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Island EMS Paramedics receive Covid Warrior Coins


Darcy Clinton, Paramedic Chief of Island EMS, and Mike MacKenzie, Primary Care Paramedic with Island EMS, were recently recognized as Covid Warriors and received a speciality COVID Warrior Coin, awarded by Her Honour, Lieutenant Governor Antoinette Perry.

“I was very surprised and honored to receive this award from Dr. Jain,” said Darcy. “Our commitment to patient-centred care is not possible without the dedication of Island EMS paramedics that support our communities – all of them are COVID Warriors every day.  I am extremely proud of the work they do to keep Islanders safe and healthy.”

This recognition is well earned, as both Darcy and Mike have been key players in the emergency response to the pandemic and have spent many hours ensuring the safety of Islanders. 

“I am very proud and honored to have received this pin. I accepted it on behalf of all my fellow paramedic and health care workers,” said Mike.

Congratulations, Mike (left) and Darcy (right)! Your talents and dedication to ensuring that Islanders continue to have emergency care is appreciated by all.

About the COVID Warrior Coin Award Program

When the pandemic first hit in March and April of 2020, Dr. Trevor Jain, Emergency and Disaster Physician, noticed a lot of Islanders doing amazing things to prepare PEI’s COVID response, with only a few being recognized at the time for their efforts. To turn something negative into a positive, Dr. Jain commissioned the COVID Warrior Coin to recognize the outstanding leadership, initiative and hard work of multiple Islanders and organizations who have gone above and beyond during this ongoing response to the pandemic. 

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