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Jessamine Matters Newsletter Booklet 2016 flipbook

Jessamine Matters Newsletter Booklet 2016

In This Issue...................... Welcome ..................................................... pg. 1 Going Above and Beyond ....................... pg. 2-3 Positive Changes ............................................ pg. 4 Reducing Injuries and Preventable Deaths ... pg. 5 Camp Nelson ........................................... pg. 6-7 County Calendar ......................................... pg. 7 Getting Outdoors ........................................ pg. 7 Jessamine Matters Summer 2016 JUDGE/EXECUTIVE David K. West MAGISTRATES DISTRICT 1 Justin Ray DISTRICT 2 Tim Vaughan DISTRICT 3 Terry Meckstroth DISTRICT 4 April Rose Prather DISTRICT 5 Burch Hager DISTRICT 6 Gary Morgan Created by Red Hat Creative Services Contact Mollie McClure at mcclure.rhc@gmail.com or visit www.redhatcreativeservices.com Jessamine County Fiscal Court (JCFC) loves to celebrate. The Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association's "Director of the Year" award, presented to Jessamine County Emergency Medical Services (JCEMS) Director Aaron Stamper, is a great example. “People like to work with someone with the kind of confidence and competence that Aaron has shown,” Jessamine County/Judge Executive David West said. “Aaron was hired prior to my coming into the position of Judge/Executive, so I can’t take credit for it, but I consider him a ‘home run.’” As part of his efforts to provide the best available service while being as cost-effective as possible, Aaron has made recommendations that will save the county’s taxpayers approximately $600,000 over the next decade or so. A case in point: the highly competitive grant JCEMS earned in 2015 for the purchase of stretchers with hydraulic systems (above). "The new stretchers are a 'win-win' for JCEMS staff and citizens, because they make it easier for JCEMS staff to transport patients safely without less risk of an injury,” Judge West said. “JCEMS staff as a whole deserves this award,” Stamper said. “Assistant Chief Chris Wilhite did a great job of leading the organization before I came on board. There is no way that we could be where we are now without him—he has been my right hand. Our Education Coordinator Jamie Goodpastor has also been a tremendous asset—he has helped us get an education program in place to ensure that we could provide the best patient care available.” JCEMS team’s focus on education and determination to maintain a positive culture are paying off, according to Stamper. “It makes me feel good when I go into a hospital facility for a meeting, and the staff compliments our personnel for their willingness to help, their attitudes toward their jobs, and how sound their medical skills are.” That’s a big win for the county and its residents, according to Stamper. It’s also a big part of what makes Jessamine County a great place to work, play, and live!