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Thanks for working here Thursday, Barry Shannon, CCH Emergency Medical Services

Thanks for working here Thursday, Barry Shannon, CCH Emergency Medical Services

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.