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2016 Star of Life: Luis Barrera, MEDIC

2016 AAA Star of Life recipient Luis Barrera

Luis Barrera: Relief Operations Supervisor
MEDIC (Mecklenburg EMS Agency): Charlotte, N.C.

From the start, Luis Barrera has proven himself to be mature and wise beyond his years. In a relatively short period of time, these traits helped Luis earn a place on MEDIC’s SWAT team after only being a paramedic for a few years. Shortly after being named to the SWAT team, Luis was promoted to field training officer (FTO), a role in which he displayed his innate leadership talents. After being named FTO, Luis made the decision to become a relief operations supervisor (ROS), a crew composed of talented men and women who are responsible when a full time supervisor is out.

Luis is smart, calm and considerate. He treats every patient with kindness and respect, and provides incredible medical care. Luis never fails to lift the spirits of a co-worker with a kind word or extra time taken to ensure others understand MEDIC’s goals and their role in helping attain them. Luis is a very strong clinician who works hard to mentor and provide advice and guidance to his fellow employees. Finally, Luis has exceeded all expectations by participating on improvement projects and is making a huge impact with his insight, input and work. He has developed into a well-rounded, high-performing employee who manages to balance the interests of our patients, our people and the agency. Not only can he be relied on to put his best foot forward every day, but he continuously strives to make MEDIC a better place to work.