Lts. Harding and Mehling recognized

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Lt. Joe Harding and Lt. Josh Mehling receive recognition for developing community paramedicine. (Submitted photo)

Lt. Joe Harding and Lt. Josh Mehling receive recognition for developing community paramedicine. (Submitted photo)

Lt. Joe Harding and Lt. Josh Mehling from Fishers Department of Fire and Emergency Services were presented the St.Vincent Hospital Angel Medic Award during a dinner ceremony on March 3. These two paramedics were recognized for their work in bringing and developing community paramedicine to the City of Fishers called, WeCare.

WeCare is the cornerstone project for the Protecting the Heart of Fishers initiative. Through cardiac care hospitals, patients are voluntarily referred to this program for health care follow up and education. This program is designed to assist patients that don’t qualify for home health care. In addition, the department offers home safety checks and blood pressure monitoring. Nationwide, one in ten people who go into cardiac arrest survive. In Fishers, one in three survive.

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