A great Small career: Retires after 43 years in health field


By John Hamilton - jhamilton@wnewsj.com



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CLINTON COUNTY — As a new year began, a long-time helper has decided to retire.

New Year’s Day marked the final day on the job for Steve Small, clinical manager of Clinton Medical Transport (CMT) — the final chapter in a 43-year-long career.

“It has been a great pleasure to work with you,” said Small in a letter to his co-workers. “I’m sure you all will continue to provide the quality care and professional attitude towards your patients and our clients.”

Paramedic Kyle Wiedenheft will be filling the position of clinical manager.

Small’s career started at CMT started in May 2002 after he previously served with emergency units in Maryland, District of Columbia, and Blue Ash, according to information provided to the News Journal.

In the mid-1980s he was awarded the Frederick County Board of Commissioners Certificate for Exceptional Service to the Community for providing Advanced Life Support to the community.

From 1988 to 1996, he was awarded nine Life Saving Ribbons for successfully resuscitating victims in cardiac arrest.

In an official statement from CMT, they described Small as an integral part of the organization as both a paramedic and as the clinical manager: “His wealth of knowledge from working decades in both the public and private sector around the country has given him the tools needed to save countless lives locally. His leadership has served to pave the way for countless emergency medical technicians to advance their training and hone their skills in the field. Without his diligent dedication to EMS, CMT, Inc. would not be what it is today.”

It went on to wish Small the very best in his retirement, though he will be acutely missed, and that “thank you” wouldn’t be enough to show their gratitude toward Small.

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By John Hamilton

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