FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WINTERS POLICE DEPARTMENT
Today’s Date: 07-17-2017
Submitted By: Chief John P. Miller
Phone: (530) 795-2261
Title: Winters Healthcare Partners with Winters Police Department to Provide First
Responder Trauma Packs
Winters Healthcare Community Outreach and Engagement Manager Irene Goya-Tweedt and her
colleagues from Winters Healthcare assembled and delivered thirty First Responder Trauma/First
Aid Packs to the Winters Police Department. Sgt. Kelly Schroeder and Ofc. Alan Pinette came
up with the idea for the trauma packs after the county-wide mass casualty training event hosted
by the Winters Police Department earlier this year and partnered with Winters Healthcare to
develop the concept.
Winters Healthcare was honored to be a part of this process. “Our community’s health and
safety is most important to us. Our officers protect the community members of Winters, so we
want to make sure they are protected as well.” said Irene Goya-Tweedt, Community Outreach
and Engagement Manager at Winters Healthcare. “This collaboration felt like a perfect fit. They
approached us with their mission of ensuring their officers had what they needed in case of an
emergency and we worked together to see that come to fruition.”
Irene worked with her fellow team members Stacey McCall (Director of Operations), Iris Garcia
(Medical Clinic Manager) and Elizabeth Prado (Lead Medical Assistant) to ensure this project
was a success. “We heard what the needs were of the officers and developed packaging to
ensure that the kits had all of the necessary supplies, were easy to open and would fit properly in
the gear that the police officers are wearing.”
The trauma packs are designed to treat one individual and contain a QuikClot sponge (hemostatic
bandage), gauze, bandage wraps, rubber gloves and a tubular tourniquet band. The packs give
Winters police officers the ability to initially treat and control severe bleeding until EMS arrives.
The packs will be in every patrol vehicle as well as carried by the bike patrol officers.
Winters Healthcare is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center dedicated to providing
compassionate care as partners with their community to improve lives and inspire health.
Chief of Police John Miller added, “The Winters Police Department is exceptionally fortunate to
have local organizations, such as Winters Healthcare, that are so readily willing to partner with
us to enhance our ability to better serve our community.”
Pictured (l. to r.) Cpl. Gordon Brown, Irene Goya-Tweedt, Ofc. David Gonzalez, Elizabeth Prado, Stacey McCall, Iris Garcia, Sgt. Kelly
Schroeder, Chief John Miller.
Winters Police Department
702 Main St.
Winters, CA 95694