Samantha DiSilvestro

Northwell Health System Center for EMS
Staten Island, NY

Samantha Disilvestro started her EMS career in 2013 as an EMT at a private ambulance service. Working alongside Paramedics, she discovered that the emergency “911” side of the field was only part of the picture. Her passion for interfacility mobile healthcare had begun. Samantha’s desire to learn to become a more skilled clinician drove her to enroll in nursing school, which she soon decided was not her path. In 2017, she enrolled in a Paramedic training program, and upon completion in 2018, applied for and obtained a position as a Paramedic at Northwell Health Staten Island University Hospital.

Samantha recognized immediately that she was an integral part of her patient’s medical team and not just a transportation provider. She quickly earned the respect of her EMS colleagues as well as the Hospital teams. 

Her understanding of the importance of our role in the care of the patient extends beyond the calls she responds to. She also assists in the training of new and seasoned members of the department on all the equipment and policies. Samantha can always be counted on to step up for special projects and assignments and most recently became part of the Northwell EMS Honor Guard.

Northwell Health is proud to honor Samantha as an American Ambulance Association 2023 Star of Life.

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