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March 5, 2009
Georgia Aquarium to Host Region III EMS Awards Program

MARIETTA, GA—Some of Metro Atlanta’s best Emergency Medical Service providers will be honored at the Region III EMS CQI Awards Program to be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2009. The ceremony will be held at the Georgia Aquarium and will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Chairman of the Region III EMS Council CQI Committee, MetroAtlanta Ambulance Vice President Mike Jernigan stated, “ This is a chance to recognize some employees that have excelled in their jobs as Emergency Medical Technicians and have significantly impacted the lives of the citizens of throughout the greater metro-Atlanta area. A highlight of the awards ceremony will be recognizing the medics whose actions resulted in successful resuscitation of patients in cardiac arrest. Plain and simple, these patients would be deceased had these professional medics not provided the correct and timely life saving treatments they required. As a result, the patients of those being recognized have all been successfully discharge from the hospital to enjoy a positive quality of life.”

The keynote speaker for this year’s event will be Dr. Ed Racht. Dr. Racht is a graduate of the Emory School of Medicine and currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Piedmont-Newnan Medical Center. Prior to coming to Atlanta, Dr. Racht spent thirteen years as the Medical Director for the City of Austin-Travis County, Texas.

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