June 2016 Charity of the Month: Medic One Foundation
Medic One Foundation has been named Bonneville Seattle’s Charity of the Month for June, for providing the primary support for the research, paramedic training, and medical review behind the Medic One response system for nearly 50 years.
In 1969, Dr. Leonard Cobb and Seattle Fire Chief Gordon Vickery initiated a program to test two questions: Is it possible to save the lives of critically ill patients outside of a hospital? And can we train non-physicians to provide advanced care under the remote direction of a physician? After answering “yes” to both of those questions after just two years, Medic One Foundation became a staple community service.
Medic One has a reputation for innovation and excellence in pre-hospital emergency care that has grown worldwide, and thousands of survivors in the Puget Sound area have become living proof of a remarkable, focused vision.
Support for the Medic One Foundation comes from the generosity of the community, both through donations and at their signature fundraising event, The Lifesavers Gala. For more information about Medic One Foundation and how you can help, visit www.mediconefoundation.org.