Two EMTs from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital were among only a handful of EMTs statewide that were honored last week at a ceremony that was part of the state’s EMT Week celebration.
Glen Timmons and Mark Davenport were awarded with the 2021 Massachusetts Star of Life awards at the state ceremony, and both work out of the Charlestown location and are value members of the staff.
Both received their awards from Dennis Cataldo, of Cataldo Ambulance, who officiated the ceremony held in Worcester last week.
Timmons has been with Spaulding Hospital Ambulance Service since 2018. From the moment he joined the organization, he continually went above and beyond to provide the highest levels of clinical care and professionalism. He is seen a leader and role model by his peers and is well respected across the network. His decades of experience and drive to succeed made him the ideal clinician as the department began operating a mobile healthcare program as part of the COVID-19 response. Since the mobile healthcare program launched last spring, Timmons has been the primary clinical provider for the program. His clinical knowledge, dedication, and passion and commitment to the program and the patients continue to drive the program forward, advancing the care that’s provided. Spaulding said Timmons has been the critical key to the success of the mobile healthcare program.
“Whether he is comforting a patient in need, helping out a staff member or advocating for what he believes in, Glen always gives it all he has,” read a statement from the hospital. “We are extremely grateful to have him as part of the team and are proud to call Glen Timmons our 2021 Massachusetts Star of Life.”
Davenport has been with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Ambulance Service since 2016. He brings an energy and drive with him every day that is unmatched. Davenport is continually looking for opportunities to improve himself and his knowledge, his clinical skills and his ability to provide outstanding patient care. It was his energy and drive to succeed that made him a natural choice to help the department in its COVID-19 response. As the network was preparing to begin receiving COVID patients that were in need of post-acute care, the department needed to develop policies and practices that kept provider safety at the forefront without compromising the ability to care for patients. Davenport helped to develop all safety protocols and train all department staff. During the COVID pandemic, he served as the Safety Officer and made it his personal goal to keep staff safe. The safety program that he developed went far beyond the written procedures and created an environment where the EMTs and Paramedics that were transporting COVID patients felt safe and secure.
“In the early days of the pandemic response, Mark’s efforts and work in developing and implementing our safety program, helped reduce provider stress and anxiety, allowing them to focus on patient care while knowing that he had their back and was watching out for them,” read a statement from the hospital. “We thank Mark for his dedication and commitment to keeping our crews safe and are proud to call Mark Davenport our 2021 Massachusetts Star of Life.”