Peerless Technologies Corporation is proud to sponsor the U.S. Air Force’s first Critical Care Training Center at Kettering Health’s Soin Medical Center, bringing together classrooms, simulation labs, and the opportunity for Air Force Medical Technicians to hone their skills in an intensive care unit.

Air Force clinical staff and students will work alongside Kettering Health doctors and nurses, with trainees helping care for patients in Soin Medical Center’s intensive care units, emergency departments and other care areas. Students in the four-week course will gain 100 clinical hours as part of their training and help care for two ICU beds.

“The whole idea is to tune (students) up so they can be part of a care team or surgical team stateside or worldwide,” said Maj. Kyle Perry, Branch Chief, Enlisted Critical Care Course. “Programs like this are tremendous in giving real-world experience.”

On Sept. 1, 2021, Peerless executives toured the 4,000-square-foot facility, set to formally open in November 2021. The donation from Peerless helped fund construction and operation of the training center, which is located in space donated to the Air Force by Kettering Health. The first cohort of students will arrive in April 2022.

“We’re proud to do our part to help the Air Force and the community,” said Peerless President Andrea Kunk. “These students are taking on great responsibilities, and I think Peerless, as a good corporate citizen, has a responsibility to help.”

With 10 courses per year planned, Perry and 11 staff trainers and clinicians will help train up to 100 students per year for the Air Force in a needed career field.  

“They save lives,” Perry said.