LMU’s Slaven honored with EMS Lifetime Achievement Award

Published 4:30 pm Monday, November 21, 2022


Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine Director of Students and Academic Advancement Rick Slaven received the Tennessee Region II EMS Directors Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

“Receiving a lifetime achievement award was nothing I ever expected when I began my EMS career nearly thirty years ago,” Slaven said. “It’s a surreal moment for sure. I am deeply honored for the profound recognition.”

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This award is given to those who have selflessly served the region’s EMS services and providers by dedicating their careers to the betterment of the profession and who have made a lasting impact on the communities they serve. Comprising 13 counties, R2EMS is composed of ambulance services, emergency medical services, rescue, aeromedical, and hospital agencies across East Tennessee.

A critical care paramedic, Slaven has had a memorable 30-year career in EMS and has received numerous honors for both his commitment to and advocacy for the EMS profession. Slaven has been with LMU-DCOM for 10 years.

“I have been blessed to be surrounded by incredible people throughout my career and that blessing has been amplified by my time spent at the LMU-Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine,” he said.

Rick and his wife Jackie reside in Harrogate. They have three adult children who all have careers in medicine; dentistry, psychiatry, and orthopedics.

The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee and at LMU-Knoxville in Knoxville. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide health care in the often-underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1.800.325.0900, ext. 7082, email dcom@LMUnet.edu, or visit us online at http://med.LMUnet.edu.