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CMH EMS receives $100,000 grant

Citizens Memorial Hospital has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to train Emergency Medical Services staff to be certified community paramedics.

Community paramedics care for patients at home or in other non-urgent settings outside of a hospital under the supervision of a physician or advanced practice provider. Community paramedics can expand the reach of primary care and public health services by using EMS personnel to perform patient assessments.

Created in 1982, HRSA is a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is focused on improving health care to people who are geographically isolated and economically or medically vulnerable.

The grant is part of the Rural Health Network Development Planning Program to promote the development of integrated health care networks in order to achieve efficiencies, expand access to and improve the quality of basic health care services and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.

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