State EMS Council
I'm excited to share some updates from my recent trip to the State EMS Council in Troy, NY. At the EMS Innovation Committee meeting, Director Greenburg invited me to discuss our Step Into Health Care program and showcase our in-house ambulance simulator.
Our region made a strong presence at the State meeting, and I want to give a big shoutout to Mickey Forness, Todd Reisner, Scott Lanphier, Dan Marsh, Tim Carlson, Bonnie VanHousen, and Alicia Broadbent for being there.
I am also excited to share that Todd Reisner is now part of the legislative and systems subcommittees, contributing invaluable insights.
2024 Monthly Blood Drive Schedule - Your Chance to Save Lives!
We're thrilled to unveil our monthly blood drive schedule for 2024. In response to staffing challenges at ConnectLife, we've decided to combine our efforts into impactful monthly drives, ensuring a sustainable and effective contribution.
Our partnership with ConnectLife stays strong, and we are constantly on the lookout for new donors. If you or someone you know is eager to make a difference, please consider taking part in one of our upcoming drives.
Booking an appointment is easy – simply visit www.sthcs.org/blood-drives or call 716-529-4270. Your commitment to this cause is crucial, and we appreciate every effort.
Let's continue to save lives together!
Expanding Distance Learning Network with USDA
Southern Tier Health Care System recently received approval for a funding boost to expand our distance learning network. This positive development follows past USDA Rural Development Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant program investments. The plan now involves adding two new user locations at Homecare & Hospice and Total Senior Care. Additionally, we're acquiring equipment for non-fixed user sites. This equipment can be used at any spot with a good internet connection. The USDA supports us with a generous grant of $120,348, marking the sixth round of support for our expanding network. We are thankful to the USDA for their ongoing support and will continue to work on expanding our network.
Cattaraugus Gives: A Big Thank You from STHCS!
I'm thrilled to share some exciting news from Tuesday's Cattaraugus Gives event. Our participation was a big success, thanks to the amazing support we received. A total of $970 came in from 48 different donors, and we even snagged the Backyard Bargain Hour prize, worth $500, for getting the most donations between 3 and 4 p.m. A special shoutout to Worth W. Smith for sponsoring this prize and helping us reach $1,470.
I want to thank everyone who contributed. Your generosity made a significant impact. And, of course, a big thank you to the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation for their continued support, making Giving Tuesday another success for us.