Services

Emergency Medicine Services (EMS)

Perry County Memorial Hospital EMS offers the highest quality emergency medical services.

Perry County Memorial Hospital began management and operation of this division in 1975, providing service to Perryville and the entire Perry County area.

Ambulances and Staff

PCMH EMS operates a fleet of four ambulances and has two fully staffed ambulances ready 24 hours a day. PCMH 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, Perry County Memorial Hospital's highly trained EMS staff is prepared to administer emergency health care due to intensive and innovative training programs and state-of-the-art equipment.

Achievements

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.

PCMH 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; provide car seat safety checks; do "DWI docudramas" at the local junior and senior high conference; and provide presentations to many schools and day care centers.

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