CEO Update
Cribs for Kids
Our Cribs for Kids program continues to be successful in providing free, safe cribs and infant safe-sleep education to parents/caregivers in need. I’m proud to report we have given out over 400 cribs and educated nearly 500 people since the program kicked off in 2016 in response to several infant unsafe sleep-related deaths locally in prior years. The program teaches the ABCs of Safe Sleep, recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics for infants to sleep Alone, on their Back, in a Crib. As a result, we’ve seen a reduction in tragic infant fatalities across the catchment.

I appreciate the support of many smaller regional foundations that have helped us to sustain this program. Anyone in need of a crib and training can call us at (716) 372-0614 or visit our Cribs for Kids application page.
Stop the Bleed
I’d like to thank the Southwestern Regional Emergency Medical Services Council for its recent funding to support our local Stop the Bleed campaign. This will help offset costs for instructors to teach lifesaving techniques to community members and organizations. Since our program began in late 2017, we have taught 538 civil employees, health providers and average citizens how to stop severe bleeding emergencies.

These trainings are vital to establishing community capacity for innocent bystanders to respond immediately when professional help is far away. This is often the case in our rural area, where agricultural and industrial accidents and other disasters can happen miles from the nearest hospital. We continually seek funding opportunities to build our capacity for Stop the Bleed training and emergency kits. If you’d like to schedule a training for your organization, contact me at (716) 372-0614 or at dkahm@sthcs.org.
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Southern Tier Health Care System, Inc.  |  150 North Union Street  |  Olean, NY 14760  |  http://www.sthcs.org

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