From: David Long <dlong@PROTECTED>
Subject: Tidewater EMS Regional Awards Nominations
Good morning TEMS Regional Partners,
The Tidewater EMS Council has begun accepting nominations to Recognize Excellence in Emergency Medical Services. TEMS is asking you to distribute this information throughout your respective agencies and with your healthcare partners to include: Tele-communicators, Nurses, Operational Medical Directors, Health and Safety staff, and Children’s advocates. Part of our mission in in providing a regional EMS delivery system, is to recognize those individuals, groups and organizations that Strive for Excellence in providing patient care. That starts with the “Call for Help” through “Full Recovery” from illness or injury. It is a “continuum” of healthcare.
Additionally, TEMS will be recognizing our nominees and award winners at the TEMS Regional Awards Ceremony at the 2023 Tidewater Healthcare Education (THE) Expo. THE Expo will be held May 16-21, 2023 with the awards ceremony being held on Saturday, May 20, 2023, 7:00 pm at the Delta Hotels by Marriott-Chesapeake. As a semi-formal dinner, nominees and award winners have the opportunity to invite their families to share in being recognized as some of the BEST in the region. TEMS also believes we have the BEST agencies and providers in the state. The award winners from the TEMS Regional Awards Ceremony are submitted to the Virginia Office of EMS, as are award winners from the other 10 EMS Councils. The Virginia Office of EMS then selects a winner from each of the 13 categories to be recognized as a Governor’s EMS Award winner! The Governor’s Award winners are recognized at a dinner during the Virginia EMS Symposium held in Norfolk, VA in November.
Lastly, the Tidewater EMS Council also recognizes lifetime achievement:
TEMS Lifetime Achievement Award
Criteria: An individual who has given twenty-five (25) or more years of direct service to the field of emergency medical services and who has demonstrated an exceedingly high level of vision, commitment and dedication to the EMS system throughout this time.
Eligibility: Any individual serving or has served as an EMS provider, EMS physician, ED nurse, EMS tele-communicator, EMS administrator, EMS educator, or any other first responder or individual who is described in the criteria.
Past Recipients: Holly Carpenter (2022) Dan Norville (2021) Dennis Keane (2020), Jim Hoffler (2020), Dominador Fermil (2019), Jim Chandler (2018), and Melvin Smith (2017).
We are asking that you carefully consider submitting nominations with substantial detail and photos that reflects the great work being accomplished in our region by YOUR providers! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me via my contact information below.
Regional EMS Awards Nomination Forms (Downloadable documents for paper submission):
Regional EMS Award for Excellence in EMS (PDF) (Word)
Regional EMS Award for Innovation in EMS (PDF) (Word)
Regional EMS Award for Nurse with Outstanding Contribution to EMS (PDF) (Word)
Regional EMS Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS by a High School Senior or GED Recipient (PDF) (Word)
Regional EMS Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS Health & Safety (PDF) (Word)
Regional EMS Award for Outstanding EMS Leadership (PDF) (Word)
Regional EMS Award for Outstanding EMS Agency (PDF) (Word)
Regional EMS Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS for Children (PDF) (Word)
Regional EMS Award for Outstanding Prehospital Educator (PDF) (Word)
Regional EMS Award for Outstanding EMS Prehospital Provider (PDF) (Word)
Regional EMS Award for Outstanding EMS Tele-communicator (PDF) (Word)
Regional EMS Award for Physician with Outstanding Contribution to EMS (PDF) (Word)
Regional EMS Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS Emergency Preparedness and Response (PDF) (Word)
David C. Long, MA, NRP
Tidewater EMS Council, Inc.
1104 Madison Plaza, Suite 101
Chesapeake, VA 23320
757-963-0632 x304 (office) Toll free 844-757-TEMS (8367)
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