Jarrett to represent MCMT as 2017 AAA Star of Life

Submitted photo Angie Jarrett is presented the American Ambulance Association Star of Life award by Senior Director Paul Drucker and will represent MCMT in Washington, D.C. next month.

ROCHESTER — Angie Jarrett, Assistant Supervisor, Gold Cross Operations, has been chosen to represent Mayo Clinic Medical Transport (MCMT) at the annual American Ambulance Association (AAA) Stars of Life recognition event June 12-14, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Angie was selected for the Star of Life honor, based on her service to patients, her leadership and her collaboration with fellow team members and colleagues as it relates to Mayo Clinic and MCMT’s core values: Respect, Integrity, Compassion, Healing, Teamwork, Innovation, Excellence and Stewardship.

MCMT Senior Director, Paul Drucker says, “Angie has distinguished herself as a dedicated team member and caregiver who ensures that our patients receive the best care possible and also as someone who has a positive effect on everyone around her. Angie has a talent for bringing out the best in people and fostering a collaborative work environment.” Paul adds, “Angie is able to instill trust and integrity within the community where she works and within the Team she supports, resulting collaborative care and doing what is best for the patient. Angie embodies the quote by William J. Mayo, M.D. that says, ‘The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered, and in order that the sick may have the benefit of advancing knowledge, union of forces is necessary.'”

A colleague wrote this in support of nominating Angie for the Stars of Life award, “Angie is always willing to listen and help team members through any situation they are facing. She is able to bring calm to any situation, always mindful of the differences in people and their views of the situation.”

Angie began her career in EMS as a volunteer EMT in 2001 and joined Gold Cross in 2007. Previously, Angie led two different fire departments through the process of becoming emergency first responders. The past two years she has served as an Assistant Supervisor supporting Plainview Emergency Medical Services through a management agreement with Mayo Clinic Medical Transport.

“The most rewarding part of my role is the ability to contribute to other’s success in our field,” Angie says. “It is extremely gratifying to pass along my knowledge and experiences and to see it reflected in their patient care.” In her estimation, Angie believes that leadership should not be about one’s own accomplishments, rather it should be “the ability to contribute to others’ success.”

Angie says she was “humbled” when she learned she had received the Star of Life award. “I remember thinking to myself that there were a lot more people that I work with regularly that are much more deserving of this,” Angie says.

Originally from New Ulm, Minn., Angie is married and has two daughters. In her free time Angie and her husband make homemade wine and have started their own vineyard over the last few years. She also enjoys spending time with their two daughters at the family lake home in north central Minnesota.

The AAA Stars of Life program is an annual event held in Washington, D.C. to recognize and pay tribute to those who serve in emergency medical services. According to the AAA website, “This one of a kind event honors the dedication of ambulance services professionals, those remarkable individuals that stand out and represent excellence in every area of the industry.”

This is the 19th year MCMT has participated in the Stars of Life program. MCMT Star recipients are nominated by coworkers through the online Excellence in EMS Award nomination form.

The American Ambulance Association will recognize nominated “Stars” in a series of celebratory and educational events in our Nation’s Capital. While in Washington, D.C., Angie will have the opportunity to visit offices of United States Representatives and Senators who represent areas served by MCMT, sit in on committee meetings taking place on the Hill, and also tour some Washington, D.C. sites.


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