To the Valley News:
As a physician and community member, I offer my sincere thanks to the local EMS personnel.
Anyone who has ever had to dial 9-1-1 or be rushed to the emergency room with a life-threatening problem has firsthand knowledge of the skill, dedication and unique expertise that the local emergency medical services team provides. As a physician, I appreciate the care afforded to those with medical emergencies by our local EMS personnel.
EMS workers perform in incredibly stressful situations. They help people who are often severely injured, facing death, in pain and terrified. They assess victims and perform life-saving procedures; while remaining calm and focused in the process. EMS professionals are available 24 hours a day; they work all night long, on holidays and during family celebrations to serve our community.
Our emergency room relies on the skill of EMS workers. Their work begins “at the scene”, taking care of people, providing information to the hospital, beginning the life-saving treatment required and then delivering those patients to the emergency department. They are truly on medicine’s “front line.” I am proud to be associated with this incredible group of people.
We can’t thank our EMS partners enough for their commitment. I ask that you join me and Elizabethtown Community Hospital in celebrating and thanking our local EMS teams.
Dr. Rob DeMuro, medical director
Elizabethtown Community Hospital