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EMS: Where Emergency Care Begins

National Emergency Medical Services Week is May 21-27, and this year’s theme is EMS: Where Emergency Care Begins. We’d like to recognize Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs) on Glacial Ridge Ambulance who give so much to our communities. EMS staff and volunteers respond from Glenwood, Starbuck, and Brooten.

Back Row: Spencer Sundberg, Mike Solmonson, Sean Stelter, Ted Razink, Mike Torkelson, Jeanine Larson, Brian Long, Dave Bast, Cody Kruckeberg, Kern Nelson

Middle Row: Tracy Freese, Jessica Morlock, Nicole Radermacher, Grace Kirschling, Brett Bowser, Jill Hansen, Andrea Prentice, Cole Brandner

Front Row: Greg Meyers, Madison Zenk, Adam Martin, Keli Lembcke

Not Pictured: Aimee Steffensen, Brandi Bast, Faline Yackel, Holli Reese, Jodi Armstrong, Josh Chan, Matt Daniels, Staci Laage, Tracy Laage, Jake Steinhofer, Jordan Bares

Recognized for High-Quality Care

Glacial Ridge Ambulance was one of 95 ambulance services across Minnesota recognized for providing outstanding pre-hospital clinical care in 2022. Here’s an excerpt from Glacial Ridge Ambulance Receives Award for Quality Care:

For this award, ambulance services needed to achieve a performance rate of 80% or higher in five or more individual performance measures. The measures looked specifically at the quality of patient care in cases of strokes, chest pain, trauma, and pediatrics. Dylan Ferguson, Executive Director of the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board added, “This award is a credit to the organization of these ambulance services, their leadership, the involvement of their Medical Directors, and most of all, the exemplary care given by their dedicated crew members.”