Men and Women of EMS during National EMS Week

Celebration joins national campaign and brings awareness to National EMS Week, May 21-27

Sterling, IL (May 24, 2017) CGH Medical Center is pleased to celebrate National EMS Week (May 21-27) to honor the hard work and dedication of its EMS employees.  EMS Week is celebrated nationally each year since it was first established in 1974 when President Ford authorized EMS Week to recognize EMS providers and the work they do.

CGH EMS are the professionals who provide emergency care on the way to the hospital.  There are over 40 highly trained EMS professionals ready to assist 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As soon as a 911 call comes through, the qualified staff rushes to location to perform emergency care services.

“EMS professionals at CGH Medical Center provide compassionate and dedicated service to our communities,” said Ryan Venema, Director of Pre-Hospital Services. “Please join us in celebrating the recognition of the CGH EMS Department and their commitment to serving others.”

CGH Medical Center joins others across the nation in the celebration with planned activities and events during National EMS Week. The 2017 theme, Always in Service, celebrates the men and women of EMS.  The theme was announced by EMS Strong, an annual campaign designed to unite and inspire emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, strengthen the profession on a national level, and expand and celebrate National EMS Week.

We take this opportunity to thank all of the EMS professionals here at CGH Medical Center for their continued dedication and hard work.