EMS Strong Announces ‘Stronger Together’ Campaign; Honors EMS Professionals

EMS Strong Announces ‘Stronger Together’ Campaign; Honors EMS Professionals

Campaign unifies the profession and brings awareness to National EMS Week, May 20-26

Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home Emergency Care Center together with EMS responders from the Ambulance Service of Fulton County. Paramedic Student, Peter Simoneau, left, EMT, Monique Lemperle, Paramedic Supervisor, Frank Sheeran, Littauer RN, Nicole Gueve, and Littauer ECC Manager, Maggie Houghton, RN, CEN

GLOVERSVILLE, NEW YORK (May 21, 2018) – Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home are joining the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), to proudly announce this year’s EMS STRONG campaign theme: STRONGER TOGETHER. The annual EMS STRONG campaign provides opportunities to recognize the emergency medical services (EMS) community, enhance and strengthen the profession on a national level, and expand and celebrate National EMS Week, May 20-26, 2018.

“Because we are a small community hospital, we rely on our EMS partners to provide professional emergency care services. We are a team working as one, caring for our patients,” states Littauer’s Emergency Care Center Manager, Maggie Houghton, RN, CEN.

The campaign brings together key organizations, media partners, and corporate sponsors that are committed to recognizing and fortifying the EMS community, commending recent groundbreaking accomplishments, and increasing awareness of National EMS Week.

“Last year’s devastating disasters and mass casualty incidents revealed the strength, dedication, and willingness of the EMS community to come to together, across the nation, in a time of dire need to aid our country,” says Dr. Paul D. Kivela, president, ACEP. “Now, more than ever, we must come together and honor the sacrifices that the EMS community makes by increasing awareness and finding opportunities to protect and pursue the interests of our nation’s EMS professionals.”

EMSSTRONG.org serves as a resource for stakeholders and the public to learn of inspiring stories from EMS practitioners, ways to get involved and EMS Week ideas, activities, and templates. The website, which is also home to the annual EMS Week Planning Guide, encourages EMS personnel and stakeholders to promote their own industry and share content on social media platforms.

“NAEMT is devoted to a future in which EMS is highly recognized and respected across all health care professions and among other health care stakeholders,” stated NAEMT President Dennis Rowe. “Whether it be through funding, resources, or political and public support, an enhanced EMS workforce allows practitioners to provide better patient care.”

EMS Week dedicates each day to specific themes under the ‘Stronger Together’ umbrella. First responders are encouraged to plan activities and events around these themes in their communities.

  • Monday, May 21: Education Day
  • Tuesday, May 22: Safety Day
  • Wednesday, May 23: EMS for Children Day
  • Thursday, May 24: Save-A-Life Day
  • Friday, May 25: EMS Recognition Day

Integral to the campaign’s success is the continuing involvement of the corporate sponsors, strategic association partners and strategic media partners.

Corporate Sponsors include:

Genentech, Medtronic, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), Priority Ambulance, Stryker Medical, Teleflex Medical, American Heart Association, Bound Tree Medical, PerSys Medical, Rev Group, Air Methods, Ferno, Inc., Laerdal Medical and Moore Medical

Strategic Association Partners include:

American Ambulance Association, Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education, Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions, International Association of Fire Chiefs, International Association of Fire Fighters, International Public Safety Association, National Association of EMS Educators, National Association of EMS Physicians, National Association of State EMS Officials, National EMS Management Association, National Registry of EMTs and National Volunteer Fire Council.


About Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home

Nathan Littauer Hospital and Family of Health Services serves Fulton, Montgomery, and Hamilton counties in upstate New York with a full-service, 84-bed acute care hospital, 10 primary care centers, a nursing home and a community education center. The hospital was founded in 1894 and has nearly 1,000 employees. Littauer’s medical staff provides well over 130,000 patient encounters each year. For more information, please visit www.nlh.org.

Littauer celebrates National Hospital Week

2018 NLH celebrating 50 years – cake made by Littauer’s Director of Nutritional Services, David Ward

GLOVERSVILLE, NEW YORK (May 7, 2018) – Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home celebrates this National Hospital Week with events, activities and historical milestones.

National Hospital Week 2018 celebrates hospitals, health systems, and the women and men who support the health and well-being of their communities through dedication and care from the heart. Littauer’s network of healthcare systems recognizes the nearly 1000 employees for the countless services they bring to patients and the community every day.

At Littauer, celebrating National Hospital Week provides an opportunity to thank all of the dedicated individuals – physicians, nurses, therapists, engineers, food service workers, volunteers, administrators and so many more – for their contributions.

This year Littauer is celebrating 50 years in its current home. Activities spanning the hospital’s conception, to the cornerstone laying and opening of the current hospital to be commemorated throughout the week. Hospital employees can enjoy special treatments such as chair messages, a 50-year special anniversary cake presentation, a company-wide barbeque and the annual surprise gift to each employee.

For more details on Littauer’s Hospital Week celebrations, the hospital history and special events please go to www.nlh.org or to the Littauer Facebook page.