Scott & White EMS: Where they’ve been and where they’re going

ems2Scott & White EMS has been in service since 1985. It started out as primary specialty care transport units to provide outlying areas the needed transportation back to Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, TX. The medical transportation has evolved into a larger process and much needed transportation service for the hospital in today’s society. Scott & White Memorial Hospital entered a joint venture agreement with Community EMS, out of Southfield, Michigan, to form what is known today as Scott & White EMS Inc. Currently, Scott & White EMS operates a fleet of 15 ambulances and three wheelchair vans; and covers the emergency services for approximately 1100 square miles to include the majority of Bell County. Scott & White EMS is the exclusive ambulance provider for the City of Temple and provides non-emergent ambulance transportation for patients of the hospital and surrounding nursing facilities.

New in 2010 is the emphasis on a specific Bariatic Unit complete with all necessary equipment to handle the bariatric population. This is complete with patient transfer devices and a “true” bariatric stretcher capable of handling 1600 pounds. This service, in conjunction with the Critical Care capabilities, is a positive step toward caring for obese patients in our region. Until now, the closest bariatric units would routinely provide this area with an approximate four hour estimated time of arrival. This makes Scott & White the only bariatric service from Dallas to South Austin. If your community group is interested in a demonstration, please contact SWEMS at 254-724-7476.

Also in 2010 Scott & White EMS has entered the final stages of the application process and has already been provided a mock site review with the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS). Once completed, Scott & White EMS will be part of an exclusive group composed of only five services in the State of Texas that are accredited to this standard. With the management staff of Community EMS, Medical Direction of Scott & White Emergency Department, and the entire family of Scott & White EMS staff members, this year is promising to be the best year Scott & White EMS has ever seen.

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Scott & White EMS: Where they’ve been and where they’re going