Menifee Valley Medical Center is scheduled to host a training program from July 17th – July 27th for those seeking to volunteer for the Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southwest Riverside County. TIP is currently recruiting volunteers to serve on their emergency response crisis team and is seeking to expand services to Hemet, Menifee, and surrounding communities.
In response to scenes of sudden or unexpected death and other traumatic incidents, TIP volunteers are called by local police, fire, medical, and hospital personnel to provide emotional and practical support to family, friends, witnesses, and victims. TIP volunteers work closely with Menifee Valley Medical Center and other emergency responders in the region.
“Our mission is to provide emotional first-aid to survivors of tragedy to help ease their immediate suffering and facilitate long-term recovery,” said Magda Stewart, CEO of the Trauma Intervention Program of Southwest Riverside County. “We are grateful to Menifee Valley Medical Center for partnering with us to host the training program and encourage anyone who is interested in volunteering to attend.”
“Menifee Valley Medical Center staff rely on TIP volunteers to provide critical support services to our patients and their families,” said Tim Clark, Chief Operating Officer of Menifee Valley Medical Center. “We look forward to welcoming the new volunteers and hope this training program will encourage even greater community participation.”
The training will take place at Menifee Valley Medical Center, located at28400 McCall Blvd., Menifee, CA 92825.
Dates, times, and requirements for the July 2019 TIP training are as follows:
- Wednesday, July 17th from 6 PM – 9 PM
- Friday, July 19th from 6 PM – 9 PM
- Saturday, July 20th from 9 AM – 5 PM
- Sunday, July 21st from 9 AM – 2 PM
- Tuesday, July 23rd from 6 PM – 9 PM
- Wednesday, July 24th from 6 PM – 9 PM
- Friday, July 26th from 6 PM – 10 PM
- Saturday, July 27th from 9 AM – 2 PM
- Must be 16 years of age
- Clean driving record
- Clean criminal background
- 36-hours in-class training
- 3-month field training
- Reliable vehicle
- Access to a computer
Volunteers can sign up for the training by registering online atwww.tipswrc.orgunder the How You Can Helptab, or by attending the firsttraining session on July 17th, 2019 at 6 PM. There is a $50 fee to offset the cost of the training manual, which includes fingerprint scanning, snacks, drinks, and lunch for both Saturdays. Once the training is completed, each volunteer is required to volunteer for three 12-hour on-call shifts per month, along with attending a monthly continuing education meeting.
Menifee Valley Medical Center is part of the KPC Health system of hospitals. KPC Health owns and operates a group of integrated healthcare delivery systems consisting of acute care hospitals, Independent Physician Associations, medical groups, and various fully integrated multi-specialty medical facilities. KPC Health’s current system of hospitals includes seven full-service acute care hospitals located throughout southern California. In addition, KPC Health recently received court approval to acquire four California hospitals, and seven long-term acute care hospitalsand two skilled nursing facilities located in Kansas, Utah, Mississippi, Arizona, Louisiana, and Texas. Once finalized, these acquisitions will bring KPC Health’s integrated healthcare system to 20 facilities nationally.