Morgan City resident Babin honored as finalist for Paramedic of the Year
LAFAYETTE, La. — Each year, Acadian Ambulance recognizes exceptional medics for their tireless work ethic and dedication to their jobs.
David Babin of Morgan City was recently honored as a finalist for Acadian’s 2013 Paramedic of the Year. Finalists are known as outstanding medics who display exemplary attitudes and provide excellent patient care.
Babin was nominated by his fellow medics to represent Acadian’s Bayou operations, which include St. Mary, Thibodaux, Terrebonne, St. James, Lafourche and St. John the Baptist parishes. He has been with Acadian for more than 25 years.
“Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States, said that ‘It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t,’” said Babin. “I try to live by those wise words every day, and give the best care that I possibly can to all of my patients.”
Babin was honored, along with his fellow finalists and 2013 Paramedic of the Year Paul O’Bannon, at a luncheon at the Lafayette Convention Center, where more than 1,500 guests attended. Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney served as a keynote speaker for the event.
Acadian Ambulance is an emergency and non-emergency medical transportation provider to Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi.