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Remembering Shannon Petty, Care Flight Nurse / Base Supervisor

It is with heavy hearts that we share that a respected and treasured member of the REMSA Health/Care Flight team, Shannon Petty, RN Supervisor passed away on Sunday, October 24. While Shannon’s diagnosis was recent and progressed faster than expected, Shannon was able to spend her final days, with her family and her dogs, on […]

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Safe Kids Washoe County Donates $7,500 to Point of Impact Program

In July, Safe Kids Washoe County (SKWC), led by Renown Health, donated $7,500 to REMSA Health’s Point of Impact Free Car Seat Inspection program. SKWC provides dedicated and caring staff, operation support, and other resources to assist in achieving one goal: keeping your kids safe. Based on the needs of the community, this coalition implements […]

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REMSA Health Welcomes New Education Manager

The Regional Emergency Medical Service Authority (REMSA Health), northern Nevada’s nationally-recognized ground ambulance service and Care Flight, northern Nevada and northeastern California’s critical care and air ambulance transport service, is pleased to welcome A.C. Bowolick to its team. Bowolick will serve as Education Manager, overseeing the nonprofit organization’s Center for Integrated Health and Community Education. He […]

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REMSA Health Hosts Paramedic and EMT Open House

(Reno, NV) — The Regional Emergency Medical Service Authority (REMSA Health), Northern Nevada’s nationally-recognized ground ambulance service and Care Flight, Northern Nevada and Northern California’s critical care and air ambulance transport service, will be hosting an open house on Friday, October 22 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The free event is intended to provide […]

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REMSA Health – 2021 American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline – EMS – Gold Plus Recipient

REMSA Health was recently awarded the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline – EMS -Gold Plus Award for recognition of the quality care we continue to provide to ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) and Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) patients. This recognition becomes our sixth American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline EMS Award and our fourth Gold Plus […]

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Excellence in EMS

Washoe County wins Excellence in EMS Integration Award

Please join us in congratulating Washoe County, Nevada for winning the Excellence in EMS Integration Award from AIMHI Academy of International Mobile Healthcare Integration. This award recognizes a non-EMS organization that has developed and implemented a partnership with EMS organizations that have demonstrated enhancement of patient experience of care, improved patient outcomes, or reduced the cost of […]

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President of International Academies of Emergency Dispatch Visits REMSA Health

    On August 19, 2021, REMSA Health hosted Jerry Overton, President of the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch. In addition to visiting with employees that comprise our Regional Emergency Communications Center, Mr. Overton spoke to a group of invited guests including regional first response partners, physicians, EMS oversight, regional dispatch center managers, as well […]

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Care Flight Celebrates 40 Years

    Over the past four decades, Care Flight has provided emergency medical services for more than 91,000 patients over the span of 50,000 square miles of Nevada and California. More than 84,000 of those patients have been transferred by helicopter, 4,000 by fixed wing and 3,000 by critical care ground transport. With each decade […]

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REMSA Health CEO’s Message About Medical 9-1-1 Calls During COVID-19 Pandemic

Important message for Washoe County residents from Dean Dow, President & CEO of REMSA Health:  Around the country, healthcare systems are once again being inundated with response to the COVID-19 crisis and increasing cases of the Delta variant. Here at home, in Washoe County, that is no different.  I am writing to you today to […]

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Adam Heinz Joins the Board of Two Industry-Leading Organizations

REMSA Health is pleased to congratulate Adam Heinz, NRP, AEMD, Executive Director of Integrated Healthcare, for joining the Board of Accreditation at the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) and the Professional Standards Committee at the American Ambulance Association (AAA).  IAED is the standard-setting organization for emergency dispatch and response services worldwide. IAED provides training, […]

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