LifeCare unveils new ambulances, honors service

VP Dan Wildman, Cpl. William Cook, Sgt. Heidi Barton, Cpl. Pat Gray, Cpl. Michael Caulfield and President Kevin Dillard with LifeCare Medical Transport’s Kidney Foundation ambulance.

LifeCare Medical Transports Inc., has unveiled three newly designed ambulances dedicated to causes that affect thousands of community members throughout Virginia.

As part of the community, LifeCare strives to connect with its patients and their families. The new ambulances were specially designed to represent the National Kidney Foundation and Autism awareness, and the third ambulance unveiled was designed to bring hope to those suffering with cancer in any form. This ambulance was dedicated to an employee who has been battling cancer. A plaque inside the ambulance reads “We dedicate this ambulance in honor of Mike Hicks who each day has found the strength to persevere and endure in spite of his battle with cancer. Let this ambulance serve as a reminder to us all that it is not an illness that defines us, but rather our strength and courage. July 5, 2017.”

The vehicles’ exterior graphics were designed and applied by Brian McGuire of Illusions Wrap of Fredericksburg. As new members of the LifeCare fleet, the vehicles have been put into service for medical transports and will also be used to promote acceptance and understanding of their prospective diseases at community events upon request.

Along with the presentation of the new ambulances, LifeCare honored team members who had recently been promoted or won awards. Among those recently honored by the Rappahannock EMS Council, LifeCare Medical Transports received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Preparedness and Response; Sue Connors, Director of Marketing and Business Development at LifeCare, received the award for Outstanding EMS Administrator; and Susan Dietrich, a paramedic with LifeCare, received the award for Outstanding Pre-Hospital Provider. These awards recognize the dedication and devotion of EMS providers and those who support the EMS system.

Jimmy Dillard, father of LifeCare President Kevin Dillard, was also recognized at the event for his service in the Korean War. LifeCare’s donation to the Stafford War Memorial was made in his honor.

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