MedWest-Harris Emergency Medical Services celebrating EMS Week with May 23 open house
MedWest-Harris Emergency Medical Services celebrating EMS Week
with May 23 open house featuring free health checks and more
Sylva, N.C. – To celebrate Emergency Medical Services Week, MedWest-Harris Emergency Medical Services is hosting an open house with free health checks and more from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 23 at the ambulance base at the entrance to the MedWest-Harris emergency room.
At the open house, community members can show support for local EMS personnel, get free glucose and blood pressure checks and enjoy light refreshments. Favors for children and adults also will be available.
MedWest EMS serves Western North Carolina residents with paramedics who are certified in advanced cardiac life support, basic trauma life support and pediatric advanced life support. The EMS operates a 911 division and also provides critical care transports from area hospitals to tertiary care centers in the region.
MedWest EMS received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services for its compliance with national standards of excellence, achieving a perfect accreditation score of 100 percent. MedWest EMS also offers first aid and other courses to area fire departments, schools and other organizations.
For more information about MedWest EMS, call (828) 586-7790. In case of emergency, call 911.
EMS Week is Sunday, May 20 through Saturday, May 26 and celebrates and honors EMS practitioners across the United States. EMS Week is promoted by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, or NAEMT, the only national association representing and serving all emergency medical services practitioners through quality education, membership and national advocacy. Learn more at www.naemt.org.