GILLETTE, WY – Campbell County Health (CCH)
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Paramedic Shawna Cochran, EMT-P, received the Rising Star Award
at the Wyoming Department of Health
Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) 49th Annual Trauma and Emergency Medical Services Conference in August 2019.
Shawna was nominated by State EMS Director Andy Gienapp, and CCH EMS Director
Chris Beltz for her work on developing the community EMS program for CCH.
Community EMS is a healthcare model that allows paramedic and emergency
medical technicians EMTs) to operate in expanded roles by assisting with
public health, primary healthcare and preventive services to underserved
populations in the community. The Community EMS program is scheduled to
begin next spring.
“I am super excited that Shawna is the recipient of the Rising Star
Award this year,” said CCH EMS Director Chris Beltz, who was a
2018 recipient of the award. “Shawna is an EMS Supervisor and in charge of all vehicle and equipment
maintenance as well as our Community EMS (CEMS) program. Thanks to Shawna’s
hard work and leadership, we have a reliable fleet of trucks and equipment,
and we will have a CEMS program in place in our community by June 2020.”
The Wyoming Office of Emergency Medical Services created the Rising Star
Award in 2017 to recognize those in the Wyoming EMS community who have
stepped forward and contributed significantly to the development of Wyoming’s
EMS in the past year. The award is presented to a newer EMS provider (licensed
less than five years) in recognition of contributions to emergency medical
services during the past year. The award acknowledges and celebrates innovation,
leadership, new methods and approaches, and a refusal to be satisfied
with the status quo.
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