ICAHN announces recipients of EMS Education and Operational Improvement/IT grant awards

ICAHN is pleased to announce that this year’s Flex Grant Awards in the areas of EMS Education and Operational Improvement/IT include:

2020-2021 EMS Education Award: (CAH and Resource Hospitals)

  1. Boyd Healthcare Services
  2. Clay County Hospital
  3. Community Hospital of Staunton
  4. Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services
  5. Horizon Health
  6. Illini Community Hospital
  7. Iroquois Memorial Hospital
  8. Jersey Community Hospital
  9. Kirby Medical Center
  10. Morrison Community Hospital
  11. Perry Memorial Hospital
  12. Red Bud Regional Hospital
  13. Sarah Bush Lincoln Fayette County Hospital
  14. Wabash General Hospital District

2020-2021 Operations/Information Technology Award: (Critical Access Hospitals only)

  1. Memorial Hospital, Carthage
  2. Franklin Hospital District
  3. Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services
  4. Hopedale Medical Complex
  5. Illini Community Hospital
  6. Marshall Browning Hospital
  7. Morrison Community Hospital
  8. Pinckneyville Community Hospital
  9. Salem Township Hospital
  10. Sarah Bush Lincoln Fayette County Hospital
  11. Sparta Community Hospital
  12. Wabash General Hospital
  13. Washington County Hospital

The funding for the Flex Grant is through the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program and made available to ICAHN through the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Center for Rural Health. Regarding EMS education, many hospitals are using the Flex grant monies to purchase updated American Heart Association training manuals and videos for ACLS/PALS/BLS CPR classes. Others are purchasing CPR manikins or are using the grant monies for rural specific EMS training, stroke education, or EKG training. Regarding Operational Improvement and IT, the grant monies are mainly being used for information technology updates including risk assessment or tech infrastructure reviews. Others are adding voice dictation for documentation or improving certain types of hardware.





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