UT Emergency Medicine Wall of Honor to add three inductees

September 8, 2014 | Events, News, UToday, Medicine and Life Sciences, UTMC
By Aimee Portala



The fourth annual Emergency Medicine Wall of Honor Induction Ceremony on The University of Toledo Health Science Campus will recognize three individuals Tuesday, Sept. 9.

A reception will take place at the Radisson at UT Medical Center at 11:30 a.m.

A plaque for each honoree will be added to the wall, located in the Emergency Department of UT Medical Center, near the ambulance entrance.

The Emergency Medicine Wall of Honor, made possible through funding from The Blade, was established in 2011 to recognize individual achievement and self-sacrifice in the emergency medical services and emergency medicine community. Nominations are submitted by community stakeholders and reviewed by a multidisciplinary selection committee.

This year’s honorees are:

• Peter Jaegly, emergency medical technician. Jaegly served 20 years in multiple capacities for Toledo Fire and Rescue. He began EMT training in 1993, later being promoted to lieutenant, captain, and finishing his career as battalion chief.

• Virginia Reidy, registered nurse. Reidy dedicated more than 30 years of her life to emergency medicine and served as an EMS and nursing instructor for Providence Hospital’s Paramedic Program and UT’s EMS Program. She educated thousands of nursing students, EMS providers and medical professionals throughout northwest Ohio.

• Dr. Joseph R. Stevens. Stevens was a staff physician in the 1960s at Mercy Hospital of Toledo and recognized care in the emergency room could be improved. His proposal of staffing the ER with attending physicians revolutionized emergency room procedures in northwest Ohio.