Nov 22, 2013 2:09 PM
The Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) of California has announced its state EMSA award winners, and Jeremiah Glass of Enloe Hospital/West Side Ambulance Paramedic has been awarded the EMS Educator of the Year Award.
The EMSA’s mission is to ensure quality patient care by administering an effective, statewide system of coordinated emergency medical care, injury prevention, and disaster response, according to their website.
According to the Authority’s press release, Glass is being honored “for his dedication to excellent patient care, compassion, public and professional service.” The release also stated Glass has volunteered thousands of hours off the clock to help underserved communities around the globe. One of those trips included a trip to Honduras where he served as a team’s sole paramedic on a project which converted a school into a health clinic.
Glass even declined pay raises and promotions out of concern for the state’s flagging economy, according to the release. He reportedly has also not taken a sick day in over five years.
Most of this year’s awards will be presented during a luncheon ceremony on December 4 at the Marines’ Memorial Hotel in San Francisco.
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