Paramedics Plus team member Christina Faust received the California Ambulance Association’s 2016 Stars of Life award, which recognizes paramedics and emergency medical technicians for lifesaving actions or exceptional professional achievement. Faust was among the nearly 50 emergency medical service professionals who were recognized during the statewide Stars of Life ceremony on March 7-8 in Sacramento.
“Christina’s positive attitude and compassion drive her to continually excel in the role of paramedic,” said Dale Fieldhauser, chief operating officer of Paramedics Plus. “She positively impacts our service to the residents of Alamada County, and we’re proud to have her as a member of the Paramedics Plus team.”
Faust decided to pursue a career in emergency medical service after seeing a home care nurse save her grandmother with the Heimlich maneuver. The experience inspired her to change career paths, and she became an EMT, then a paramedic.
In addition to working as a paramedic, Faust trains, coaches and mentors new Paramedics Plus employees as a field training officer. She provides guidance to EMTs and paramedics on medical protocols and assures excellent patient care as an assistant clinical field supervisor. She also uses her communications degree by assisting Paramedics Plus in developing its hiring policies.
Faust was honored as Paramedics Plus-Alameda County’s 2015 Provider of the Year, along with multiple promotions and other accolades.