Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Emergency Medical Services for the Hudson Valley

A speedy response to initial trauma situations

Columbia Memorial Hospital, like the other area hospitals, depends heavily on our Emergency Medical Service providers. These highly-trained individuals very often mean the difference between life and death, and we are proud to have some of the Mid-Hudson Valley’s best responders work with us here at CMH.

EMS providers work in close conjunction with our Emergency Department physicians and are an integral part of the healthcare system. These individuals provide care for our community between home and hospital. Responders are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provide the fastest, highest quality care to our neighbors who are undergoing severe medical emergencies and traumas.

EMS providers initiate advanced cardiac care, advanced stroke care, advanced respiratory care and initial trauma care that save lives of our neighbors and friends. They follow protocols (plans of care) developed by the Regional Emergency Medicine Office (a volunteer group of emergency medical physicians) to meet the specific needs of our community. Our leadership extends into the pre-hospital community, where the ED staff provides medical control for local and regional pre-hospital (BLS and Paramedics) providers. Many of the physicians at Columbia Memorial Hospital serve as Medical Directors for our local EMS agencies.