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Watch Your Step! Practical Tips for Seniors to Prevent Falls

For adults over 65, injuries from falls are a significant health concern. The good news is that we can prevent most falls with commonsense strategies. From June 2023, to June 2024, REMSA Health responded to 10,086 calls related to falls, and 5,204 patients were transported to a hospital with fall-related injuries.   A clinical approach […]

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Keep It Cool! Understanding Heat-Related Hazards for Children and the Elderly

  National records show that in 2023 there were a total of 29 tragic circumstances in which a child died in a hot-car related incident. As of June 25 of this year, there have been five deaths attributed to this cause. These incidents serve as a reminder of the risks the summer heat poses, particularly […]

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Heat-Related Illnesses, Heat-Related Emergencies, and Drowning

During the high temperatures of the summer of 2023, national statistics revealed that there were a total of 29 child hot car deaths across the country. In 2024 so far, there have been two deaths reported. With summer arriving, it’s crucial for our community to be aware of simple preventive measures to avoid heat-related illnesses […]

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REMSA Health Point of Impact Program has a new name: REMSA Health Safety Seats

May 30, 2024 (RENO, Nev.) – Established in 1998, REMSA Health’s Point of Impact program offers car seat safety inspections for local families. Now, the program is under a new name, “REMSA Health Safety Seats,” to help community members connect with the program’s purpose to educate families and keep children safe.  The REMSA Health Safety […]

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Care Flight’s Gardnerville Base Marks 25 years of Bringing Critical Emergency Care to Rural Areas

By Vanessa Coyle, Care Flight director of operations Care Flight, a service of REMSA Health, has transported critically ill and injured patients across northern Nevada and northeastern California since 1981. Over the years as the region grew, the need for additional air ambulance services grew as well. In 1999, Care Flight completed its first expansion […]

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REMSA Health announces new leadership duo for the Regional Emergency Communications Center

April. 11, 2024 (RENO, Nev.) – REMSA Health is pleased to announce the appointment of two leaders in its Regional Emergency Communications Center: Shannon Popovich, director of the Communications Center, and Kendra Davis, manager of the Communications Center.    “We are thrilled to welcome Shannon and Kendra to the REMSA Health leadership team in our […]

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REMSA Health announces the promotion of Arielle Romo to manager of the Regional Emergency Communications Center

April 9, 2024 (RENO, Nev.) – REMSA Health is pleased to announce the promotion of Arielle Romo to manager of its Regional Emergency Communications Center.   “I am excited for Arielle to expand her leadership role within the dispatch center,” said Shannon Popovich, JD, director of the Communications Center. “Her experience, qualifications, and dedication to […]

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Update on Regional Air Ambulance Services Available During Care Flight Pause Beginning 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 – 7 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024

Feb. 23, 2024 – Update on Regional Air Ambulance Services Available During Care Flight Pause Beginning 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 – 7 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024 Alexia Jobson, director of Public Relations, REMSA Health has provided the following update:  “Care Flight will pause its operations including its helicopter service, fixed-wing service and critical […]

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A new helicopter will join Care Flight’s fleet, ensuring access to emergency medical care across rural Nevada

Jan. 24, 2024 (RENO, Nev.) – Care Flight, a service of REMSA Health, celebrated the arrival of a new helicopter. The new aircraft, Care Flight 1, will begin service in late winter 2024, ensuring access to life-saving emergency medical care in rural Nevada. It will replace a similar, but older model helicopter. Care Flight 1 […]

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An Important Update from REMSA Health – Care Flight Regarding Fixed Wing Program

Care Flight-REMSA Health paused service of the Care Flight fixed-wing aircraft program following the medical transport plane crash that occurred Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 outside of Stagecoach, Nevada. With tremendous support from the community, the entire Care Flight-REMSA Health team continues to navigate the loss of the five lives onboard. Care Flight-REMSA Health leadership, along […]

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