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Joint Statement on Lights and Siren Vehicle Operations

As a member of several of the sponsoring organizations, REMSA Health is proud to support this Joint Statement on Lights and Siren Vehicle Operations. Our Quality Assurance program, medical director oversight, emergency vehicle training, commitment to continuous clinical improvement, and the medically trained dispatchers in our ACE Accredited EMD center demonstrate our ongoing commitment to […]

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Flu season is here: How to protect yourself and your loved ones

RENO, Nev. – The holidays are here, and while that brings more opportunities for spreading cheer, there are also more chances for spreading the flu virus as people resume travel and gather with family and friends.  Experts from REMSA Health share essential tips to help community members stay healthy this holiday season and prevent the […]

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REMSA Health Promotes Monica Teves to Emergency Medical Services Manager

Photo caption: Monica Teves has been promoted to Emergency Medical Services Manager. (Credit: REMSA Health) RENO, Nev. – REMSA Health has announced the promotion of Monica Teves to the position of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) manager. In her new role, Teves is responsible for ensuring the efficient delivery of high-quality out-of-hospital healthcare by providing oversight to […]

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Introducing Riley the Raccoon

You may have seen that Riley the REMSA Health Raccoon made their debut in Washoe County this week. A furry, friendly mascot, Riley is made possible through a community trust funding partnership between our organization and the Washoe County Health District. You’ll find Riley sharing all sorts of public health messages on the news, on […]

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Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating

Photo caption: Ahead of Halloween, the REMSA Health team is introducing a new safety expert, Riley the Raccoon. Riley joins REMSA Health in sharing information to help parents, families and ghosts, goblins and witches stay safe during Halloween festivities. (Credit: REMSA Health) RENO, Nev. – Trick-or-treating on Halloween is a fun tradition for children of all […]

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REMSA Health Promotes Vanessa Coyle to Director of Care Flight Operations

RENO, Nev. – REMSA Health and Care Flight, a service of REMSA Health, have promoted Vanessa Coyle to Director of Care Flight Operations. In her new role, Coyle will report to Barry Duplantis, Interim CEO, and will oversee Care Flight critical care operations. Coyle made significant contributions to the Care Flight division after being promoted to […]

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Executive Director, Adam Heinz’s Thoughts on the Evolution of the Medical 911 Call

By:  Adam Heinz – Executive Director, Integrated Healthcare For years the public has been told to pick up the phone and dial 9-1-1 for emergency medical help, fueling the perception that every call requires a crew to respond with lights and sirens and provide immediate care in the back of an ambulance with transportation to […]

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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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