Thanks to both Penobscot County Commissioners/American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, and gifts to the St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation from community members, St. Joseph Healthcare will be purchasing a staff training simulation manikin. This will be housed in the hospital and integrated into clinical training for RNs, CNAs and other healthcare professionals to facilitate ongoing clinical development. In addition to helping St. Joseph Healthcare improve patient care, it will help with hospital recruitment and retention in the coming months and years.
Penobscot County Grant Manager, Wendy Dana, presented Roland Joy, RN, VP of Patient Care Services, with the ARPA check of $45,000 on January 11 (picture above).
According to Roland Joy, “We are especially grateful to leadership in Penobscot County government for this support. It was a pleasure to accept the check from Grant Manager Wendy Dana. I also wish to acknowledge that this funding came from the American Rescue Plan, for which we are truly appreciative.”