Inspira Health Network Honored at Awards Dinner in Atlantic City

MULLICA HILL - Inspira Health Network's EMS medical director and members of its paramedic team were honored during an awards dinner held in Atlantic City earlier this week.
Inspira Health Network is a charitable nonprofit health-care organization serving communities across southern New Jersey.
The New Jersey Department of Health's Office of Emergency Medical Services acknowledged several Inspira staff members during its annual dinner. Awards provided during the event include:
Outstanding EMS Physician Award
Jay Stiefel, D.O., medical director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for Inspira and an emergency department physician at Inspira Medical Center in Woodbury. Dr. Stiefel has been an emergency physician with Inspira Woodbury for more than 16 years and was appointed medical director of EMS in 2003.
Outstanding EMS Call of the Year Award
Inspira paramedics Todd Rapczynski, George Petit, and Debbie Rizzo received the award for their lifesaving actions on a patient involved in a motorcycle accident. Members of Vineland's EMS team and Cooper University Health's flight team were co-recipients of the award.
The Director Award
Inspira paramedic Nicholas Franceschini received the award for his role with the Papal Visit EMS Task Force team.
The Inspira Health Network, which traces its roots to 1899, comprises three hospitals, a comprehensive cancer center, several multi-specialty health centers, and a total of more than 60 locations.
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