HEMS paramedic, EMT receive Tommy Gayler 
Medical Call of the Year Award

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Todd Bush, EMT and Randy Wilkes, paramedic
From left are Todd Bush, EMT, and Randy Wilkes, paramedic. 

HEMS paramedic, EMT receive Tommy Gayler 
Medical Call of the Year Award DALTON, Ga. (April 10, 2015) – Randy Wilkes, paramedic, and Todd Bush, EMT, recently received the Tommy Gayler Medical Call of the Year Award. Both are Hamilton Emergency Medical Services associates.

Wilkes and Bush were nominated for the award for quick response time and for following all indicated protocols and using resources effectively and appropriately in successful resuscitation of a patient in cardiac arrest. The patient was successfully treated and released from Hamilton Medical Center.

The purpose of the Tommy Gayler Medical Call of the Year Award is to provide recognition and appreciation to any pre-hospital providers within Northwest Georgia’s Emergency Medical Services/Region 1 system for reducing the morbidity or mortality by providing outstanding delivery of care to a critically ill patient. Named in honor of Gayler, recipients should exhibit excellence in the delivery of care to the medical patient and/or effective utilization of the acceptable medical care protocols. Gayler was a well-known firefighter, paramedic, nurse and educator in Northwest Georgia.

Hamilton EMS would like to recognize the following Whitfield County Fire Department firefighters for their assistance with the call: Joey Splawn, Samantha Splawn, Michael Blair, Charles Heard, Lee Coker and Charles Blair.