April 1, 2019

The Medical Center of Southeast Texas Announces Inaugural "EMS Stewards of the Community" Awards

In celebration of National Emergency Medical Service (EMS) week, May 19-24th, Steward Health Care System will host its 1st annual “EMS Stewards of the Community” Awards Ceremony on May 23rd at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas Port Arthur Hospital.


The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, a Steward family hospital, will recognize selected Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers for going “above and beyond” in their interactions with patients at each of Steward’s community hospitals. To nominate an EMS provider in your community for an “EMS Stewards of the Community” award, visit:  Nominations must be received by April 15, 2019.


“The men and women of EMS display their valor and commitment to patient safety and care every day,” said Brian Lidiak, President of The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. “This is an annual celebration to honor their brave work and an opportunity to express our gratitude for being partners to keep families and communities healthy and safe.”

“We look forward to the opportunity to recognize the outstanding efforts of the brave men and women of EMS in Southeast Texas,” said Brenden Hayden, Vice President of EMS at Steward Health Care. “We encourage all members of the Steward family to nominate outstanding EMS providers in their community to thank them for their lifesaving work.”

The “EMS Stewards of the Community” awards show appreciation for emergency medical responders, emergency medical technicians, advanced emergency medical technicians, and paramedics who not only carry out the noble work of caring for others, but do so with a high degree of expertise, professionalism, and compassion. An internal committee of physicians and EMS directors selected recipients among current providers in communities served by Steward.