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What is CARES?

CARES is a national registry that helps communities improve cardiac survival rates through generating reports at the national and state levels. SaveMiHeart provides this information to our member MCAs to inform and improve their practices to treat cardiac arrest.

CARES Recognition Awards

The CARES Recognition Program acknolwedges CARES participants at the EMS, hospital, and dispatch levels who reliably collect OHCA data, and utilize the data for local quality improvement efforts.


The individuals listed below were awarded the CARES Participation or Excellence Award for their dedication to collecting out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) data for quality improvement purposes. Their dedication to collecting OHCA data has helped strengthen collaboration between 911 centers, first responders, EMS agencies and hospitals, with the ultimate goal of improving survival rates. For more information on CARES and the benefits of cardiac arrest data collection, please see the CARES website.

2017 Recipients


  • Jeff Boyd, Livingston County EMS

  • Randy Bloom, Emergent Health Partners

  • Justin Hooks, Alliance Mobile Health

  • Chad Lawton, Muskegon MCA

  • Patrick Lickiss, AMR

  • Tony Sorenson, Life EMS

  • Eric Snidersich, Saginaw Valley MCA



  • Shobi Mathew, Detroit Medical Center



  • Emergent Health Partners

2018 Recipients


  • Matt Rose, Emergent Health Partners

  • Kimberly Goodrich, Medstar Ambulance


  • Spencer May, Wayne State University

  • John France, Henry Ford Health System

  • Jennifer Fowler, University of Michigan

EMS and Hospital

  • Christina Benson, 5th District Medical Response Coalition Kalamazoo


  • Cherie Bartram, SERESA

  • Robert Swor, Beaumont Hospital

Excellence Award

  • Dale Berry, Emergent Health Partners

2019 Recipients


  • James Becker, BSBA, EMT-P, Life EMS Ambulance


  • Molly Schiefler, Clinical Database Specialist RN, BSN,

        Spectrum Health

  • Melissa Schneider, RN, Trauma Program Coordinator, 

        Mercy Health, Lakeshore Campus



  • Kristin Kasten, Communications Supervisor, 
    Emergent Health Partners



  • Kimberly Vellano, MPH, Director of Data Management & Software Development CARES: Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival Emory University Woodruff Health Sciences Center Atlanta, Georgia

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