Mark Santo has been serving as an EMT in New York City since 1988 and joined the Staten Island University Hospital team in 1990. In addition, Mark has also been involved with his community volunteer ambulance corps for more than 31 years, and is a past president. Mark is regarded as an excellent provider and a skilled technician. He can be counted upon to work in a pinch and help out the team, and is constantly contributing innovative and new ideas with the goal of making both the department and the larger EMS industry better. Mark’s professionalism and dedication are evident, as he is always looking to help new EMTs learn this difficult and stressful profession without criticism. Mark fosters a caring environment for both his patients and coworkers.
When not on duty, Mark is still saving lives but from a different path. He is an ordained minister who performs outreach services to the residents of New York. Helping those in need spiritually and enriching the lives of everyone he meets makes Mark the ideal nominee for a Star of Life.
Northwell Health System Center for EMS Staten Island University Hospital congratulates Mark, and we are grateful to have him as a part of our team. This Brooklyn native exemplifies the character and ideals that make him the obvious choice for Staten Island University Hospital’s 2019 Star of Life. We are so very proud of Mark, as is his wife, Barbara.