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Grant to purchase two ambulances awarded by M.G. and Lillie A. Johnson Foundation, Inc

Hospital news | Monday, September 24, 2018

Contact: Lynn Falcone, CEO

Cuero, Texas, September 24, 2018: Cuero Regional Hospital's EMS is pleased to announce the recent grant award of $150,000 from the M.G. and Lillie A. Johnson Foundation to purchase two ambulances. The grant was submitted by Freddie Solis, Cuero Regional Hospital EMS Director. Solis confirmed that the grant resources will go to support emergency medical care to individuals who have sudden or serious injury or illness or who have suffered major trauma in the rural communities it serves.

"This grant ensures that our patients receive state-of-the-art emergency medical care in our new ambulances. Access to EMS is critical for rural residents and our licensed paramedics and EMTs are proud to serve a geographically large area, but we often have to travel farther than our urban counterparts and sometimes navigate difficult terrain. Having these new fullyequipped licensed mobile intensive care units to transport our patients safely and quickly is critical. Our community is blessed to have such a strong EMS response team and, now that our team can deliver services in these new ambulances will certainly improve the quality of care we can provide," said Solis.

"Given the rural areas we serve, our ambulances travel many miles and unfortunately are subject to additional wear and tear, so to have the opportunity to purchase two state-of-the-art ambulances through this grant to better serve our area is certainly a gift that we are very grateful for and we at Cuero Regional Hospital will be good stewards of this wonderful grant," said Lynn Falcone, CEO of Cuero Health.

Cuero Regional Hospital (CRH) maintains TDSHS designation as a Level IV Trauma Center and all Emergency Department personnel maintain up-to-date, specialized training in the care of injured patients. CRH participates in the Texas Trauma System with ready access to regional resources when the needs of the patient exceed local capabilities. For more information please call (361) 275-6191.