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Centre LifeLink Open House October 16

OPEN HOUSE 2Centre LifeLink invites the community to our 75th Anniversary Celebration Open House. The event will feature ambulance and station tours, free car seat checks, refreshments, kids activities and crafts, tactical EMS demonstrations with armored rescue vehicle, and search and rescue demos.

The Open House is Sunday, October 16 from 1-3 pm at Centre LifeLink’s Main Station

Centre LifeLink Responds to Busy Arts Fest Weekend

ambulance at nightJuly 18, 2016–Arts Fest weekend proved to be another busy weekend for Centre LifeLink EMS; up there, in fact, with State Patty’s and Penn State Football weekends.

Between 6:00 pm Friday, through 6:00 am Sunday, Centre LifeLink responded to 64 total calls. 23 of these calls were alcohol related, meaning that the patient had overdosed on alcohol or had suffered some other illness or injury that was related to alcohol consumption.

For comparison, Centre LifeLink typically responds to 16 calls per day, on a standard weekend.

Centre LifeLink Goes Gray in May to Support Brain Tumor Awareness


brain tumor awarenessMay 3, 2016– Centre LifeLink EMS staff wore gray on Tuesday, May 3, in recognition of Brain Tumor Awareness Month, and to show support for those with a Brain Tumor, including one of Centre LifeLink’s very own office staff members.

In August 2014, Centre LifeLink’s staff member was diagnosed with a meningioma (Brain Tumor). After surgery to remove the tumor in September 2014, this individual continues to endure uncontrolled pain on one side, double vision, and inability to walk unassisted. Regardless, she continues her role at Centre LifeLink, full-time.

For more information, or to show your support, please visit http://braintumor.org/join-the-fight/brain-tumor-awareness-month/

Centre Region Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates Continue to Increase

IMG_2499April 28, 2016– The Centre Region’s cardiac arrest survival rate continues to climb, according to Centre LifeLink’s annual CARES (Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival) Report. 23% of cardiac arrest victims are walking out of the hospital in good or moderate health. Compared to a national average of 8.5%, this is a significant accomplishment.

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Centre LifeLink Named 2016 Distinguished Agency

2016 dist award smemsMarch 19, 2016–Centre LifeLink EMS has been selected as the 2016 Seven Mountains EMS Council Distinguished Agency.  Centre LifeLink personnel accepted this award at the 2016 EMS Council held in Danville, PA, over the weekend.

In 2015 alone, Centre LifeLink responded to over 6,000 calls and logged over 14,000 volunteer hours, with high patient satisfaction rates.  LifeLink has also responded to several major natural disasters over the past several years, both in Pennsylvania, and out of state in New Jersey and Louisiana.

Another component of achievement that Centre LifeLink was recognized for was the increase in cardiac arrest survival rate from 1% previously, to over 20% leaving the hospital without deficits.

Centre LifeLink Recipient of Rotary Fundraiser

rotary 2016

March 7, 2016– Centre LifeLink was one of six recipients of the Rotary Club of State College’s Annual Sandwich Sale.

Centre LifeLink staff and volunteers assist in making sandwiches for the annual sale each year. This year’s proceeds will be designated to implement a new training program for our staff.

 

Centre LifeLink EMS sees an increase in State Patty’s weekend call volume

ambulance at night

February 29, 2016– Centre LifeLink EMS staff saw an increase in call volume over the preceding two State Patty’s Day weekends.

Centre LifeLink EMS was dispatched to 75 calls between 6pm Friday night and 6am Sunday morning.  Approximately 46 of these calls were alcohol related, meaning that the patient had overdosed on alcohol or had suffered some other illness or injury that was related to alcohol consumption.  Of these 46 alcohol related calls, 43 patients were transported to Mt. Nittany Medical Center’s emergency department for further care.

For comparison, in 2015 Centre LifeLink responded to 49 total calls, 32 of which were alcohol related on State Patty’s weekend.  In 2014, there were 50 total calls on that same event weekend.

Call volume for State Patty’s this year trended closer to 2013, when 72 total calls were responded to.  The 2016 State Patty’s Day for Centre Lifelink EMS correlated to a larger home football weekend.  Centre Lifelink EMS staffed two additional ambulances to handle the increase in call volume and ensure that units remained available to quickly respond to all medical emergencies in the Centre Region.