Congratulations to our 2017 Stars of Life!
Estes "Pat" Sherwood
Hughes County EMS
Professional, reliable, passionate, caring, and community-focused are the qualities that best exemplify Hughes County EMS Paramedic Estes "Pat" Sherwood. Pat routinely receives compliments from patients, patients' families, and hospital staff. He is well-liked and deeply respected by his peers and supervisors.
Pat joined Hughes County EMS in January 2010, and was promoted to Field Training Officer in 2011. He receive his EMS Instructor certification in 2012, then developed a Hughes County EMS-sponsored EMR class for area first responders. In January 2013, Pat was promoted to Operations Supervisor, a position he held until resigning to focus his attention on becoming a minister. Pat continues to serve as a Field Training Officer, a QA/QI committee member, and service Chaplain.
Pat has developed a reputation as a role model to others, as someone who always has a smile on his face, and as a leader who demonstrates the highest level of compassion for his patients. His work has produced a variety of succcess stories at Hughes County EMS, ranging from patients surviving cardiac arrest, severe trauma, and strokes to bringing new life into this world in small communities around the county.
Pat seeks ways to help out, accepts assignments without complaint, and consistently maintains a friendly demeanor. Pat has more than 20 years of experience in the ambulance industry, and is a key link in the chain of succes at Hughes County EMS. As such, Hughes County EMS and our Board of Trustees are proud to recognize Estes "Pat" Sherwood, NRP, as a 2017 Star of Life.