Northampton County is accepting applications for a full-time Director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS Chief). The essential function of the position within the organization is to provide, and super...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 09/22/2022 Donna Dittman Hale, Executive Director Mary Ochsner, LPC, CRC, BC-TMH Network Director Email:execdirector@bayriverstelehealth.org Em...
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Job Opportunities:Northampton County is currently recruiting for both full-time and part-time positions of EMS Provider (Intermediate or Paramedic preferred).Shifts are 24 hours on with 72 off. Shift...
Sunday, November 1st, 2020
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Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some peo...
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NCEMS partners with BRTA and ESTC to help Northampton County residents!
Friday, September 23rd, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 09/22/2022

Donna Dittman Hale, Executive Director Mary Ochsner, LPC, CRC, BC-TMH Network Director
Email:execdirector@bayriverstelehealth.org Email: director@easternshoretelehealth.org
Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance(BRTA) Eastern Shore Telehealth Consortium (ESTC)

Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance Wins $1,545,000 in Federal Funds
for Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network Program

Tappahannock, Virginia: Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance (BRTA) has been awarded federal grant funds by the Health Resources and Services Administration of $1,545,000 over three years to aid in workforce development and diversification of opportunities for Emergency Medical Services providers located in the Middle Peninsula (Essex, King and Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties), the Northern Neck (Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland counties), and Eastern Shore (Accomack and Northampton counties).

The purpose of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Workforce Project is to support training and implementation of Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH). Working with its partners, BRTA will support career development and community placement of a more diverse workforce of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics to extend medical care beyond Emergency services, providing support for chronic disease management and connections with primary care providers, mental health, and substance abuse services.

BRTA and ESTC will begin the grant by partnering to develop training and clinical rotations with the Virginia Center for Trauma and Critical Care Education, Rappahannock Community College, VCU Health Tappahannock Hospital, Eastern Shore Community Services Board, Bay Aging and Ledwith Lewis Free Clinic. EMS agencies in Northampton County, Essex County, and Westmoreland County will implement Mobile Integrated Healthcare and encourage their EMTs to pursue paramedic credentials and the skills to provide Mobile Integrated Healthcare. The goals of this grant are to establish and extend the network of EMS training programs and to advance the skill level of the EMS workforce by creating career pathways that make the profession more attractive to a more diverse range of individuals.

Eastern Shore Telehealth Consortium is a subsidiary of BRTA that was established on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in 2020. In addition to this grant, BRTA has five other grants focused on substance use, chronic disease management, and telehealth. If any agency is interested in learning more about BRTA, ESTC, or partnering opportunities, please contact Mary Ochsner.

Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance is consortium of organizations interested in extending telehealth services whose vision is for virtual health strategies to contribute to better health and well-being for populations in Virginia communities. BRTA serves as a mentor and fiscal agent to foster the growth and success of the Eastern Shore Telehealth Consortium.

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Northampton County is accepting applications for a full-time Director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS Chief). The essential function of the position within the organization is to provide, and supervise the provision of emergency medical services to the public.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 09/22/2022 Donna Dittman Hale, Executive Director Mary Ochsner, LPC, CRC, BC-TMH Network Director Email:execdirector@bayriverstelehealth.org Email: director@easternshoretelehealth.org Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance(BRTA) E...
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Job Opportunities:Northampton County is currently recruiting for both full-time and part-time positions of EMS Provider (Intermediate or Paramedic preferred).Shifts are 24 hours on with 72 off. Shifts start at 6 am.
Sunday, November 1st, 2020
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Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high ri...
Saturday, June 1st, 2019
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Bankrate.com offers the following information:Buying a home in a Hurricane Zone: How to Assess Your Riskhttps://www.bankrate.com/real-estate/buying-a-home-in-a-hurricane-zone-how-to-assess-your-risk/
Friday, June 1st, 2018
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Tiered zone evacuation plan:Newly-announced tiered evacuation zones for coastal Virginia are designed to enhance current evacuation plans, boost public safety, and improve travel efficiency in the event of major hurricanes or other disasters.The tiered evacuation zones were developed in close cooper...
Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
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Citizens will begin to receive via mail a Z-Card with important Emergency Preparedness information.It will be packaged in a plain white cardboard folder, addressed to Postal Customer of each respective town and have a return address of Northampton County Dept of Emergency Management.Please open and ...
Thursday, November 5th, 2015
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Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert Program. This emergency notification system enables the County to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing...
Friday, June 13th, 2014
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VDEM and National Hurricane Center Provide Storm Surge Videos During a hurricane or other tropical storm system, the greatest threat to life is actually from the water, not from the wind. Short, informative videos on storm surge – what it is and what it can do – are available from the ...
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Tips for Building a Budget-Friendly Preparedness Kit BY: Charisma Williams | September 26, 2012 In the July/August issue of Emergency Management, Jim McKay's article Who's Prepared? Not Many highlighted some of the many reasons that members of the community at large, and even the emergency mana...
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BY: Paul Purcell | September 7, 2012 Hurricane Katrina and other disasters have given us a series of emergency preparedness wake-up calls. Do we pay attention now or continue to hit the snooze button? Let’s look at the most important part of a comprehensive emergency readiness plan: the pre...
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