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Johnson Memorial Hospital Launches New Emergency Medical Services

STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn. — Johnson Memorial Hospital officials announced that Trinity Health Of New England Mobile Healthcare has established a branch location at Johnson to provide emergency medical services (EMS).

Trinity Health Of New England Mobile Healthcare now has one ambulance available 24/7 on the Johnson campus. Plans call for adding a second ambulance and two non-transport paramedic intercept vehicles to serve the needs of the local community. Johnson is also the sponsor hospital for EMS currently operating in the region.

The new Trinity Health Of New England Mobile Healthcare ambulances will allow Johnson to provide inter-facility and critical-care transfers at the hospital. As a result, patients who are critically ill or need a higher level of care will be transferred more quickly. The ambulances will also be used to transfer patients being discharged from Johnson to another facility or their home.

At the same time, the resources will assist, when available, surrounding communities where advanced life-support services may be limited by the number of available paramedics at any given time and the vast geographic area these providers serve.

“Johnson Memorial Hospital has long fostered a culture that supports safe, high-quality patient care and service excellence,” said Dr. Robert Roose, chief administrative officer of Johnson Memorial Hospital and Mercy Medical Center. “The new addition of emergency medical services is the latest example of this commitment to our patients, their families, the Stafford Springs community, and the surrounding area.”