State Names CCC’s Gretchen Medel EMS Educator of the Year

The California Emergency Medical Services Authority has named CCC’s own Gretchen Muetterties-Medel the EMS Educator of the Year! The award was created to honor and recognize exceptional acts and service.

The award will be presented at a December ceremony in San Francisco.

According to the EMS Authority, Medel was chosen:

For inspiring her students and teaching them to exemplify principles of respect, integrity, and humility. In 2008, Gretchen Medel left her position as President of a staffing company and began working as an EMT and soon after began teaching at high schools and colleges. Gretchen has mastered the use of instructional resources by incorporating videos and discussions in unique ways to enhance learning. She has proven that she genuinely cares about educating her students when deciding to continue teaching while also going through chemotherapy treatments. Gretchen’s impact has been far-reaching as she has touched and inspired those around her.

Next semester, Medel will be teaching four classes in CCC’s EMT program, including EMR & Related Allied Health Occupations, CPR for the Health Care Provider, and an EMT re-certification course.