• Captain Marty Scott of Townsend Fire honored with “EMS Stewards of the Community” Awards

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    May 23, 2019

    Captain Marty Scott of Townsend Fire honored with
    “EMS Stewards of the Community” Awards

    Recognizing those who deliver exceptional care and compassion to patients every day
     
     
    Ayer, MA – In celebration of National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) week, Steward Health Care hosted the third annual “EMS Stewards of the Community” award ceremony on May 20 at the Tirrell Room in Quincy, Massachusetts.
    Dallas-based Steward, which operates nine hospitals across Massachusetts, recognized 19 EMS providers. Among these individuals was Marty Scott, Captain of EMS Operations for Townsend Fire. He was recognized for “going above and beyond” in his interactions with patients at Nashoba Valley Medical Center.
    Scott has served as Captain of EMS Operations for Townsend Fire since 2016 and is also a call firefighter for the Town of Winchendon. Due to his efforts, the Townsend Fire Department has obtained three sets of ALS equipment as well as LUCAS CPR machines for all three ALS ambulances. Scott is an ALS instructor and recently began teaching classes for the Paramedic program at Mount Wachusett Community College. His leadership roles in the local EMS community as well as spearheading several projects to enhance quality and patient care across the region contributed to his nomination by his peers.
    “Marty Scott is an excellent choice to receive this award as he is a valuable leader and advocate for the EMS community in this region,” said Korry Dow, president of Nashoba Valley Medical Center. “He is continually striving to provide the highest quality patient care possible and we congratulate him on all his hard work.
    The “EMS Stewards of the Community” awards show appreciation for emergency
    medical responders, emergency medical technicians and advanced emergency medical 
    technicians, and paramedics who not only carry out the noble work of caring for others, but do so with a high degree of expertise, professionalism, and compassion. An internal committee of physicians and EMS directors selected nominated recipients among current providers in communities served by Steward.
     Massachusetts State Police Trooper Christopher J. Dumont, EMT-P, delivered the “Stewards of the Community” keynote address. Trooper Dumont helped save the life of Transit Officer Richard Donohue, who was shot by one of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing suspects. Because of his heroic actions, Dumont received the Medal of Honor, the highest award given by the Massachusetts State Police.
     
    Photo Caption (L to R): John Bresnahan, Nashoba Valley Medical Center EMS Manager; Mark Boynton, Chief of Townsend Fire, accepted the award on behalf of Marty Scott; Korry Dow, Nashoba Valley Medical Center President; and Brenden Hayden, Steward Health Care System Vice President, EMS.


    About Nashoba Valley Medical Center
    Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC) offers community-based primary care and specialty
    services. NVMC was awarded its fourth consecutive A, the highest grade possible, in hospital safety by The Leapfrog Group for the Spring 2018 assessment period. The hospital was a recipient of the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval and was named to Leapfrog’s annual list of Top Hospitals in 2014. Areas of clinical strength include emergency medicine, diagnostic imaging, geriatric psychiatry, cardiology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, oncology, orthopedics, physical therapy and general surgery. NVMC also offers a comprehensive Center for Pain Management, Diabetes and Endocrine Center, Travel Clinic and Occupational Health Services. Nashoba Valley Medical Center is part of Steward Health Care, the largest private, tax-paying physician-led hospital operator in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 37 community hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta, that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 42,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services. Additional information is available at www.nashobamed.org.
     
    About Steward Health Care
    Steward Health Care is the largest private, tax-paying physician-led health care network in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 37 hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 42,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple

    Nashoba Valley Medical Center – EMS Award Recipient
     
    urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.
    The Steward Health Care Network includes 5,000 physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters per year. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.
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