Mercy Health-St. Rita’s recruiting LifeFlight team members

LIMA — Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center has partnered with Ohio Means Jobs Allen County to recruit new team members. A federal health care grant was received from the Department of Labor in July of 2021. The goal is to assist employers in filling in employment gaps.

Mercy Health is beginning an EMT LifeFlight training program this October.

”Through the grant, we are able to assist with things such as training accounts for individuals to go back to school,” said Tova Brunk, Ohio Means Jobs program coordinator. “The priority for the grant is Allen County residents or individuals working for Allen County health care employers. We are partnering on this grant with Mercy Health so we can assist in paying for these EMTs to go back.”

In addition, Mercy Health is creating a new EMT program to hire students following graduation. Ohio Means Jobs plans to reimburse Mercy Health 50% of the EMT’s wages while they are in the program.

For more information about the program and to apply, visit