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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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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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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 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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The Medical 9-1-1 Call is Starting to Change – and It’s a Good Thing!

In 2019, REMSA, along with just 205 other emergency medical service agencies, was chosen by the federal government to participate in a special program called ET3 (Emergency Triage Treat and Transport). It is focused on reducing the unnecessary use of emergency healthcare services, both for ambulance transports and emergency room visits. You may be surprised […]

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REMSA Employees Share Thoughts About Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine

    REMSA is distributing its second dose of COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees and as we welcome new hires to the organization, we offer them the vaccine as well. To ensure that every dose is put to good use, REMSA implemented a waiting list of employees’ immediate family members who meet the state guidelines […]

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REMSA Inoculates Half its Workforce in One Week

Within seven days of receiving the vaccine that protects against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) – a high-performance, high-value, out-of-hospital healthcare provider – has vaccinated more than 245 of its 500 employees. The organization anticipates that it will have provided the first of a two-dose Moderna vaccine […]

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Care Flight Achieves CAMTS Re-Accreditation

The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) is once again proud to share that Care Flight, the organization’s critical care transport service, has achieved re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) for its rotor wing, fixed wing and critical care ground programs. “Earning accreditation continuously for the past 18 years displays the dedication that our employees have […]

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