Samaritan Hospital in cooperation with Macon County Ambulance District offers the highest quality emergency medical services to our community.
Macon County EMS operates a fleet of four ambulances and has two fully staffed ambulances ready 24 hours a day. EMS employs highly trained Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians with advanced skills in trauma, cardiac and pediatric care. Responding to more than 2,000 requests for emergency service per year, our highly trained EMS staff is prepared to administer emergency health care due to intensive and innovative training programs and state-of-the-art equipment.
A 12-lead (multi-lead) EKG program that includes initial training of all paramedics and ongoing refresher training in acquisition, and interpretation of data. This program furthers our goal of expediting care for a patient suffering acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). Our approach with 12-Lead EKG and out-of-hospital cardiac care is to reduce the time to intervention and thereby significantly improve outcomes.
Established a First Responder Automatic External Defibrillator program.
EMS staff members are not only leaders in the field, but they are also leaders in the communities they serve. They volunteer their time to many committees, boards and emergency service agencies; teach community CPR and AED courses and CERT classes; do "DWI docudramas" at the local junior and senior high school; and provide presentations to many schools and day care centers.
Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week/365 days a year