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Richmond Ambulance Authority Paramedic Receives ‘Star of Life’ Award From the American Ambulance Association and Receives Award From Her Very First Cardiac Arrest Save!

RICHMOND,
Va. – Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA) paramedic Julie
Anderson has received an American Ambulance Association (AAA) Star of Life
award for 2017.   The award, presented at
AAA’s Stars of Life Celebration on Monday, June 12 in Washington, DC, honored
remarkable ambulance service professionals from around the nation who truly
stand out and represent excellence in their field.  Those who receive this award are nominated by
their peers.

Anderson,
a Hanover, Virginia resident and RAA employee since 2007, was honored at Monday’s
ceremony.  “Julie is the complete role
model both in her clinical practice and the example she sets,” said Rob
Lawrence, chief operating officer for the Richmond Ambulance Authority. “She is
a consummate professional who is respected by all that come into contact with her
and is well deserving of this honor.”

Julie
is a true lifesaver.  One of the very
first people she saved after qualifying as a paramedic was Community Idea
Stations President and Chief Executive Officer, Curtis Monk.  Mr. Monk was being transported to the hospital
and went into cardiac arrest on Julie’s ambulance.  Her quick thinking and intervention gave Mr. Monk
a new lease on life. He later underwent a heart transplant.  Mr. Monk said, “I am thrilled to see Julie
receive this national recognition, for without her and her partner that day, I simply
would not be here right now and for that, I am eternally grateful.”

In
an added surprise to Anderson’s Star of Life award, Curtis Monk also attended
the ceremony.  Upon hearing of her award,
Monk asked to be a part of the celebration and express his personal
thanks.   With the assistance of the
American Ambulance Association, Monk surprised Julie by appearing on stage to
present her Star of Life medal.
 

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