There’s nothing quite as alarming as the blaring siren of an ambulance or fire truck fast approaching. Whether you’re in your car or safely inside your home, knowing that someone – somewhere – maybe in a life-threatening situation automatically increases our level of alertness.
Simultaneously, that siren is also reassuring: we are relieved to know that well-trained emergency response professionals are rushing to those in distress. We count on these generous people in the ambulances, fire trucks and medevac helicopters to get to the scene quickly and to know what to do in a thousand different scenarios – and, thankfully, they do.
We pause to honor these professionals. Their commitment to providing care at the scene of accidents, during distressing COVID-related calls for help, as well as during transport for fast-onset illnesses—saves lives. Any person or family who has been on the receiving end of EMS knows the difference these individuals make in our community.
On behalf of those at Kosciusko Community Hospital, MedStat Urgent Care Centers and Lutheran Health Physicians, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank local EMS providers and first responders. Their dedication should never be taken for granted — especially throughout this year.
Jae Dale, CEO
Kosciusko Community Hospital