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REMSA Health announces retirement of president and CEO, Dean Dow

RENO, Nev. – Dean Dow, president and CEO of REMSA Health and Care Flight, has announced his retirement effective Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, after six and a half years as leader of the organization.  The Board of Directors has announced that Barry Duplantis, the REMSA Health CFO, will serve as interim CEO. Dow originally came […]

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KRNV News 4 Goes Behind-the-Scenes with Care Flight

When emergency strikes, Care Flight is the highly-trained crew of professionals you want by your side. In a recent feature story for KRNV News 4’s Knowing Nevada segment, reporter Zac Slotemaker went behind the scenes with the crew to highlight how they work in a variety of environments to provide essential services and care throughout […]

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Summer Safety: How to Keep You and Your Family Safe in the Summertime

Heat-Related Illnesses, Heat-Related Emergencies, and Drowning In the summer of 2021, REMSA Health responded to 124 heat-related illness calls. Nationally, In 2018 and 2019, we saw a record number of hot car deaths; 53 children died. That was the highest number of hot car deaths  in two decades. As temperatures rise, our community must be […]

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REMSA Health Launches Paramedic Scholarship Program and Awards Two Students

In an effort to address the shortage of paramedics within the EMS community, REMSA Health has launched a full-ride scholarship opportunity for those looking to advance their careers in the profession. Offering this scholarship reinforces REMSA Health’s critical role in the delivery of safe and out-of-hospital healthcare. This scholarship not only addresses the shortage but […]

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At REMSA Health #CareStartsWithTheCall

You often hear us say that #CareStartsWithTheCall – and by that we mean that when you call 911, you are connected to a medically-trained dispatcher who can provide life-saving instructions over the phone in some of the most crucial moments of a medical emergency. But here, we get to show you what we mean when […]

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REMSA Health Announces Promotion of Six Leaders within the Organization

RENO, Nev. – REMSA Health and Care Flight, a service of REMSA Health, have announced the promotion of six team members to leadership roles within the organization. “We are so pleased to announce the appointment of these talented leaders to their new roles serving the organization and our community,” said Dean Dow, President and CEO, […]

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Face the State Interview Asks the Public to Use 911 Appropriately

REMSA Heath responds to approximately 80,000 requests for service per year in Washoe County. Every call is important to us and we follow international protocols to determine the right level of care for callers. But not every call needs an emergency response and transport. In this extended interview with Arianna Bennett at KTVN 2 News, […]

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Washoe County Health District Applauds Work and Innovation of REMSA Health

Results of the Market Survey Requirement Between REMSA Health and the Washoe County Health District Confirm Continued Service by REMSA Health  Contributed by: Dean C. Dow, President and CEO, REMSA Health Recently, REMSA Health completed a market survey to compare our ground ambulance transport services to other agencies in order to continue our contractual agreement […]

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Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Visits REMSA Health Campus

Today, we had the great honor of welcoming Senator Catherine Cortez Masto to the REMSA Health Campus so that we could present her with the Academy of International Mobile Healthcare Integration’s Advocacy in Integrated Healthcare Award and the American Ambulance Association’s 2021 Legislator of the Year Award. During one of the most difficult times in […]

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Preserving 911 and Ambulance Response Resources

Click here to see a list of non-emergency healthcare resources in our area. Preserving 911 and ambulance response resources is more important now than ever before. As our community experiences very high COVID-19 transmission rates, REMSA Health’s call volume has also increased – yet many of these calls are for non-emergency, first-aid level care.  An […]

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