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UK Emergency Transport Service
Honors Area EMS

Contact: Virginia Nix

Photo of UK Aero Med helicopter hovering near helipad

“We are very excited about this special day that will honor our EMS personnel and provide them with a continuing education opportunity. The UK Hospital staff wants to thank all of our community and area EMS personnel for their expertise and compassion.”

-- Justin Campbell, special assistant to the hospital director

 

May 16, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- University of Kentucky Hospital Emergency Transport Service staff members are honoring area emergency medical service personnel with an open house at the UK Air Medical Service helipad from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 18.

All area medical and EMS personnel will have an opportunity to visit the helipad to enjoy delicious food and meet Jim Harrison, an internationally-known herpetologist from Slade, Ky., who will be giving an educational seminar about treatment for snakebites during the open house from 2 to 4 p.m.

“We are very excited about this special day that will honor our EMS personnel and provide them with a continuing education opportunity,“ said Justin Campbell, special assistant to the hospital director. “The UK Hospital staff wants to thank all of our community and area EMS personnel for their expertise and compassion.”

The open house will kick off the 29th annual Emergency Medical Services Week, held May 18-24. This year’s EMS Week theme is “EMS: When It Matters Most.” It is sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians, in connection with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. President Gerald Ford signed the proclamation for the first national EMS Week in 1974.


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