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Newton EMS earns service award for metro region

The Newton Medical Center Department of Emergency Medical Services recently received the Service of the Year award for its designated region. Newton Medical Center's EMS is located in Region III, one of the busiest and most competitive, according to a press release issued by NMC. Approximately 45 percent of the 2012 ambulance 911 calls were answered by departments in this region.

This is the first time Newton Medical Center's EMS department received Service of the Year. The Newton Medical EMS operates under the leadership of Kevin Johnson, who has 26 years of fire rescue experience. Johnson places great emphasis on constant training and technological advancement, and ensures his department is being exposed to a range of medical disciplines, according to the press release.