Collaboration Offers Seamless Emergency Medical Care for Residents
Middleburg Hts., OH
(Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017)– Olmsted Township has selected Southwest General Health Center to
provide medical control for its Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel.
This collaboration will provide Olmsted Township Fire Department EMS with
quality continuing education and ongoing training, both in the field and
at the hospital.
Under the new agreement, Olmsted Township EMS staff will meet monthly with
the Southwest Area Fire and Emergency Services (S.A.F.E.S.) committee
and Southwest General representatives to chart the overall direction for
EMS operations and patient care for Township residents.
“Southwest General and Olmsted Township have a long history of collaborating
to promote the health and wellness of community residents. We look forward
to continuing this relationship by providing support and education for
members of the Olmsted Township Fire Department,” said William A.
Young, Jr., president and chief executive officer, Southwest General.
“By working together, we can meet the community’s needs for
high-quality emergency medical care and provide a seamless experience
for patients from community to hospital.”
Additionally, Olmsted Township Fire Department EMS will participate in
monthly meetings coordinated by Southwest General for all fire departments
under its medical control. The meetings offer an opportunity for evaluation
of patient care, protocols, new equipment and procedures to foster cohesive
and up-to-date patient care.
According to Pat Kelly, Fire Chief of the Olmsted Township Fire Department,
“We are fortunate to have the backing of a hospital, such as Southwest
General, which maintains strong relationships with area Fire Departments
and is proactive in providing education and training for our firefighter/paramedics.”
For more information, or to speak with a hospital representative, contact
Caroline Fienga, interactive media and public relations specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-816-6723.
About Southwest General
Southwest General is a private, not-for-profit, 350-bed acute care facility
located in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Founded in 1920, Southwest General
is home to nationally recognized physicians with full access to state-of-the-art
technology. Southwest General has a deep commitment to providing personalized
care and building a healthy future for the patients, families and communities
it serves. For more information, visit swgeneral.com or find Southwest
General on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.