Broward Health Medical Center’s EMS Week Cocktail Reception: Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Chief Stephen Gollan; Broward Health CEO & President Shane Strum; and Broward Health Medical Center’s Director of Trauma Ivan Puente, M.D.

June 2 2023  – In recognition of EMS Week, Broward Health’s hospitals celebrated local EMS partners who go above and beyond for their community.

  • Broward Health Medical Center hosted a cocktail reception for Fire Rescue leaders to celebrate their hard work and dedication to Broward County residents.
  • Broward Health North hosted its annual EMS awards breakfast to recognize local first responders from Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue, North Lauderdale Fire Rescue, PompanoBeach Fire Rescue and Tamarac Fire Rescue for their outstanding work serving our community.
  • Broward Health Coral Springs hosted food trucks and an ice cream sundae bar for local EMS providers with Tamarac Fire Rescue, Margate Fire Department and the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department.
  • Broward Health Imperial Point partnered with Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue and Ocean Rescue at a recent visit to Westminster Academy, where students learned hands-only CPR.

Broward Health North’s Annual EMS Awards Breakfast: Broward Health North doctors and leaders pose with recipients of EMS Week 2023 awards.

“Broward Health is proud to recognize EMS professionals and the critical role they play in trauma and emergency care,” said James Roach, D.O., district chief of emergency medicine for all of Broward Health and chief medical officer of Broward Health Medical Center. “The quality of pre-hospital care they provide makes a critical difference in patient outcomes and we’re excited to work with our EMS partners to advance protocols through the continuum of emergency care.”

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