EMS Week Celebrates Dedication
This year marks the 40th time the people of the United States have come together to celebrate the EMS profession – especially the EMTs and paramedics who provide the backbone of the pre-hospital care in this nation. The American College of Emergency Physicians has designated the week of May 18-24, as National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. This year’s theme is: “EMS: Dedicated. For Life.”
EMS is there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, treating people where they work, live, and play. EMS is an extension of medical care beyond the doors of the hospital and into the community. The providers are highly trained, carry specific medications, and can take care of you for the immediate emergency and get you to the hospital to get the definitive care needed.
“We are very proud of our team of dedicated EMS providers”, stated Karen Ryan, Vital Link Chief Executive Officer, “they are true professionals, responding to help the sick or injured in our community, providing critical care and safe transport to medical attention.”
Please join us this week in showing our appreciation to these dedicated individuals who provide the lifesaving services of medicine’s “front line.”
Vital Link is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that has provided ambulance services in North Central Arkansas since 1983. Vital Link currently serves Independence, Izard, and Stone Counties. In addition to emergency and medical transportation, Vital Link also offers ambulance service memberships, pre-employment and random employee drug testing, EMS billing services, and emergency vehicle maintenance and repair; contact the Business Office at (870)793-3351 for more information.
Vital Link is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services, one of only four CAAS accredited services in Arkansas and one of over one hundred and forty accredited ambulance services in the entire country.