The California Paramedic Foundation and the RedFlash Group announced Oct. 10, 2020, that Kevin Munjal, MD, has been named the winner of the 2020 Nicholas Rosecrans Award.
Munjal was recognized for his leadership of the Mt. Sinai Community Paramedicine Program, which proactively cared for high-risk seniors during the New York COVID-19 surge. The award, sponsored by Air Methods Inc. and facilitated by the California Paramedic Foundation, EMS World, and RedFlash Group, recognizes innovation and excellence in EMS-driven injury and illness prevention. It takes its name from Nicholas Rosecrans, a young toddler whose tragic drowning in 1996 sparked an EMS-led injury prevention movement in California.
The Mt. Sinai Community Paramedic program operates as a part of a more extensive national network called the Home Learning and Action Network, or HomeLAN, facilitated by the West Family Foundation to improve senior care. The New York program is highly recognized within this network for its thriving, scalable use of existing EMS infrastructure for community health.
Dr. Munjal's unique approach, the Mt. Sinai team, and SeniorCare Ambulance will be the subject of an upcoming EMS World webinar. The California Paramedic Foundation accepts nominations for the Nicholas Rosecrans Award every year beginning May 1. For more information click here.