For the second consecutive year, Tri-Community South EMS has been recognized for its participation in community health immunization efforts. On June 26, Tri-Community South EMS received a certificate of recognition from Pennsylvania Senator Jim Brewer of the 45th Senate District for its participation in the 2011-12 Mon River Fleet Influenza Initiative. From Oct. 1, 2001 through Jan. 31, 2012, the 14 EMS agencies who participated in the Mon River Fleet program administered 5,500 vaccines influenza vaccines throughout the Mon Valley region.
The Mon River Fleet is a cooperative venture of four State Health Improvement Plans (SHIPS) in McKeesport, Braddock, Duquesne and Hazelwood, and the Clairton Community Partnership. These areas are considered to be medically underserved communities by the state. The program is supported by UPMC McKeesport Hospital and the McKeesport Hospital Foundation. Cynthia Dorundo, president of UPMC McKeesport Hospital, also presented certificates of appreciation to the participating agencies.
Tri-Community South is proud to participate in serving the medically underserved, and in doing so, to protect the health and safety of the residents of South Park, Bethel Park and Upper St. Clair. Infectious disease does not recognize municipal boundary lines; and, every vaccination helps to stop the spread of influenza throughout the region.
To learn more about EMS and community health, call Tri-Community South at 412-831-3710, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or visit the website at www.tcsems.org