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Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is the largest provider of emergency pre-hospital medical care in Indianapolis, responding to over 100,000 911 calls annually. A division of the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety, Indianapolis EMS is a partnership between the City of Indianapolis, Indiana University School of Medicine and Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, with Eskenazi Health as the supervising health system. Indianapolis EMS strives to provide the best pre-hospital medical services to the community through the endless pursuit of excellence in patient-centered care, education, efficiency, efficacy, safety and quality of service. Indianapolis EMS serves the community not only through emergency care, but also through unique outreach programs and educational opportunities.
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Right Care. Every Patient. Every Time.
To be a health care leader in:
1. The efficient delivery of high-quality patient care and science.
2. The professional development and engagement of our providers.
Compassion – Showing empathy towards those who are suffering by displaying understanding and offering comfort.
Excellence – Striving for the best pre-hospital health care with constant evaluation and improvement of our model and day to day operations.
Integrity – Upholding the highest demonstrations of character towards patients and fellow service members.
Unity – Fostering a positive relationship within our EMS family, supporting one another and holding fast to our common goal of serving our community.
Indianapolis EMS Paramedic Bryn Arnold Receives National Honor – Named NAEMT Paramedic of the Year
August 15, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) is proud to announce that Paramedic Bryn Arnold has been named the 2016 Paramedic of the Year by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT).
Bryn, a native Hoosier, began her career of service to others in 2002 enrolling in EMT class while a junior at Brownsburg High School. She became a Paramedic in the fall of 2007 and came to IEMS in 2010. As soon as she was eligible, she became a Field Training Officer (FTO). Her next move would be to land a spot on the busiest truck in the state of Indiana. IEMS Medic 11 has an annual volume of roughly 7,000 dispatched calls per year. Paramedic Arnold said, “This job is what I live for. The people I get to meet on the street, and the co-workers I get to see daily are what keep me going. The opportunities for learning and growth are endless in EMS, giving me the chance to never stop striving to be the best that I can be. I can’t imagine myself doing anything else.”
Dr. Charles Miramonti, chief of IEMS said, “Bryn embodies the role of paramedic and displays every desirable quality of a member of our organization, but does so on the highest levels. I could not think of anyone more deserving of this recognition.” As an FTO, Bryn helps EMT’s and Paramedics that are new to IEMS further their practice as they begin their career. Miramonti added, “She is able to share and model her qualities to the degree that she is sought after by eager new employees. They know who she is and they seek her out; learning from one of the best.”
Bryn has a history of recognition for her outstanding work, as evidenced by the awards she has received, including: 2007 PHI Clinical Excellence Award for her Paramedic program, 2014 IEMS FTO of the Year, 2015 IEMS FTO of the Year, 2015 IEMS Paramedic of the Year, 2015 IEMS Employee of the Year, and 2016 Pediatric Hero Award from Indiana EMS for Children (iEMSC).
The NAEMT Paramedic of the Year Award is sponsored by Nasco and is part of the National EMS Awards program. Award recipients receive $1,000, plus $1,200.00 for travel as well as registration to the EMS World Expo and the NAEMT Annual Meeting. Bryn will receive her award in a formal presentation at that event held in New Orleans on October 4th 2016. Paramedic Arnold joins an exclusive group numbering 34 nationwide. Included in that cohort is IEMS Paramedic Anne Edwards. Anne was named the NAEMT Paramedic of the Year in 2011.
Indianapolis EMS Paramedic Science Program Graduates 19 New Paramedics in Central Indiana
August 12, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) celebrated the graduation of 19 members of the August 2016 Paramedic Science Program this evening. The group began their mission to become advanced life support providers more than 1,200 hours of education and over 18 months ago. The men and women of this class represent six agencies from three different counties in central Indiana. The program is supported by Eskenazi Health as the sponsoring hospital and receives medical direction and technical medical support from the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Dr. Dan O’Donnell, physician medical director for the program said, “The work by each of these students to expand their knowledge, skills, and abilities in the delivery of pre-hospital medicine is an arduous task. I have the utmost respect and admiration for each of them and their commitment to the service of others.” Paramedic licensure is the highest level of pre-hospital EMS provider. Licensed paramedics are trained to administer lifesaving medications and perform advanced medical procedures, outside of the hospital environment. Their mission is to stabilize or improve life-threatening conditions while transporting to a hospital that can continue care. IEMS Chief of Training, Leon H. Bell III, said, “The graduates have sacrificed their time, away from family, and for many while working full time. Tonight they join the elite rank of Paramedics, numbering only 4,309 in the State of Indiana.”
In addition to the graduation and pinning ceremony, there are three awards presented at the IEMS Paramedic Science Graduation. The Linda L. Pollard Preceptor Award for this class was awarded to Paramedic Laura Herring of Indianapolis EMS and Sherri Marley, RN of the Michael & Susan Smith Emergency Department at Eskenazi Health. Chief Bell commented, “The Pollard Award is at the discretion of the students, their selections represent the best of the best, those who demonstrate exceptional skills in mentoring.” The Paul K. Jolliff award for Academic Excellence was presented to Kevin D. Livingston of Noblesville Fire Department. Anthony Lee Redington-Noble and Devyn Keller, both of Indianapolis EMS, received the Roland B. McGrath Award for Clinical Excellence.
Graduates by Affiliation:
Indianapolis EMS – Stephanie Atkins, Jenny Blake, Kelsey Brunts, Epiphany Gallagher, Nicole Hall, Devyn Keller, Anthony Lee Redington-Noble, William Schlegel, and Michael Schroll.
Indiana University – Brittany Allen, Tara Boling, and Emily Ping
Crawfordsville Fire Department – David Carr, Seth McCloud, and Sebastian Shriver
Noblesville Fire Department – Kevin D. Livingston, and Nathan Smith
IU Health North Campus – Michelle Jones
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health – Abigaile Ross