HyLife CEO Grant Lazaruk announced a $125,000 contribution to STARS today at Bethesda Regional Health Centre in Steinbach to support their operations in Manitoba. Joined by Chairman Don Janzen, Lazaruk met with STARS representatives to reveal the addition of HyLife’s logo to the Mobile Education Unit (MEU).
“HyLife has been a proud supporter of STARS since 2013, and it’s an opportunity in which we take great pride. At HyLife, our mission is, ‘we take care of our employees, our customers and our communities.'” said Lazaruk. “By supporting STARS, we can embody the sentiment in our mission and support our core values such as safety, teamwork and respect, which align with STARS’ core values. HyLife has a commitment to take care of the communities in which we live and work, and having STARS as a community partner allows us to extend our support exponentially. HyLife is proud to be a partner in safety with STARS.”
The MEU provides specialized critical care skill training to STARS crews and other emergency care providers throughout Manitoba. It offers medical personnel the opportunity to test and practice their reactions and skills with its human patient simulator, which replicates complex medical and traumatic problems. As the first mobile program of its kind in North America, the MEU has allowed STARS to provide training to almost 500 medical professionals across Manitoba in the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
“HyLife is a vitally important company to Manitoba” said STARS President and CEO Andrea Robertson. “They have shown time and again a belief in giving back to the communities in which they work and live with contributions to dozens of worthwhile causes and organizations.” Robertson added: “This contribution will help to ensure that the next time someone is in need of world-class critical care and rapid transport to hospital, STARS will be there.”