CLIFTON PARK, NY, October 18, 2016 --- CPHM Director of Administration, Eric Hanchett recently received both the Regional Emergency Medical Organization (REMO) and NY State Department of Health EMS Council Harriet C. Weber EMS Leadership Award.

The award recognizes leadership that promotes and expands EMS organizations at the community and state level through innovation, dedication and executive leadership skills. Formal award presentation took place for the regional award on Thursday, October 13th at the McClellan Campus of Ellis Medicine, and at the EMS Vital Signs Conference in Syracuse, NY on Saturday October 15th for the state recognition.

“I’m honored to receive this award, but it isn’t about just me. So much of the success I’ve experienced in my EMS career has been achieved by great collaboration – incredible teamwork and partnerships.” says Hanchett.

After his service as a US Navy Petty Officer MM1(SS), Hanchett has devoted most of his adult life to bettering the delivery of EMS to the residents of Saratoga County and the communities to which he has lived. His passion has always been in education. For example, he recently developed and received approval for one of the first totally online Continuing Medical Education (CME) recertification programs.

Eric has also worked tirelessly to assemble and run a free EMT course for veterans wanting to return to service in civilian EMS careers.

Additionally, Hanchett has been devoted to promoting community CPR and creating a HeartSafe Community. He most recently sought out and secured funding which allowed for the implementation of Pulse Point, a citizen CPR notification system that is currently in operation in Saratoga County.

Eric Hanchett is a true leader in emergency medical services.

Fellow CPHM EMS staff employee, Kevin Robert, Clinical Manager was the 2014 recipient of the Harriet C. Weber EMS Leadership Award.