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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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REMSA Health Announces Promotion of Six Leaders within the Organization

RENO, Nev. – REMSA Health and Care Flight, a service of REMSA Health, have announced the promotion of six team members to leadership roles within the organization. “We are so pleased to announce the appointment of these talented leaders to their new roles serving the organization and our community,” said Dean Dow, President and CEO, […]

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Adam Heinz Appointed to National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians’ Board of Directors

The Regional Emergency Medical Service Authority (REMSA Health), northern Nevada’s nationally-recognized ground ambulance service is proud to announce, Adam Heinz, REMSA Health’s Executive Director of Integrated Healthcare, has been appointed to the board of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). As the NREMT board member serving on behalf of the American Ambulance Association […]

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REMSA Health and Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Announce Public – Private Partnership Integral to Community Care

Today, the Regional Emergency Medical Service Authority (REMSA Health), and Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) announced a new partnership aimed at enhancing emergency services for the Northern Nevada region. The partnership comes as a response to Washoe County’s rapid expansion and growth and the need to provide innovative solutions to emergency medical response.  On […]

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REMSA Health Hosts Paramedic and EMT Open House

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 valuable information on […]

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REMSA Announces a Tiered Emergency Medical Services Response System

The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) announces that beginning in August, it will offer additional levels of out-of-hospital patient care through its 9-1-1 ambulance response in Washoe County. By expanding the emergency medical services (EMS) system to include more care provider levels, REMSA is able to ensure that the highest level of emergency medical […]

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REMSA CEO Asked to Advise the Nevada Gaming Control Board on Reopening of the State’s Casinos

The Nevada Gaming Control Board recently conducted a workshop meeting to determine the logistics of successfully reopening the casino industry in the state. To help with this decision they inquired from six health and safety experts, including Dean Dow, president and CEO of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) in Washoe County. The board […]

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Ready Responders and REMSA Announce Partnership

Residents in Nevada to Receive Enhanced Mobile Healthcare Services Two of the nation’s leaders in their respective industries – Ready Responders and the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) – announced today the formation and launch of a program intended to improve population health and patient care, as well as reduce the unnecessary use of […]

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The American Heart Association and REMSA Urge All Northern Nevadans to Call 9-1-1 in Health Emergencies

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is still vital for residents to call for help when experiencing other health emergencies, like heart attack or stroke symptoms. The American Heart Association and The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) are issuing a strong call to the Northern Nevada community: If you are experiencing a health emergency, please […]

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REMSA and WCHD Announce the 24/7 Washoe County/REMSA COVID-19 Community Triage Line

REMSA (Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority) and the Washoe County Health District (WCHD) have enhanced a 24/7 COVID-19 Community Triage Line to respond to the influx of calls related to COVID-19 (coronavirus). The phone number is 775-328-2427. Select option 2 for a COVID-19 risk assessment. Community members are encouraged to call this number and speak […]

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