Friday, September 05, 2014

JCH Receives Help with Emergency First Response

Kathryn Clendenen- Administrative Assistant for Monsanto, Beth King-CFO,  Kera Bishop- Safety Technician at  Monsanto, Zach Martin-Testing Operation Manager at Monsanto, Sonny Renken-EMS Coordinator, Patty Mossman-ER Director, Lynn Poglajen-JCH Foundation, Jon Wade- CEO
$6,000 grant to fund new emergency response vehicle
Owned by the people of Jersey County, Jersey Community Hospital is an invaluable community resource caring for nearly 50,000 area residents each year.  Financial support is vital to their mission, so employees from the Jerseyville Monsanto site have chosen the organization to receive a $6,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund, as part of their 2014 site grant initiative. The grant will be used towards the purchase of a new emergency response vehicle for Jersey Community Hospital.
“Our emergency service department has a limited number of ambulances to serve a wide area,” said Lynn Poglajen, director. “This smaller community response vehicle will be utilized at the many sporting events, fairs, 5K runs, and community gatherings that require an emergency vehicle on hand.  Having the community response vehicle at these events frees an ambulance for 911 calls, improving the response time for all the community’s emergency needs.”
Poglajen continued, “With this special vehicle, Jersey Community Hospital will also be able to extend rescue service to rural, rugged, or more remote locations in order to lend emergency assistance to hunters, farmers, or off-road adventurers with greater ease.”
“It is a great honor to present this check to the Jersey Community Hospital to help continue their efforts to support our community,” said Zach Martin, site manager.
This year, the Monsanto Fund awarded $1.5 million to nonprofit organizations through the site grant initiative.

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