El Dorado Hills Fire Department 'coins' ER staff for 'performance above expectations'

By Kristy Bleizeffer Jan 9, 2014

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Thank you to the El Dorado Hills (Calif.) Fire Department for taking the time to recognize several members of our ER team.

Fire Chief Dave Roberts sent a letter on Sept. 10 thanking Dr. Jonna Cubin for the excellent care Wyoming Medical Center gave to a colleague and friend who'd wrecked his motorcycle on his way to the Sturgis rally. He asked her to pass on his department's gratitude to WMC Emergency Department Senior Nurse Manager Corrine Arross, ER nurse Nicole Beckstead, Sam Baker, Paramedic Riley Becksted, and Wyoming Life Flight nurse Chuck Bright. He also sent along six coins he developed to award his staff for "performance above expectations."

"It is a tradition in the military, law enforcement and the fire service to 'coin' someone for going above and beyond in the performance of their normal duties. In my opinion, your team far surpassed all of our expectations," Chief Roberts wrote. "Very few of these El Dorado Hills Fire Department coins have gone outside the walls of our organization. I would be honored if you would accept a coin yourself and present each of the members I have listed with one of our coins."

Read the entire letter by clicking on the images below. Please accept our belated appreciation, Chief Roberts, and we wish your friend a quick recovery.

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Jonna Cubin M.D.

Dr. Cubin is an emergency medicine physician at Wyoming Medical Center. She is board certified in internal medicine and in emergency medicine. 

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