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2016 Star of Life: Kayla Hedlund, Lakes Region EMS

04 and 2016.

2016 AAA Star of Life Kayla Hedlund

Kayla Hedlund: Critical Care Paramedic
Lakes Region EMS: North Branch, Minn.

“A high standard of excellence” and “commitment” are words that describe Kayla Hedlund and her work with Lakes Region EMS. She consistently goes above and beyond, surpassing expectations to advance her knowledge within her role.

Because of Kayla’s desire to advance her knowledge, she is a respiratory therapist in addition to being a paramedic. These two titles combined show Kayla’s commitment to providing the best care for her patients. Each role has a unique set of challenges that help her to progress her clinical knowledge. And if Kayla was not already pushing the envelope, she has recently taken on a new role within Lakes Region EMS: Because of her ability to translate her knowledge into a relatable and easy-to-understand format, she has been chosen to design lesson plans and scenarios for the Critical Care Program that will help teach others and lead them on the road to success.

“Success” is another word that describes Kayla and her endeavors. She is joy to work with, and her optimism brings positive energy to the workplace. Kayla readily volunteers for any project and is up for any task. She is kind to all she meets, and has deep loyalty to the patients and staff of Lakes Region EMS.

Kayla’s excellence and dedication to all she does has made her more than deserving of this award. We all strive to surpass the expectation, push the envelope, and advance our knowledge, but Kayla has certainly mastered each of these goals.

We at Lakes Region EMS are proud to have her as a part of our family.