Despite being hired to work full-time out of RMI Headquarters, RMI Project Coordinator Kelly Isham spent his first six weeks serving as a paramedic in Kuwait. With over eight years of experience as a paramedic in a wide variety of remote environments including exploration vessels and military bases, Kelly agreed to relieve a colleague who had been deployed for a nearly one year.
“It was a great deployment,” said Isham, “because we were able to provide a lot of one-on-one care and encourage our patients to stay healthy.”
While on site, Kelly was one of three medics providing care for 250+ personnel at a Kuwaiti airfield and support base under the LOGCAP IV contract. With temperatures ranging between 100-120 degrees Fahrenheit, Kelly stated that the dry and dusty climate was responsible for a high rate of allergy, basic sick call, and ear, nose, and throat cases.
Kelly returned to RMI Headquarters in mid-September where he will officially begin his role as Project Coordinator for LOGCAP. Having completed a deployment for the very project he will be dedicated to supporting, Kelly is confident in his ability to provide operational assistance to RMI medics on the ground. Kelly’s role will include assisting field staff during the upcoming implementation of RMI’s EMR system. Please join us in welcoming Kelly Isham to RMI.