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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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REMSA Health Received Four Dispatcher of the Year Nominations at 2021 Navigator Conference

In mid-July, REMSA Health sent a delegation to the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) Navigator conference. Throughout the four-day event, our representatives taught conference sessions, participated in mentoring sessions, met with IAED leadership and earned continuing education credits.    REMSA Health’s Regional Emergency Communications Center was recognized for its 20 continuous years as an […]

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REMSA Health Remembers Bill Denniston

We are saddened to share that a beloved member of the REMSA Health and Care Flight family, Bill Denniston, has passed away after a battle with stage 4 cancer. Following his years of service as a United States Marine Corps medic in the Vietnam War, Bill served as a police officer for the Washoe County […]

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15 REMSA Health Team Members Recognized for Outstanding Achievements at EMS Week Award Ceremony

15 REMSA Health Team Members Recognized for Outstanding Achievements at EMS Week Award Ceremony  On Thursday, May 20, REMSA Health and Care Flight held our annual EMS Week Awards celebration where we honored 15 of our team members who have performed out-of-the-ordinary work in their field. These awards are intended to recognize contributions that are […]

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We are now REMSA Health!

There’s a lot to be celebrated around here at REMSA and Care Flight. First, this week is National Emergency Medical Services Week (#EMSWeek), an event that celebrates the important contributions of EMS practitioners in safeguarding the health, safety and well-being of the communities they serve. In the 46 years that EMS Week has been celebrated, […]

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REMSA Recaps Heart Month 2021

Heart Month wrapped up yesterday and we hope you were inspired to take steps to improve your heart health (our favorite is eating dark chocolate!). We also want to mention a couple of heart highlights we had in February.  AED Giveaway We were thrilled to give away two AEDs to deserving agencies in Washoe County. […]

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REMSA Invests in the Health of the Region

Contributor: Barry Duplantis, Chief Financial Officer, REMSA As we enter 2021 with a sense of hope for a return to normalcy, I recently reflected on some of REMSA’s financial investments in 2020. Despite a global pandemic, weeks-long smoke from regional wildfires and record-breaking temperatures, our ground and air healthcare providers responded to more than 79,000 […]

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