Franciscan Health Crown Point EMS Academy Recognizes Graduates Of 2018 Program
CROWN POINT, Indiana - Nine months of hard work paid off for the nine graduates of the Franciscan Health Crown Point EMS Academy.
The graduation ceremony for students in the 2018 program took place on February 8 at the Marian Education Center at Franciscan Health Crown Point. Students are required to have been an Emergency Medical Technician for at least six months before qualifying for the program. Classes meet three days a week and graduates must have completed 600 hours of classroom time and 700 hours of clinical time, according to program coordinator Rob Dowling.
The Crown Point EMS Academy program is ranked No. 5 in the state with a 96 percent pass rate on the national exam for licensure, Dowling added.
Pictured at the graduation are: front row from left, Megan Clark, Pulaski Co. EMS; Charles Sawyer, Hobart Fire Department; Allison Semethy, Schererville Fire Department and Don Hess Scholarship recipient; Matt Easto, Hobart Fire Department; Kevin LaDuke, instructor; back row from left, Lynn Sebayan, clinical coordinator; Steve Fugaj, instructor; Raquel Pearson, Elite EMS; Kate Diehl, Franciscan Health Crown Point ER; Todd Bennett, Crown Point Fire Department; Jose Navarro, Crown Point Fire Department; Wes Gilliam, Hobart Fire Department and valedictorian; Rob Dowling, program director; and Dr. Michael Streeter, medical director.