STARS: Special Needs Tracking & Awareness Response System

    The STARS program helps coordinate and coach ambulance districts, fire districts and community hospitals to recognize the special needs of children patients inside their coverage area and undergo the appropriate, specialized training to care for these patients’ special medical needs. The goal is to have pertinent patient information in the hands of the medical professionals before they even arrive at the patient’s side. This way they can provide the care needed immediately and skillfully. Ultimately, this decreases anxiety, pain, and unnecessary measures for the patient. It also decreases stress on the healthcare provider. The goal is to achieve better outcomes for patients, faster.