A gift from Indianapolis-based Trans-Care Ambulance will allow Ivy Tech Community College Terre Haute to complete phase two of its campus renovation. Ivy Tech says with the $108,000 donation, it will begin construction on the campus’ new Paramedic Science and Respiratory Therapy labs.
Ivy Tech Terre Haute Chancellor Dr. Lea Anne Crooks says the gift will have a lasting impact.
“The new Paramedic Science and Respiratory Therapy lab spaces will give students the experience of working in a state-of-the art healthcare facility. The renovation will elevate students’ learning experience, offering them easier access to healthcare technology, including Ivy Tech’s ambulance simulation,” said Crooks.
Vigo County Clinical Director and Paramedic Matthew Willham says the donation comes at a good time.
“Emergency Medical Services play a vital and unique role in the healthcare system, in that highly trained paramedics bring critical aspects of medical care directly to members of the community, in both emergency and non-emergency situations. At this time, the healthcare industry overall faces shortages of trained paramedics and EMTs, which are essential to their community,” said Willham.
Trans-Care recently partnered with Ivy Tech through the Achieve Your Degree program to offer EMT’s the opportunity to earn their Paramedic Science Technical Certificate at reduced cost.