Kristy A. Lashbrook
Hughes County EMS
Hughes County EMS is proud to submit Kristy Lashbrook as an OKAMA Star of Life. Kristy, a Holdenville native, is very passionate and driven in her role as Director of EMS, where she has served since 2010. Prior to that time, she served first as an EMT and then a Paramedic, starting her career at HCEMS in 2006.
When Hughes County EMS was on the verge of financial ruin in 2010, Kristy was tapped by the EMS Board to serve as director, where she played a significant role in reorganizing the service and mapping out a sustainable plan for its future. She implemented the use of a new billing company and a new electronic patient care reports vendor, as well as hired of grant writers. She worked diligently to help the service become a bigger partner in the community, helping to pass a $1 million EMS bond as well and the largest capital improvement plan in HCEMS History.
Kristy led Hughes to become an affiliate campus for our Voc-Tech, providing free EMR classes to area fire departments, stocking the medical supplies for all fire department and law enforcement vehicles, attending countless community meetings, tireless outreach support, and so much more. Kristy ensures that even though we are a county service that the county citizens know we are there for them in every way.
As a paramedic, Kristy is best exemplified by the following words: professional, reliable, passionate, caring and community-focused. As director, Kristy never fails to lift the spirits of a coworker with a kind word or to take extra time to ensure staff really understands Hughes County EMS’ goals and their role in helping attain them. For these reasons and more, Hughes County EMS and our Board of Trustees nominate Kristy Lashbrook as a 2018 Star of Life.