MT. VERNON — Robert Hyman, Regional Emergency Medical Services System coordinator and EMS instructor, was presented three distinguished awards on Tuesday.
During EMS Week a presentation was held outside the Good Samaritan Regional Hospital Emergency Department to recognize and present Hyman with the awards.
“This happens to be EMS Week so this is perfect timing to give out the awards,” said Rose Aldag-McVey, marketing and communication specialist at Good Samaritan.
Hyman’s awards included the EMS Governor’s award, an EMS Instructor’s award and an award from the Illinois Department of Public Health for ongoing support and commitment through the EMS Children services.
Mike Willis, a paramedic for Life Star Ambulance Service was the one who nominated Hyman for the EMS Governor’s Award.
Several of Hyman’s colleagues, area emergency medical service teams and past students of his were in attendance for the presentation.
Amy Heard, a Rend Lake College paramedic student feels privileged to have Hyman as an instructor.
“Robert has been great I couldn’t ask for a better instructor, since he is still involved in the field we get a lot of stories first hand on how he handles certain situations and how we should as well,” Heard said. “I feel we get an extra added advantage and the awards he received I think he really deserves it.”
The awards Hyman was presented recognize him for outstanding contributions in emergency medical care.
“I am very flattered and since one of the awards is an instructors award I am honored,” Hyman said. “I take a lot of pride in being an instructor and also in my paramedic students. A lot of the people that were here today are past students of mine so I am kind of taken by them and very humbled.”
Hyman has been in the medical profession since 1994 he stated.