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Hospital Foundation Raises $32,000 for Paramedic Program

November 7, 2009

Littleton Regional Hospital Charitable Foundation held a reception at Littleton Chevrolet to raise funds to purchase a new Paramedic Intercept Vehicle for the hospital's paramedic team. With lead gifts from Littleton Chevrolet & Crosstown Motors, and New England Wire Technologies, more than $32,000 was raised to support this fundraising initiative. The event provided an opportunity for supporters to learn about LRH's paramedic team and their role in assisting with 911 emergency calls.

LRH's team of paramedics provide 24-7 care, three hundred sixty five days per year to offer advanced level intercepts to area Emergency Medical Service providers. When the paramedics are not on duty, they work in LRH's emergency department, intensive care unit, medical or surgical units providing care to patients. Additionally, LRH does not bill for the service provided by the paramedics, committing more than $250,000 annually to support this community service.

The paramedic vehicle is specially equipped to deliver a higher level of medical care to the patient before he or she gets to the hospital. Combined with the paramedic service providers it maximizes the chances of survival and improved outcomes for patients.

Board Chair of LRH Charitable Foundation, Dr. John Sauter states, "The LRH Charitable Foundation raises funds for the benefit of Littleton Regional Hospital. This year, despite the weakened economy, we raised funds to support several hospital programs and services including The Century Fund, a permanent endowment fund; scholarships for LRH's nursing staff, the Gale Medical Library's healthcare literacy program, equipment needs for the medical surgical unit, and the paramedic intercept program."

paramedic demostration
Littleton Regional Hospital's Paramedics Mike Elliott and Steve Czarnecki demonstrate techniques used when responding to a 911 emergency call.

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Littleton Regional Hospital's Paramedics Mike Elliott and Steve Czarnecki demonstrate techniques used when responding to a 911 emergency call.

paramedic demo
Littleton Regional Hospital's paramedic Steve Czarnecki demonstrates techniques used at a 911 emergency call to onlookers at the reception that was held at Littleton Chevrolet. More than $31,000 was raised to purchase a new paramedic intercept vehicle.

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