CHEM officials recognized by American Heart Assocation

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Commonwealth Health Emergency Medical Services has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

Mission: Lifeline’s EMS recognition program recognizes emergency responders for their efforts in improving STEMI systems of care and improving the quality of life for these patients. Agencies that receive the Mission: Lifeline Silver award have demonstrated at least 75 percent compliance for each required achievement measure for the entire year, and treat at least eight STEMI patients for the year.

CHEMS officials are, from left: Carmen Passaniti, assistant operations manager; Robert Rutkowski, clinical operations manager; Joe Moran, operations manager; Gene Lesneski, pre-hospital care coordinator and Gary McIntyre, director of operations.

 

Dunmore Fire Dept. receives service grant

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Photo credit: Scranton Times Tribune

State Rep. Frank Farina, D-Lackawanna, announced today that fire departments, ambulance and rescue squads serving the 112th Legislative District are receiving state grants totaling more than $250,000. Dunmore Fire Department will receive a grant of $13,789. Farina said he is proud of the award recipients in his legislative district.

“This state funding is vital because our fire and ambulance squads save lives in times of tragedy and are always available when we need them throughout the year,” Farina said.

The grants are from Pennsylvania’s Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program and were awarded in February. In all, 2,538 grants were awarded statewide. The grants are funded partly by gaming revenue.