I’m very excited to announce that Southern Tier Health Care System will be participating in an upcoming Coverdell EMS Stroke Pilot Program. We’re partnering with the UB MD Emergency Medicine EMS Division and Lake Plains Community Care Network on the project. Our region is one of only two chosen across New York State to be part of this project. The goal of the pilot program is to improve communication and performance/quality improvement activities between EMS and hospital departments involved in stroke care, including data sharing. We’ll be recruiting EMS agencies to participate in the program and helping develop working partnerships between hospital stroke coordinators and EMS agencies. New York is one of 13 states that have received funding through the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program to improve stroke care.
STHCS staff participated in several Professional Development trainings this month at Jamestown Community College in Olean. Staff said they enjoyed the trainings and found them beneficial. Staff attended a training on Dynamic Speaking Styles presented by Joe Pillittere of the Pillittere Group and a Critical Thinking training by Randy Franchina. We’re very fortunate to have a resource like JCC’s Center for Continuing Education in our community and I’m glad we’re able to offer these professional development trainings to our staff.