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Monroe County EMS Providers Recognized During Virtual Hero Event Sponsored by LVHN–Pocono Foundation


Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)–Pocono Foundation, along with Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono, recognized the extraordinary work to care for the community by local Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers during the LVHN–Pocono Foundation’s 4th annual EMS Hero Event held virtually for the first time on YouTube Live on Sept. 24.

The event honors and recognizes the outstanding service to our community by the four EMS agencies serving LVH–Pocono: Bushkill EMS Emergency Corps, Pocono Mountain Regional EMS, Suburban EMS, and West End Community Ambulance Association. In addition, despite the limitations of a virtual event, the Foundation raised a record $16,600 for these local heroes. A special 50/50 raffle was also added to the event, to generate both interest and revenue, and sold more than 200 tickets. Proceeds from the event are split evenly among the four agencies and help to fund the cost of needed equipment for these providers.

The evening’s highlights included videos of four separate life-saving calls as told through the eyes of the patients and their EMS responders. These powerful and compelling videos were introduced by physician and administration leaders at LVH–Pocono and LVHN.

Because the event did not include an in-person dinner and awards ceremony, gift bags and awards were delivered to each station by the Foundation staff and dinner was delivered on the evening of the broadcast. Nearly 300 people have viewed the event online.

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