Narcan at Salamanca City Central School District
Southern Tier Health Care System (STHCS) and Salamanca City Central School District have partnered to increase the accessibility of Narcan on the school’s campus by adding two intranasal Narcan doses to each public access AED. The school district has 6 AEDs on campus and two at their Vet’s Park location. Stickers notifying individuals that there is Narcan located in the AEDs were placed in the window of each AED and on the directional signs when entering the buildings. An AED is a perfect location for Narcan – it is easily accessible and sounds an alarm alerting others when the door is opened.
As well as adding Narcan to all the AEDs, STHCS trained 73 staff members of the Salamanca City Central School District on how to administer Narcan and the steps to take in case of an opioid overdose. If any school district in the area would also like to increase Narcan availability and/or train their staff, please reach out to Jordan Yaros, 716-372-0614 ext. 210, email@example.com
SUNY JCC Partners With UPMC on Paramedic Program
I am happy to share that an agreement was reached between SUNY JCC and UPMC to roll out a new program for students looking to gain their paramedic certification. The agreement will allow students who enroll in the Regional Paramedic Program to also work toward an associate degree from SUNY JCC. I want to thank Brian Wilcox for his hard work in completing this agreement before our next program is scheduled to begin in January!
This Tuesday, STHCS participated in Cattaraugus Gives. We raised $1,150 from 48 different donors and won the Backyard Bargain Hour prize of $500 for the organization that receives donations from the most donors between 3 and 4 p.m., which Worth W. Smith sponsored. Thank you to all who donated, and thank you to the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation and our sponsor Worth W. Smith for another successful Giving Tuesday!