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2016 Star of Life: Ramona Hanks, Acadian Ambulance Service

2016 AAA Star of Life Ramona Hanks

Ramona Hanks: EMT-Intermediate

Acadian Ambulance Service: Groves, Texas

Ramona Hanks was chosen as Acadian’s Texas EMT of the Year. Mona is one of Acadian’s original Texas pioneers, joining Acadian in 2006. She serves on the Employee Stock Ownership Plan Committee advocating employee ownership to her fellow co-workers, and is also on the Safety Committee and is a member of the Critical Incident Stress/Peer-Support Team.

Mona works with the Bridge City Fire Department, serves on the board of the Golden Triangle Special Olympics, and volunteers in her church. She has been honored as a previous winner of the Southeast Texas EMT of the Year award and has received the Acadian Pride award, the Acadian Spirit award and four Meritorious Service awards for exemplary service.

“I always wanted to be an EMT,” Mona says. “I love what I do. I’m the one who’s able to let the family know what’s going on. My goal is to better myself as a partner and to help with the whole picture—the patient, the family, and the facility.”