On Friday, May 20th, Morgantown Care & Rehab celebrated National EMS Week with a breakfast for all our local EMTs, paramedics, dispatchers, and first-responders.
In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities. At that time, EMS was a new profession, and EMS practitioners had only just started to be recognized as a critical component of emergency medicine and the public health safety net.
In Butler County today we know that our EMS is an essential public function and a vital component of the medical care community. Without a local hospital, we are often dependent on emergency medical services to treat and transport our local population. On any given day our EMS personnel helps save lives by responding to medical emergencies, including heart attacks, difficulty breathing, a fall or accident, strokes, drug overdoses, and other acute illnesses. Our local EMS team may provide both basic and advanced medical care at the scene of an emergency and en route to a hospital. In some of the most difficult moments that our Butler County community faces, our EMS practitioners care for people’s medical needs and show caring and compassion to the patients in their care.
For all this and much more we are thankful for our EMS team! Morgantown Care & Rehab appreciates all that you do for our community!