Source: Northwest Indiana Area Health Alliance Press Release
June 25, 2018- Local ambulance company, inHealth, unveiled their newest co-branded ambulance to the fleet Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Purdue University Northwest. The ambulance is co-branded with Northwest Indiana Area Health Education Center’s mission statement and logo, which will promote the organization throughout Northwest Indiana.
The newly outfitted ambulance was put into service after the unveiling ceremony and will transport patients in Lake, Porter and La Porte counties.
“Our organization is a best kept secret in our region,” said Sandy Behrens, center director for Northwest Indiana Area Health Education Center. “The mission of AHEC is to help build Northwest Indiana’s healthcare workforce. We accomplish this by developing and funding programs to educate, recruit and train, from high school age to working professionals,” she said.
inHealth and NWI AHEC have been strong partners in the region, to develop and provide educational and training resources to help support the healthcare workforce in Northwest Indiana.
“Our ambulances travel all around Northern Indiana, in a way, they act as billboards,” said Ron Donahue, owner of inHealth. “To help spread the word about all the great work charity organizations do for our communities, we donate space on our vehicles to spread their message,” he said. “NWI AHEC is a great partner of inHealth, helping to build the healthcare workforce in our region,” he said.
Father Stephen Kosinski, Lake County Sheriff’s Chaplain, blessed the ambulance at the ceremony.
inHealth is northern Indiana’s local ambulance provider. NWI AHEC is a state and federally funded program focused on local healthcare workforce development. NWI AHEC is a hosted non-profit program hosted by Purdue University Northwest’s College of Nursing.