Topics: Virginia

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Recruitment and Retention: Overcoming the Rural EMS Dilemma

Humboldt’s EMS wreck extrication team rescues a driver from a motor vehicle collision.

Limited funding, expanding coverage areas, and a cultural shift in volunteerism across generations has motivated EMS leaders to find new recruitment methods that attract more personnel and keep them as long as possible.

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February 7, 2018

The Sky’s the Limit: Potential of Drone Usage in Rural Healthcare

A drone delivers prescription medications in Wise County, VA.

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In July 17, 2015, a drone delivered medicine to the RAM – Wise Health Expedition, an outreach event in Wise County, VA. This historic flight may lead to other applications of drones in rural health, such as search and rescue, mosquito spraying, and more deliveries of needed supplies.

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April 5, 2017

ATC Update: The Health Wagon Featured on CBS News

Teresa Gardner and Paula Hill Meade with CBS reporter Scott Pelley

The Health Wagon, which offers free health care to thousands of patients each year in Southwestern Virginia, was recently spotlighted on the CBS news show, “60 Minutes.”

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May 15, 2014