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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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REMSA Health Launches Paramedic Scholarship Program and Awards Two Students

In an effort to address the shortage of paramedics within the EMS community, REMSA Health has launched a full-ride scholarship opportunity for those looking to advance their careers in the profession. Offering this scholarship reinforces REMSA Health’s critical role in the delivery of safe and out-of-hospital healthcare. This scholarship not only addresses the shortage but […]

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At REMSA Health #CareStartsWithTheCall

You often hear us say that #CareStartsWithTheCall – and by that we mean that when you call 911, you are connected to a medically-trained dispatcher who can provide life-saving instructions over the phone in some of the most crucial moments of a medical emergency. But here, we get to show you what we mean when […]

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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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