DALLAS, TX. – To celebrate National Emergency Medical Service (EMS) week May 19-24th, Steward Health Care today hosted the third annual “EMS Stewards of the Community” Awards, recognizing EMS providers who went “above and beyond” in their interactions with patients at Steward hospitals across the country. This year’s recipients include 59 EMS providers across Steward’s 37 hospitals in nine states.
“EMS providers are the unsung heroes on the front lines of health care, delivering services to those who need it most,” said Brendan Hayden, System Vice President for EMS at Steward Health Care. “We are proud to recognize them for their compassionate, high-quality care, and congratulate the recipients for their contributions to the communities they serve.”
The “EMS Stewards of the Community” awards show appreciation for emergency medical responders, emergency medical technicians and advanced emergency medical technicians, and paramedics who not only carry out the noble work of caring for others, but do so with a high degree of expertise, professionalism, and compassion. An internal committee of physicians and EMS directors selected recipients among current providers in communities served by Steward.
About Steward Health Care
Steward Health Care is the largest private, tax-paying physician-led health care network in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 37 hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 42,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company’s managed care and health insurance services. The Steward Health Care Network includes 5,000 physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters per year. Steward Medical Group, the company’s employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. For more information, visit www.steward.org.