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Press Release from Blanchard Valley Health System

Hanco EMS, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, has achieved an EMS Star of Life Award presented by the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire and Transportation Services, and the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services. This award honors the exceptional work of Hanco EMS and recognizes its remarkable life-saving efforts and patient care performed during a particular incident.

Hanco EMS was one of nine organizations in Ohio to receive an EMS Star of Life Award this year out of more than 60 applicants.

“The personnel at Hanco EMS strive to deliver the fastest, most reliable and highest quality care possible in all situations,” said Craig Spieker, assistant chief at Hanco EMS. “It is our honor to serve those in need of emergency services.”

The team at Hanco EMS will be presented this award at the EMS Star of Life Awards Ceremony to be held on Wednesday, May 22 in Columbus, Ohio. This ceremony will be available for the public to stream live by visiting ems.ohio.gov on the day of the event, and the recording of the ceremony will be kept on the website for six months.

Hanco EMS provides professional and expedient ambulance services and pre-hospital emergency medical care to individuals in Hancock County. The team responds to 911 calls and offers medical transport between care facilities such as nursing homes and the hospital. In addition, Hanco EMS offers medical care at a variety of community events, and its emergency medical technicians take part in continuous medical education and training.

For more information about Hanco EMS, visit bvhealthsystem.org.