May 13, 2022
EMTs, firefighters, police, frontline staff celebrate “One Team” Partnership
San Jose, CA – Hundreds of firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians and emergency room care providers will be honored May 16 in celebration of their 10-year “One Team” partnership at Regional Medical Center.
One Team was co-founded by a former police officer who is now an emergency room nurse at Regional. The innovative program forms a strong partnership between emergency medical services—including ambulance, fire, police, helicopter transport, and training programs—and Regional Medical Center. Through group trainings, field case studies, and community outreach, everyone is aligned which leads to better patient outcomes and seamless care.
“One Team is a shining example of our commitment to advancing community care,” said Ken West, CEO of Regional Medical Center. “Health care is complex, and by better coordinating some of its many moving parts, we’re able to deliver higher-quality care to our community. This is a testament to the outstanding first responders who share our vision for improved, integrated care in East San Jose and beyond.”
Hospital, police, firefighters and elected leaders will pay tribute at 11:00am, Monday, May 16 to members of the One Team program and surrounding EMS crews. In attendance will be Tony Torres, who credits One Team’s fast and integrated response for saving his life after he suffered a heart attack. CalFire will land its UH-1H Super Huey Helicopter on RMC’s helipad to start the ceremony. There will be free BBQ for all in attendance.
“We’re incredibility fortunate to work together with all the amazing emergency medical services, and it will be an honor to honor them,” West said.
Regional Medical Center (Helipad lawn outside the ER entrance)
225 N. Jackson Ave.
San Jose, Ca. 95116
Monday, May 16, 2022, 11:00am
- 11:00am – EMS BBQ begins/CalFire UH-1H Super Huey Helicopter lands
- 11:30am – 12:05pm – Speakers and Unveiling of One Team video
- Ken West, RMC CEO
- Tony Torres, heart attack survivor, Regional patient
- Kevin Greer, One Team co-founder
- Anthony Mata, San Jose Police Chief
- Jackie Lowther, Director, Santa Clara County EMS
- Scott Coscarelli, Deputy Chief San Jose Fire
- Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara County Supervisor