EMS providers receive recognition

LANCASTER—May 15-21 was designated Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week to recognize those who provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Lancaster County’s EMS system is comprised of a mixture of career staff and volunteer personnel who work closely with telecommunication officers, police officers, emergency nurses and emergency physicians to provide this vital service, reported chief Matthew Smith. These members also engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills.

During the week, several organizations recognized area providers for their hard work and dedication, said Smith. Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital (RGH) held its annual EMS Week dinner and presented Advanced Life Support provider Reneé Smith the award for EMS Provider of the Year.

R. Smith has served with Lancaster County Emergency Services for almost 18 years providing excellent patient care. She also is well known for her calm demeanor while facing some of the more critical calls and….

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