Lima Memorial Health System honors EMS heroes with a banquet Monday night.
Patients were also at the ceremony and got a chance to thank the responders for helping them in their time of crisis.
Esther Sherrick was having a stroke when Beaverdam EMS came to her rescue and transported her to Lima Memorial Health System.
"Thank you. From the bottom of my heart. Thank you" said Sherrick.
EMS personnel are happy to be recognized for their services, but they also say their relationship with the hospital is critical to a patient's success.