Southern Tier EMT-B Academy
We are excited to share that we will be holding a second round for the Southern Tier EMT-B Academy. This program is funded by the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation with the goal to increase the number of certified EMS providers in our catchment. Over the past few months, we have been recruiting individuals to participate in this program that will start in April. We will train new EMS personnel to help bolster the EMS system in our catchment. The Academy will be provided at no cost to students. The students will also receive a stipend during their training that will allow them to concentrate on their training program without working full-time.
Our last program had a 90% pass rate, and all those (who are not in college) were placed in jobs in the EMS field. We are thrilled by this opportunity to improve the health and wellness of our rural New York Community and are excited for the course to start!
HomeCare & Hospice
On Monday, I was able to meet with Melissa Sullivan, the new Chief Executive Officer at HomeCare & Hospice, Community Care of WNY, to discuss how our agencies can work together. I have had the opportunity to work with Mellissa over the years while she was with Olean General Hospital, and I have always found her to be a great leader. I am excited to have her follow in the footsteps of Carol Mahoney to continue her journey. We have been fortunate to have Carol serve on our Board of Directors for many years and I have enjoyed working closely with Carol. I want to wish her the best in the new phase of her life.