Acadian Ambulance awards Paramedic of the Year
BATON ROUGE- Acadian Ambulance awarded the Paramedic of the Year at its annual Acadian Medic Luncheon on Friday.
Sarah Young was honored as Acadian Ambulance’s 2016 EMT of the Year. She has also earned Acadian’s President’s Performance award based on her excellent driving record and accurate medical records.
Additionally, she received an Acadian Cares award for her positive interactions with patients.
Young is a native of Juneau, Alaska and began her career in Washington before attending paramedic school in Idaho.
During her time in schoo, she visited Baton Rouge to complete her clinical ride time and fell in love with the city. She later decided to move and joined Acadian in 2014.
Young is a member of the safety and wellness committee for the Capital Region.
Operations manager, Justin Cox, says that Young is a “great leader.”
“Sarah has an amazing attitude and is both a great employee and clinician. She leads by example, which sets the tone for others on their shifts,” Cox said.
“She is a great leader to her coworkers, and mentors every day she works,” he said.
Cox also said that Young is admired by her co-workers for how she treats them as well as her patients.