ELIZABETH, NJ – Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery has, once again, come to the rescue of Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Services Program, this time, just in time for the holidays. The most recent grant from Phillips 66 in the amount of $81,300 has enabled the purchase of an urgently needed, new ambulance for the Trinitas Emergency Services Program.
“Trinitas’ emergency services are a critical lifeline for every person who lives and works in our region,” said Nadine Brechner, Vice President, and Chief Development Officer. “Our Ambulance Unit and MICU work in tandem to provide the region's emergency care. The MICU, which can be equated to a ‘mini-hospital’ on wheels, serves as a first responder in emergencies and provides on-site advanced life support in emergency situations and transportation as needed. The ambulance unit provides basic life support with transportation as its primary function. We are quite grateful to Phillips 66 for being a partner in service and making this purchase possible.”
The Trinitas MICU and Ambulance Unit teams provide primary emergency services to Elizabeth and backup services to Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery’s hometown of Linden, as well as Rahway, Union, Roselle, Roselle Park, Clark, Cranford, Newark, Hillside, Irvington and Kenilworth. In 2017, they responded to 273 dispatches in Linden and Rahway alone, where they provided emergency treatment and transportation to people who live and work in these towns.
According to Gary S. Horan, FACHE, Trinitas President and Chief Executive Officer, Phillips 66’s generosity to Trinitas is ongoing. “We truly have a friend in Phillips 66,” he said. “They have made it possible for us to do our jobs better in many ways throughout the years, and the most recent grant could not have come at a better time.”
Refinery Manager Mike Bukowski said, “Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery is proud to provide ongoing support to Trinitas in their commitment to providing quality healthcare and, in this case, emergency healthcare. Our support in a time of need is aligned with our mission to serve our local communities while improving safety and preparedness.”
In 2014, Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery was the major donor of a new, high-tech specialty ambulance that provides a higher level of transport for critically ill patients. The Specialty Care Transport Unit dispatched to more than 1,200 calls, which means that more than 600 patients were transported as emergency MICU paramedic calls, and more than 300 inter-facility transports of critically ill patients were completed.
For more information on Trinitas Regional Medical Center, visit www.TrinitasRMC.org or call (908) 994-5138.
Pictured in photo: (left to right): Gerard Muench, Director of Pre-Hospital Services at Trinitas; Nancy Sadlon, Public Affairs Manager, Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery; Mary Phillips, Community Relations Coordinator for the Refinery; Nadine Brechner, Vice President/Trinitas Health Foundation, Chief Development Officer; and Kathleen Mulligan-Shelvin, Director, Resource Development/Trinitas Health Foundation.