Global medical response caregivers recognised for their valuable service

The shining stars of the first responder community

Caregivers from two global medical response companies were honoured at the recent Kaiser Permanente 2019 First Responder Appreciation Event.

Crew members from REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) in Santa Rosa were honoured for providing timely and safe care to a patient involved in a head-on collision involving a truck and a motorcycle.

The patient had a 25 per cent chance of survival but, thanks to the REACH1 team’s training, the patient was transported to Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center, where they were treated and eventually discharged from hospital.

These individuals embody the mission and values of Global Medical Response

Subsequently, the patient completed acute rehabilitation and is now recovering at home with the required support.

Crew members from REACH 7 in Marysville and American Medical Response (AMR) Yolo County were recognised for providing expedient care on an emergency scene.

In July 2019, teams were dispatched to a motor vehicle rollover accident. One patient was ejected from the vehicle and required rapid transport to the Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Trauma Center. Sadly, due to the severity of their injuries, the patient did not survive. However, the quick response by REACH and AMR meant that the patient was able to help save five lives through organ donation

“We are incredibly proud to see our teams honored for their contributions and service to our communities,” said Sean Russell, President of REACH Air Medical Services. “These individuals embody the mission and values of Global Medical Response and represent what it means to provide care to the world at a moment’s notice.”