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MetroAtlanta Ambulance Recognized at Cobb Chamber’s 79th Annual Meeting

Friday, April 16th, 2021

The MDJ Citizen of the Year Award Recipients

The MDJ Citizen of the Year award went to Cobb County’s frontline health workers at the Cobb Chamber’s 79th annual meeting Monday. The announcement breaks with tradition by naming a group of “Citizens of the Year,” rather than honoring an individual. Frontline workers from Metro Atlanta Ambulance, Wellstar Health Systems, Cobb and Douglas Public Health, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Northside Hospital and Kaiser Permanente were all recognized as the MDJ Cobb Citizen of the Year.

Otis Brumby III, publisher of the Marietta Daily Journal, presented the MDJ’s Citizen of the Year Award at the Cobb Chamber’s annual meeting. Brumby called various frontline workers to the stage to represent Cobb’s thousands of healthcare employees.
Vice President of Operations Lee Oliver and CICP Operations Manager, Chris Davis were called to the stage to accept the award on behalf of MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service.  (excerpt from MDJ article by Chart Riggill)
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Metro Atlanta Ambulance Paramedic, Malcolm Defleice Recognized for EMS Service

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Metro Atlanta Ambulance Paramedic Malcolm Defleice was recognized for his dedication and commitment to serve others at Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service. Malcolm was among 18 public safety professionals recognized at the Annual Cobb Chamber of Commerce Public Safety Recognition Luncheon at the Roxy Theater in the Battery Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.

Metro Atlanta Ambulance Receives 2020 American Heart Association’s Mission Lifeline Gold Plus Recognition

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Mission Life Gold Plus EMS

Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

 Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication.

The Mission: Lifeline initiative provides tools, training and other resources to support heart attack care following protocols from the most recent evidence-based treatment guidelines. Mission: Lifeline’s EMS recognition program recognizes emergency medical services for their efforts in improving systems of care to rapidly identify suspected heart attack patients, promptly notify the medical center and trigger an early response from the awaiting hospital personnel.

“We continue to dedicate time and resources on education and training to ensure our medics are providing optimal care for heart attack patients,” said Pete Quinones, President/CEO. “We are pleased the American Heart Association, through Mission: Lifeline, recognizes the efforts and achievements of our commitment to deliver the highest quality emergency medical care to the communities in which we respond. We are excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our efforts for the 6th consecutive year.  It is truly a testament to our professional and dedicated staff.” “EMTs and paramedics play a vital part in the system of care for those who have heart attacks,” said Tim Henry, M.D., Chair of the Mission: Lifeline Acute Coronary Syndrome Subcommittee. “Since they often are the first medical point of contact, they can save precious minutes of treatment time by activating the emergency response system that alerts hospitals to an incoming heart attack patient. We applaud Metro Atlanta Ambulance for achieving this award in following evidence-based guidelines in the treatment of people who have severe heart attacks.”

Metro Atlanta Ambulance Paramedic Supervisor Chris Aldrich Recognized as 2020 Public Safety Employee of the Year for Paulding County

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Congratulation to Chris Aldrich. The Paulding County Chamber of Commerce recognized MAAS CICP Paramedic/Supervisor Chris Aldrich as 2020 Public Safety Employee of the Year at their recent Chamber luncheon honoring public safety officers and the incredible work they are doing in Paulding County.

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