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For Immediate Release

DALLAS – The Texas Department of State Health Services, an agency of the Texas Health and Human Services System, awarded Brookhaven College four-year approval for its Emergency Medical Services Program. Brookhaven College ’s Health and Human Services Division offers certificates in EMT-Basic, Level 1 and EMT-Paramedic, Level 1, and an Associate in Applied Science in paramedicine.

After a site visit by the Emergency Medical Services Compliance Group of the Texas Department of State Health Services, Juanita Zapata Flint, MS, RN, FNP-C, executive dean for the college’s Health and Human Services Division, received the accreditation letter. The program is directed by Flint , Alex Stadthagen, program director for EMS ; Dr. Roy Yamada, physician and medical director; and Christi Carter, radiologic technology professor.

“The results of the site visit indicate that you and your staff are doing an excellent job in educating EMS personnel in the Dallas County area,” stated the Department of State Health Services’ letter to the college. “The department would like to acknowledge you and your staff’s efforts to keep Brookhaven College ’s EMS Education Program in the forefront of EMS education. The department looks forward to working with you in the future in your efforts to produce competent and caring EMTs as a service to your community and to the citizens of Texas .”

Employment opportunities for EMTs and paramedics are expected to grow faster than average, between 21 and 35 percent through 2012 according to the U. S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 




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