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  • Wentworth-Douglass Donates $37K Training Grant to Dover Fire & Rescue

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    DOVER—The staff of Dover Fire & Rescue will be better prepared to manage and treat medical emergencies thanks to a $37,000 donation from Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.

    The grant is part of the hospital’s continued support and advancement of Dover Fire & Rescue’s Quality Assurance and Improvement Program. 

    “Quality care at Wentworth-Douglass begins with our local EMS workers. We see their professionalism firsthand, and this is a small way for us to say thank you for the life-saving work they do every day in our community,” said Jeff Hughes, president & CEO of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.

    “Ongoing education, and continuous quality improvement, is central to our mission. Once again, I’m extremely grateful to Wentworth-Douglass,” said Chief Paul Hass, who also serves as the city’s Emergency Management Director. “Wentworth-Douglass’ continued collaboration, and support of our EMS system, is an invaluable asset supporting those we serve each day. We’re lucky to have such a great community partner.”

    Wentworth-Douglass conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment every three years as part of its commitment to the community’s well-being. Significant community health needs are identified and are directly addressed by these grants.  

    Dover Fire & Rescue has used previous grants from Wentworth-Douglass to support a variety of initiatives, including monthly EMS trainings on topics like pediatrics, seizure and diabetic emergencies, trauma triage, and caring for at-risk populations and those with special healthcare needs. Grants have also been used for new and re-certifications of staffers.

    “We’ve supported this program for many years, because we know it continues to have a meaningful impact on the health of our community,” said Michelle Hanson, director of Strategic Planning & Community Benefit. “EMS workers have to be prepared to manage all types of medical emergencies, and we want them to know they have our support.”

    The funds donated are approved by the hospital’s Community Benefit Funding Disbursement Committee and are not raised through any public or private donations.