Campbell County Health is proud of its employees, and we want the CCH family
and the Campbell County community to know about the good work that they
do for this organization.
Meet Barry Shannon, NREMT-Paramedic, who has worked for Campbell County Health
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) since 2008. A very visible part of our organization, the EMS department
cares for the sick and injured through prevention, response, intervention,
and transport to a medical facility. Every day, our EMS crews are called
upon to help others through one of what may be the most frightening times
of their lives. Barry completed a paramedicine program from
HealthONE, and is currently working to finish is bachelor’s degree. Some of
Barry’s additional duties include being a
CPR instructor, assisting with new EMT training and is a
Child Passenger Safety Technician. He chose a career in health care because he had a “desire to help
individuals and serve the public.”
According to Chris Beltz, Director of EMS, “Barry has played a large
part in the success of
EMS University over the years. He has done everything from securing door prizes, teaching
classes, and recruiting instructors to making handmade leather binders
for instructor gifts.” Held annually in April, EMS University is
an opportunity for emergency medical professionals to learn and discuss
relevant patient care and management issues, as well as a chance to network,
meet, and stay connected with other EMS professionals.
Barry says his health care heroes are “any individuals willing to
serve the public, including the families involved in the providers’
life.” What he enjoys most about working at CCH is the ability to
brighten somebody’s day by listening and using humor to get his
colleagues and patients to laugh.
For fun Barry enjoys spending time with his children every chance possible;
however, he also enjoys riding his motorcycle, leather work, woodworking
and knife manufacturing. We asked Barry what he likes most about working
at CCH and what excellence every day means to him. Check out his response:
“What I like most about working in EMS is the freedom to perform
our duties in a pre-hospital setting with individuals that I trust and respect.
For me, excellence every day is providing the best, self-attainable work
that I am able to perform every day.”
Barry, thank you brightening the lives of our patients, and employees,
every day. We’re fortunate to have you on our team.
Is there a CCH employee who went the extra mile or shows you extraordinary
service? Give them a pat on the back by completing an
Excellence Every Day card.