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It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the Deparment of EMS Education announces the passing of our Medical Director,

Dr. Sara G. Knuth

Sara G. Knuth M.D, 63, passed away on June 22, 2015 at Hartford Hospital after a long illness. She was born February 9, 1952 to George and Elizabeth Knuth of Huntington, NY. Dr. Knuth graduated from Boston University in 1974, and earned her MSW in 1978 at SUNY Stony Brook. She worked as a social worker, and went on to earn her MD at SUNY Stony Brook in 1986. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Hartford Hospital in 1989, joined the Emergency Department as an attending physician, and was later promoted to Medical Director of Ground EMS. Generations of hospital residents benefited from her knowledge and guidance, and she was recently honored with the Lighthouse Award for Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine. She is survived by her mother Elizabeth Knuth MD, her daughter, Olivia Knuth, her sisters Carol Sakoian, Mary Knuth, her brother, Chris and his wife Shaunna, their children, and her extensive Hartford Hospital family. Celebration of Dr. Knuth's Life will be at noon on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Tumble Brook Country Club, 376 Simsbury Road, Bloomfield, CT. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Univ. of St. Joseph - S.Knuth MD Fund at USJ, Institutional Advancement, 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117, for the Sara Knuth Medicinal Garden at Elizabeth Park. 


Welcome to the Department of EMS Education at Hartford Hospital, in Hartford, CT!

The Department of EMS Education provides educational programs for all members of the healthcare team, from bystanders and first responders at the scene of the accident, to doctors and nurses at the hospital.

The Department of EMS Education is one of the largest American Heart Association Community Training Centers in Connecticut. Course offerings include first aid and CPR for children, basic life support for healthcare providers, advanced cardiac life support, and pediatric advanced life support.

EMS stands for “Emergency Medical Services”, and refers to all the personnel and equipment that care for a patient before their arrival at the hospital. EMRs, EMTs , AEMTs, and Paramedics are all key components of the EMS system. In cooperation with the Emergency Department, EMS Education also provides medical control for area pre-hospital providers.

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The Department of EMS Education is pleased to announce that we have recently established a blog.  You may follow and interact with at This is where all the most current information regarding the Department, including medical control will be posted.  Feel free to leave a comment

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