AMR now imparting emergency clinical services to Swisher County
TULIA, Texas (KFDA) – The ambulance vans, EMT’s and paramedics in Swisher County all have a brand new look this month after Tule Creek EMS formally entered into a contract with American Medical Response.
“We will run all of their non-911 and inter-facility transfer,” said Amarillo Medical Services Chief Will Hendon. “So basically they’ll surrender the preceding license that they had beneath Tule Creek EMS, it will likely be surrendered to the country, and they will now accomplice with American Medical Response DBA Amarillo Medical Services to run that agreement.”
All emergency responders who desired to switch from Tule Creek EMS had been capable of achieving this.
“We completely transitioned all of their employees that desired to come back over and go to work for American Medical Response,” stated Hendon. “Each and each one of these personnel have transitioned are now employees of AMR and Amarillo Medical Services.”
AMR provided the medical institution-based EMS with one, completely-prepared Mobile Intensive Care Unit and one reserve unit.
“We have one completely-deployed ambulance at all times with a group manning that unique ambulance for the 911 response,” said Hendon. “Should that preliminary team get despatched on a name, then we have any other unit in reserve that’s to be had to take another 911 name ought to it come in.”
Swisher County Memorial Health System decided to partner with AMR because of the monetary warfare of keeping Tule Creek EMS.
“Partnering with AMR, we’ve got two new vehicles, the system is new,” said CEO of the Swisher County Memorial Health System Luke Brewer. “We feel like with upgraded device, quicker reaction time, that the community can be better served.”
Other emergency scientific offerings bought out by using AMR in recent years encompass ones in Borger, Fritch and Dalhart.
“Typically they’re a bit remoted,” said Hendon. “Those men don’t have the strength of a nationwide EMS like American Medical Response.”
Hendon said this new partnership would permit the Swisher County Memorial Health System to higher consciousness on health centre care while AMR takes care of all ambulance services for the county.
“This is in no manner an exchange of the level of provider provided,” he stated. “It’s simply a change inside the name on the aspect of the ambulance.”