Best of the Best Ambulance Service for Mercer County: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Bets of Grove City Local Business Award—Ambulance: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Health for excellence in EMS: 2004, 2005, 2006
In addition to our overall recognition, Bryan Jones, Paramedic was awarded the EMMCO West Regional EMS Achievement Award for his dedicated service. This award is presented to one EMS Provider in the seven County Northwest EMS Region who demonstrates dedication & professionalism in the Emergency Medical Service field.
Superior Ambulance Service received Regional EMS Awards at the EMMCO West EMS Appreciation Dinner on Wednesday May 16th, 2012.
The EMS Appreciation Dinner was the kick-off for National EMS Week 2012, which is May 20th through the 26th. This year’s theme is: “EMS….More than a job. A Calling.” Joseph Schmider, Director of EMS for Pennsylvania was guest speaker, and he explained to the large audience that in Pennsylvania, an EMS Agency answers a call every 18 seconds, making the Commonwealths EMS System one of the busiest in the United States.
Superior Ambulance Service was presented the GOLD Level Quality Achievement Award for calls made in 2011. This Award was presented to just a few Ambulance Services out of the 68 total in the EMMCO West Region, which includes the following Counties in Northwestern PA: Mercer, Crawford, Erie, Warren, Venango, Clarion, and Forest.
The Gold Level Award exemplifies excellence in patient care and the response to those in need of Pre-Hospital Medical Care.
The second award: Doug Dick, Paramedic and EMS Chief for Superior Ambulance Service was selected by his peers for the 2012 EMMCO West Regional EMS Achievement Award for his 36 years of Dedicated EMS Service. This award is presented to one EMS Provider in the EMMCO West Region who exemplifies excellence in EMS leadership and patient care. As of December 2011 there were 3,122 EMS providers in the EMMCO West Region. Doug also received this award back in 2006.
There are over 16,000 ALS Practitioners in Pennsylvania, and this is a testament to Doug’s dedicated EMS service over the last 36 years.
The 2010 EMMCO West Regional EMS Awards were presented as part of the 2011 Symposium. As always, nominations were accepted throughout the Region. It is always such a pleasure to see the number of highly respected practitioners within our Region, which creates a difficult job for the committee that reviews the applications and selects the winners.
The EMS Achievement Award was presented to David “Jay” Metheney. Jay was described as “one of those providers you want standing beside you on those horrific calls because things will remain calm and he will have your back”. When Jay is not acting as a Field Supervisor for Superior Ambulance, he can be found in the classroom. Most recently, he has obtained the Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Provider Certification and assisted in developing the Critical Care Transport Team at Superior Ambulance. When he is not providing care, he enjoys spending time with his grandchildren.
The Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Tim Crane of Cranesville Volunteer Fire Department. Tim was described as a” leader that strives for the upmost in excellence in their service”. “He raises the bar while at the same time creating an environment within his service, where the rest of the crew adopts the same philosophy of achievement and quality”. His nominator, who is not affiliated with his service, believes strongly that the success of the organization is in a large part the result of the leadership of Tim Crane.
Congratulations to Jay and Tim, the Achievement and Volunteer of the Year Award winners.