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Meritus Health presents EMS Excellence in Care 2013 awards

August 03, 2013
  • Meritus Health presented EMS Excellence in Care 2013 awards to, from left, Scott Six, Emergency Medical Technician-Basic; Casandra Brown, EMTB; Derek Hartman, paramedic; and Benjamin McGinnis, EMTB.
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Meritus Health recently presented its EMS Excellence in Care 2013 awards to providers in Frederick County, Md.

Meritus Health trauma and emergency services staff recognized award winners with certificates and polo shirts, including Scott Six, Emergency Medical Technician-Basic; Casandra Brown, EMTB; Derek Hartman, paramedic; and Benjamin McGinnis, EMTB.

Nominations for the awards were made by doctors and fellow EMS providers.

The team of Frederick County first responders was recognized for accurately assessing a patient who had fallen and correctly using the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System trauma decision tree to triage the patient to Meritus Medical Center’s trauma center based on co-morbidities.

The providers navigated through multiple factors that required a dual-facility consult and ultimately, cared for and transported the patient to the most appropriate facility, according to their nomination form.

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