The Iowa Emergency Medical Services Association (IEMSA) has awarded UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Area Paramedic Service, the 2018 Career Service of the Year award. IEMSA leadership selected UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown based on providing 911 coverage and evacuation of the hospital the night of July 19 Marshalltown tornado. Several members of the EMS team worked long, overnight hours and didn’t leave the main office to ensure the community was well covered during and after the disaster.
UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Area Paramedic Service is the sole 911 paramedic ambulance service in Marshall County and averages just under 6,000 calls per year. Their territory includes all of Marshall County and portions of Jasper and Grundy counties.
“UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown is honored to receive the 2018 Career Service of the Year Award. This is a very special recognition with regards to the exceptional care our team provides for members of the community. Not only is this a recognition for our team but recognition for the entire EMS system in Marshall County.” said Jennifer Friedly, UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown President. “We are proud of the commitment and service this team demonstrates every day in our community and within our hospital.”
The Iowa Emergency Medical Services Association will present this award to UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Area Paramedic Service at the IEMSA awards ceremony on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The ceremony will be held at the Community Choice Credit Union Building located at 833 5th Avenue in Des Moines.