Emergency Medical Services Week
Emergency Medical Services are of great importance to the communities we serve. Our EMTs and paramedics are on the front lines of medicine, providing comfort and care to patients and their families. This week is national Emergency Medical Services week. All across the nation, communities are coming together to honor their EMS personnel. Should you come in contact with a CMH EMT or paramedic, please say thank you. Often, they put their personal safety and lives on the line to save yours.
It’s very rare for community members to know their director of pre-hospital services. We’re changing that today! We’d like to introduce you to Neal Taylor, the director of EMS operations for CMH.
Q: How long have you worked at CMH?
A: I started working at CMH in 1986 as an EMT. My career has kept me in the realm of the CMH family for over 25 years.
Q: Who or what inspired you to work in healthcare?
A: It was really a natural evolution for me, with regard to my career. I started working at the Hickory County Fire & Rescue in 1984, and grew increasingly interested in emergency medical services.
Q: What are three reasons you get up in the morning and come to work at CMH?
A: First, the people. I really enjoy working with my staff! They are a phenomenal group of men and women who are extremely passionate about Emergency Medical Services. Second, the organization. To think back to 1986, and look around at what CMH has become today is remarkable. We are constantly strategizing and working on goals as a team, throughout all levels of the organization. Finally, I enjoy what I do. There’s nothing more satisfying than working for an organization that prides itself on excellence in all areas of medical services, especially emergency medical services.
Q: Finally, if you were a candy bar, which one would you be?
A: I typically eat PayDays… But I’d definitely be a Marathon bar, simply because I keep going and never let up.