CEO Update
Visit to Oishei Children’s Hospital
STEMS Coordinator Alicia Broadbent and I visited Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, a Kaleida Health facility, on Monday, Nov. 19. In addition to touring the beautiful, new facilities, we sought support from Oishei officials for our statewide Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC) program. We also discussed other pediatric-prepared initiatives. Thanks to STAT Team Medical Director Dr. Mary Eborsky, Trauma Program Manager Tiffany Fabiano, STAT Transport Team Coordinator Bradley Sprague, Trauma Outreach Coordinator Jeff Abbott and Trauma Nurse Nicole Wagner for meeting with us.

We continue plans with the NYS Bureau of EMS and Trauma Systems (BEMSTS) to implement PECCs at all EMS agencies across the state. In addition, we will be developing partnerships with Oishei on programs with a pediatric focus including simulation training along with case reviews.
Talk Saves Lives Training
I’m pleased to report our Talk Saves Lives training on Monday, Nov. 19 in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) was very well attended. Over 50 people participated between the main Training Center and our distance-learning sites in Wellsville and Gerry. Thanks to AFSP Area Director Missy Stolfi for a great presentation. 

We will continue our emphasis on mental health first aid and suicide prevention, especially for EMS providers. They often feel traumatic experiences alongside the people they treat. There will be a SafeTALK training here at STHCS on Saturday, Dec. 15 in partnership with Ardent Solutions.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Here's wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving! We face many challenges in health care, but there’s a lot to be thankful for. At many levels and in many ways we are able to work toward happier, healthier lives for people living in our three rural counties. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your dedication to fulfilling this mission.
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