Paramedic Christine King (center) received the Advanced Life Support Provider of the Year Award from Joe McTernan, Vice President/Special Operations (left) as Rod Muench, Director of Pre-Hospital Services looks on.

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Trinitas event at Kean University sets record for attendance

The Trinitas emergency response team was very nicely showcased last Saturday during the 5th Annual Trinitas Emergency Care Symposium at the STEM Auditorium of Kean University. A record 283 EMTs, paramedics, registered nurses and physicians registered for the event, which was designed to help emergency medical personnel improve their professional performance in the field.

"Every year this event gets better and better, and the numbers of participants grows," explained Rod Muench, Director of Pre-Hospital Services and moderator of the event. "Putting on this symposium establishes Trinitas as a valued health resource in emergency care, and also gives us an opportunity to showcase Trinitas and our emergency response staff," he stated.

A highlight of the day-long program was the awarding of a well-deserved recognition to our own Christine King, Paramedic, who received the Advanced Life Support Provider of the Year Award from Rod, Joe McTernan, Vice President/Special Operations, and fellow paramedic Michelle Barrett. Christine is also Trinitas' reigning Employee of the Month! Awards were also given to the Union County EMS (EMS Agency of the Year), and to EMT Brent Cinberg, who received the Basic Life Support Provider of the Year Award.

Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage and Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados participated in the awards ceremony.

Throughout the day the following programs were delivered by Trinitas personnel:

"Resuscitation Update"
John D'Angelo, DO

"Care of the Patient in Shock"
Daryl Gruenhagen, RN, MICP

"One-Pill Killers"
Mae De La Calzada, DO, MS

"Chemical and Nuclear Exposure"
Phil Solomon, CHMM, CET

"Surviving Behavioral Emergencies"
Brant Maslowski, BFA, MICP

There was also a Physician Panel Discussion with Raffee Matossian, MD and John D'Angelo, DO, moderated by Gerard Muench, RN, MICP.


About Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC), a major center for comprehensive health services for those who live and work in Central New Jersey, is a Catholic teaching medical center sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in partnership with Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation. With 10 Centers of Excellence across the continuum of care, Trinitas has distinguished itself in cardiology, cancer care, behavioral health, renal care, nursing education, diabetes management, wound healing and sleep medicine.

Posted: April 16, 2018

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