May 23, 2014
Centerpoint Medical Center celebrated EMS Week by connecting trauma patients with the first responders who work every day to save lives. Carl and Pam Bryant, an Independence couple, experienced a life-changing moment on a cold January morning when a ring at the doorbell revealed a shooter who left both critically wounded and in need of quick action. Emergency personnel, including EMS responders and Independence Fire and Police, secured the scene to ensure a timely transport to Centerpoint’s Level II Trauma Center. After months of care and rehabilitation the couple was able to meet those lifesavers face-to-face, thanking EMS for their quick action and extraordinary care.