STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn. — Plans to launch new Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at Johnson Memorial Hospital are moving forward thanks to recent approval from the Connecticut Office of Emergency Medical Services. The announcement comes as the hospital marks National EMS Week, May 21-27.
Trinity Health Of New England Mobile Healthcare will establish a branch location at Johnson with the ownership and operation of two ambulances and two non-transport paramedic intercept vehicles to better serve the needs of the local community. Johnson is the sponsor hospital for EMS currently operating in the region.
The new Trinity Health Mobile Healthcare ambulances will allow Johnson to fulfill unmet need for interfacility and critical-care transfers at the hospital without relying on the availability of ambulance services based in nearby towns. 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.
The new Trinity Health Mobile Healthcare ambulances and non-transport vehicles are expected to be on the road in the next few months. Trinity Health Mobile Healthcare is currently recruiting qualified EMS staff for this new service. For a complete list of available positions, visit www.trinityhealthofne.org/ems-careers.