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St. Mark's Medical Center's Tammy Hartfield, Chief Clinical Officer, and Laurie Quitta, MedSurg Director, visited some of the Fayette County EMS Team.
St. Mark's Medical Center's Tammy Hartfield, Chief Clinical Officer, and Laurie Quitta, MedSurg Director, visited some of the Fayette County EMS Team.

St. Mark's Medical Center Recognizes Area Frontline Emergency Medicine Workers During National EMS Week


Release date: May 31, 2022

La Grange, TX - In recognition of National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week 2022, representatives from St. Mark's Medical Center recently visited local EMS facilities to celebrate these critical healthcare professionals.

"During EMS Week, we honor our frontline heroes, who are dedicated to providing emergency medicine that saves lives every day," said Tammy Hartfield, SMMC Chief Clinical Officer. "EMS professionals are faced with so many challenges today and they still rise above them. Through it all, EMS continues to respond, support and care for the needs of our communities."

The EMS Week campaign supports and strengthens the EMS community by honoring accomplishments and increasing awareness of the critical role of EMS.

"This week is a great reminder to recognize how our paramedics and EMTs are called upon time and time again to quickly respond to the needs of our patients and our communities, no matter the day of the week, time of day, or conditions," said Laurie Quitta, SMMC MedSurg Director.

"They show up despite personal risk, hardship and limited resources. And the extraordinary environment in which we've operated during the past two years showcases their resilience, dedication and readiness."

To learn more about our 24/7 emergency services or for help in finding a physician, please visit smmctx.org.

St. Mark's Medical Center (SMMC), one of the top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals in the United States as ranked by the Chartis Center for Rural Health, is a 65-bed, 100,000 sq. ft. community hospital serving residents of Fayette County and surrounding communities. At SMMC, patients benefit from the latest medical technology along with comprehensive healthcare from highly skilled physicians, nurses and professional staff. Services include cardiac
rehabilitation, wound care, orthopedic care, inpatient and outpatient care, a 24-hour emergency department, outpatient/elective surgeries and procedures, as well as laboratory and imaging services.

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