Southern Tier Health Care System (STHCS) has received grant funding from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to support the Southern Tier EMT-B Academy project. Through this project, STHCS will recruit and train new EMS personnel to help bolster the EMS system in Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties.
To help overcome barriers for these students, the academy will be provided at no cost to students, including their required uniforms, textbooks, and state exam fees. Students will also receive a stipend during the academy to concentrate on their training program without also having to work full-time.
Kathryn Ruscitto, Chair of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation’s Regional Grants Committee said, “This year the Foundation is proud to support so many essential, innovative, and hard-working groups working on behalf of the health of New Yorkers. These include an array of religiously affiliated organizations that support critical programs through a well-established infrastructure serving the needs of the poor and underserved of all faiths”. Donna Kahm, President and CEO of STHCS stated, “I am thrilled that the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation chose to support our program for a second year.” She also shared that the results from last summer’s Academy were very positive and that “11 individuals, aged 17-27 participated in the 8-week EMT-B Academy. 100% of individuals moved onto full-time employment in healthcare or are attending college following the completion of the program.”
Southern Tier Health Care System is proud to be selected as a Mother Cabrini Health Foundation Grantee. We are thrilled by this opportunity to improve the health and wellness of our New York Community.
Recruitment for the next installment of the Southern Tier EMT-B Academy will begin in the coming months. If you or someone you know is interested in attending the Academy, please visit https://sthcs.org/emtbacademy to submit your information to demonstrate your interest.