OCH Regional Medical Center Emergency Medical Services Director Michael Hunt, NREMT-P, was recently recognized for achieving 30 consecutive years of National EMS Certification. This distinction is given by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and is an honor held by few EMS professionals.
“Michael’s institutional knowledge and level of expertise as an emergency care provider can only be achieved by a long-time commitment to the healthcare industry,” said OCH Administrator/CEO Jim Jackson. “Throughout his 30 years of service, Michael has undoubtedly provided emergency care to thousands of people in our community and has evolved our EMS services to provide advanced care for Oktibbeha County and Mississippi State University. We commend Michael and thank him for his service.”
Hunt was nationally registered as a paramedic in 1991, and has been serving the Starkville, Oktibbeha County and MSU community since that time. To maintain status as a Nationally Registered EMT, Hunt completes, on a biennial basis, the most comprehensive recertification program for EMS professionals in America, as well as participates in regular continuing education courses.
In addition to providing emergency care in the field and hospital transfers, Hunt and the emergency medical services department at OCH Regional Medical Center work closely with Mississippi State Athletics to provide immediate, onsite care at MSU athletic events. As leaders of emergency care in the community, OCH EMS organizes and leads training programs for area volunteer fire departments and participates in school-based programs for youth.
The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians serves as the National EMS Certification organization by providing a valid, uniform process to assess the knowledge and skills required for competent practice by EMS professionals throughout their careers and by maintaining a registry of certification status. For more information about this organization, visit nremt.org.