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Anderson County Hospital EMS team to provide community outreach during National EMS Week

May 10, 2016

The EMS team at Anderson County Hospital plans to visit several community groups and provide education about the importance of emergency services during National EMS week, May 15-21, 2016. EMS Director Robert Robbins and his team will visit local schools during the week with a special appearance of the ambulance for children, including participating in the USD 365 play day on May 18. In addition, the team will visit the local assisted living facility and area nursing homes during the week.

"Our team is eager to go out into the community and talk with the people we are dedicated to serving," said Robbins. "We take great pride in the lifesaving services we provide, and want to make sure the community is aware of the services we offer." Roberts credits EMS team member Sherry Lee for her initiative in planning the week’s activities and coordinating the teams for each event.

"The great relationship between EMS and hospital teams enables us to collaborate and provide the best quality care for our patients," said Rich McKain, Chief Executive Officer of Anderson County Hospital. "We are excited to recognize the great work of EMS professionals this week, and we are honored to provide the most comprehensive care to patients when they need us most."

EMS Week began in 1973 when President Gerald Ford authorized a week of recognition for the important work that Emergency Medical Services provide to communities. EMS services are a key part of emergency medicine and essential to public health safety.

Anderson County Hospital is a member of Saint Luke’s Health System, which consists of 10 area hospitals and several primary and specialty care practices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient and home care services. Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a commitment to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. The health system is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals assume responsibility for enhancing the physical, mental and spiritual health of people in the metropolitan Kansas City area and the surrounding region.