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Rhonda Healey
Rhonda Healey is dedicated to the EMS profession where she has spent nearly the past 20 years as an exceptional pre-hospital provider and paramedic. Rhonda started her EMS career as a First Responder progressing through the certifications to include the critical care paramedic endorsement. She is an outstanding patient care provider, mentor and teacher and well respected by her peers. She continually demonstrates best practices when providing patient care and doing so in the most compassionate and competent manner. Rhonda is a true patient advocate and has the ability to gain a patient’s trust and put the most uneasy patient at ease. She provides extraordinary care to patients while serving on the Key West Fire & Rescue and Bi-County Ambulance Services.

Rhonda holds instructor endorsements for PHTLS, AMLS, ACLS, PALS, BLS, and PEARS and also serves as regional faculty for the American Heart Association. She has been involved for several years assisting in the paramedic program at NICC and in the most recent years leads the EMT course. Rhonda has been an active member of the NICC EMS Advisory Committee for the past 15 years. She has fulfilled a position and is responsible for infiltrating competent and capable EMTs into EMS services within and around the Dubuque County area.

When you think of advanced cardiac life support for adult and pediatric, one name comes to mind, Rhonda Healey. She has provided advance cardiac training and continuing education for surrounding EMS services, registered nurses and physicians for numerous years. Rhonda is a captivating educator and has an astonishing talent of taking the most complex theory and making it understandable and fun. Rhonda has gained the admiration of her peers and students alike. The positive feedback from patients, co-workers and students are endless.

In recognition of her efforts Rhonda has been a recipient of UnityPoint-Finley’s Make A Difference Award. Her commitment to her community and the patients that she provides care to do not cease there. Rhonda continues to serve her community as a member of the Dubuque County Public Health organization and has served for the past 15 years with the state of Iowa disaster team providing medical relief in Hurricane Katrina and locally in the Cedar Rapids floods of 2008. She has continued to serve this team and be a valuable member through her work on the team’s training committee.

Rhonda is dedicated and loyal and always looking for ways to seek improvement both personally and professionally and has an outstanding ability to interact with patients, peers, hospital staff and students.

Rhonda’s significant contributions to EMS are exceptional and greatly respected. 

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