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Stars of Life 2017: Thomas Hovell, Hughes County EMS

April 03, 2017 8:07 AM | Oklahoma Ambulance Association (Administrator)

Congratulations to our Stars!

Thomas Hovell
EMT Basic
Hughes County EMS

From the start, Thomas Hovell has proven himself to be mature and wise beyond his years. He is smart, calm, and considerate.

Thomas treats every patient with kindness and respect, and provides incredible medical care. Thomas never fails to lift the spirits of a coworker with a kind word, or to take extra time to ensure a fellow employee understands Hughes County EMS's goals and their role in helping attain them. Thomas is a very strong clinician who works hard to mentor and provide guidance to other staff and students on third rides.

Hughes County Paramedics go out of their way to have Thomas as their EMT partner due to his outstanding work ethic and clinical skills. Thomas is the first EMT ALS-level providers are paired with when they are done with their third rides as Thomas is able to keep them calm and focused.

Finally, Thomas has exceeded all expectations by participating in improvement projects. He is making a huge impact with his insight, input, and work. He has developed into a well-rounded, high-performing employee who manages to balance the interests of our patients, our people, and the Agency.

Not only can Thomas be relied upon to put his best foot forward each day, he continuously strives to make Hughes County EMS a better place to work. He serves as one of our CPR instructors, and when not working on the ambulance he can routinely be found teaching CPR and first aid in local high schools.

In the two years that Thomas has been employed by Hughes County, he has never missed a day of work. He is always first to volunteer for open shifts or to cover the shift of an absent medic.

Hughes County EMS and our Board of Trustees are proud to recognize Thomas Hovell, EMT, as a 2017 Star of Life.

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