Meritus Health honors top EMS care providers

July 11, 2012
  • Community Rescue Service providers receiving EMS Excellence in Care 2012 awards were, from left, Shawn Wieczorek, Justin Ruppenthal, Robert Buck and Alyssa Sica, from presenters Kelly Llewellyn, EMS administrative specialist for Meritus Health, and Corey Thomas, trauma registrar for Meritus Health. Not pictured: Billy Woods.
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Meritus Health recently presented its EMS Excellence in Care 2012 awards to providers at Community Rescue Service, a 911 ambulance organization in Hagerstown.

Meritus Health trauma and emergency services staff recognized providers for a recent emergency call that involved its services in partnership with emergency services in Franklin County, Pa.

Frederick County, Md., providers also were recognized for their service on a separate call.

The award recipients were Shawn Wieczorek, EMT-Basic; Justin Ruppenthal, paramedic; Robert Buck, paramedic; Alyssa Sica, EMT-Basic; and Billy Woods.

“It’s important for the community and EMS to know how grateful we are to have such talented providers responding to our Tri-State emergency needs,” said Susie Burleson, manager of Meritus Health trauma and emergency services.

“These people put their lives on the line in order to serve our communities’ needs, and we wanted to recognize their hard work and dedication.”

Nominations for the awards were made by doctors and fellow EMS providers. The awards were presented along with embroidered polo shirts for all awardees and dessert for their entire station following a weeklong series of appreciation events during EMS Week.

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