Firelands Regional Medical Center Awarded for Safety
(May 5, 2017 – Sandusky, Ohio) Firelands Regional Medical Center was recognized by Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for workplace safety at a recent Sandusky Area Safety Council banquet.
Firelands was presented with a special award for achieving 1,852,642 hours worked without a lost time safety accident for a period of time in 2016.
“With an organization as large as Firelands, having achieved this is really remarkable,” said Sarah Henkel, director of safety & security at Firelands Regional Medical Center. “Not only do we take the safety of our patients and guests seriously, we also want to make sure we create a safe work environment for our employees.”
In addition, four Firelands staff members received lifesaving awards during the banquet for their efforts out in the community while off duty that lead to a life saved. Those employees were: Kim Nemeth, Brett Fries, Melissa Fries, and Tonya Faetanini – who are all part of the nursing staff at Firelands. Kim, Brett, and Melissa were given the Above and Beyond Award for saving the life of Gregory Hoiles who was vacationing at Soak City when he began to have a medical emergency. Tonya also received an Above and Beyond Award for actively participating in the revival efforts of someone who was overdosing in a restaurant parking lot.
“We have some very incredible people working at Firelands,” Henkel said. “The fact that these employees jumped into action when off-duty and saved lives is truly amazing and really showcases the type of people here Firelands.”