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.
â€œIt was a great deployment,â€ said Isham, â€œbecause we were able to provide a lot of one-on-one care and encourage our patients to stay healthy.â€
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. Kellyâ€™s role will include assisting field staff during the upcoming implementation of RMIâ€™s EMR system. Please join us in welcoming Kelly Isham to RMI.