STARS News Release
CCS Corporation donates $100,000 to further STARS daily services
February 28, 2012
CALGARY, ALBERTA (February 28, 2012) – The essential, life-saving services STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society) provides will now be further supported in western Canada thanks to a $100,000 donation from CCS Corporation. “Many of our employees live and work in rural communities, so there is a natural link to support an organization such as STARS,” said John Gibson, president and CEO, CCS Corporation. “The unique ability of STARS air ambulance to provide a rapid response to emergencies and transport injured workers to the appropriate medical facilities is an essential part of our emergency response plans for many of our worksites.”
Deb Close, president, Concord Well Servicing, a division of CCS Corporation, today presented a larger-than-life cheque on CTV Morning Live to Andrea Robertson, president and chief operating officer, STARS, at its airport hangar. “Thank you to CCS Corporation for this very significant contribution to STARS,” said Robertson. “Your support helps us to carry out our daily mission of providing a safe, rapid, highly specialized emergency medical transport system for the critically ill and injured.”
“We are honoured to present this cheque today to the people who make this vital service possible,” said Close. “It’s inspiring to shake hands with the hardworking individuals who commit their time and energy to saving the lives of people who need medical care quickly.”
STARS is a non-profit, charitable organization. About 75 per cent of its funding needs in Alberta are met through donations, like the one from CCS Corporation, and 25 per cent of operational funding through a collaborative agreement with Alberta Health Services. STARS operates in Alberta, but is expanding its services into Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
About CCS Corporation
CCS Corporation is North America’s largest provider of integrated environmental solutions to the oil-and-gas sector. Based in Calgary, Alberta, the privately-held company has more than 4,100 employees with operations across Canada and the United States. Through four major operating divisions, CCS provides customers with a unique, integrated proposition that addresses environmental and waste management issues throughout the oil-and-gas lifecycle, from exploration to abandonment. CCS delivers its comprehensive portfolio of innovative environmental and waste management services through a network of state-of-the-art facilities and an extensive array of specialized assets.
STARS is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides rapid and specialized emergency medical care and transportation for critically ill and injured patients. STARS has been operating since 1985 and has responded to over 21,000 calls from bases in Calgary, Edmonton and Grande Prairie. In 2012, STARS is also expanding to provide critical care and air medical transport from bases in Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
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