Gunnison Valley Health’s Trauma Coordinator, Gina Lambert, and Paramedics
Chief, CJ Malcolm have been recognized by the Emergency Medical Services
Association of Colorado as RN of the Year and EMS Executive-of-the-Year.
The RN of the Year award recognizes an RN who, by outstanding actions,
contributes to the advancement of emergency care provided to the citizens
of Colorado. The EMS Executive-of-the-Year award honors an individual
EMS executive who serves as a role model for EMS managers throughout the state.
Both Lambert and Malcolm were nominated by colleagues who see the effort,
time and skill they invest in their work. The nominations detailed numerous
examples of reasons both Lambert and Malcolm are truly exceptional.
One nomination submitted for Lambert stated, “If I were bleeding
on the side of the road, I would want Gina at my side. If I was involved
in a pandemic crisis, I would want Gina at my side. Her passion is contagious
and makes the trauma response in the Gunnison Valley so much more resilient.”
As Gunnison Valley Health’s Trauma Coordinator, Lambert leads a variety
of community campaigns, including Stop the Bleed and Hands Only CPR, designed
to educate and support the community. Additionally, Lambert works collaboratively
with Gunnison Valley Health’s nurses, physicians and ancillary services
to ensure that the health system is ready to respond to critical care
situations and their actions support the best outcomes.
For Malcolm, his leadership during the pandemic and his ability to build
and support a strong and massively successful team are two small examples
of what makes him a high-performing leader.
Under Malcolm’s leadership, Gunnison Valley Health Paramedics have
gone above and beyond to embed themselves within the community through
their participation in Gunnison Valley’s Incident Command and proactive
approach to community education. With a response perimeter of 4,400 square
miles, the team specializes in remote patient care and austere mountain
rescue. Malcolm and his team are progressive and focused on mastering
and employing only the best cutting edge, evidence-based medicine.
Gunnison Valley Health CEO Rob Santilli said that the award recognition
of Lambert and Malcolm reflect the pair’s incredible dedication
and commitment to emergency medical services in the Gunnison Valley and beyond.
“I could not be more proud of the work that Gina and CJ do for the
health system and for the community every day,” Santilli said. “To
be recognized at this level is an outstanding achievement. Their work
has a tremendous positive impact on our community. They are saving lives.”