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Lake Jackson EMS Donates $25,000 to Cornerstone of Caring Capital Campaign

6/4/2015



Lake Jackson Emergency Medical Services (LJEMS), presented a check in the amount of $25,000 to Brazosport Health Foundation’s $5 million Cornerstone of Caring Capital Campaign.  The donation will help the campus upgrade project at Brazosport Regional.

Fred Ortiz, EMS Chief, and Chris Sermarini, EMS Assistance Chief, presented the $25,000 check to Vicki Melass, Capital Campaign Committee Member; Judith Pepper, Health Foundation Executive Director; and Al Guevara, Brazosport Regional President and CEO.

“I truly believe the hospital is a necessity for the entire region,” said Fred Ortiz, EMS Chief. “It is important that the community understands the partnership between the EMS agencies and Brazosport Regional. Roughly 95% of our patients will end up going to its ER so it makes sense to contribute so that our patients can receive care in the new facility.”

“Lake Jackson EMS is an important partner to Brazosport Regional’s emergency medical care.  We are proud to be a recipient of this $25,000 donation to have EMS as a significant contributor to the capital campaign,” said Al Guevara, CEO/President of Brazosport Regional.

About Lake Jackson EMS
Lake Jackson Emergency Medical Services is a 501(c)3, not for profit, Emergency Medical Services that is contracted by the City of Lake Jackson to provide 911 Emergency Medical Services to the citizens of Lake Jackson. Lake Jackson EMS provides both “911” ambulance coverage to its citizens as well as non-emergency transports to neighboring hospitals. With two Mobile Intensive Care Units that are dispatched by the Lake Jackson Police Department Communications Center, the LJEMS responds to approximate 3,000 calls a year.



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