Emergency Medical Services (EMS)/Alarm

The Montgomery County Hospital District Emergency Medical Service providesMCHD-21 (2) emergency and non-emergency ambulance transport for the citizens and visitors of Montgomery County, Texas. Covering 1,100 square miles and a population of more than 500,000, the agency responds to about 50,000 calls for assistance each year.

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EMS units are strategically placed to most effectively cover the calls. MCHD’s 22 EMS stations house 22 ambulances, four supervisors and one Advanced Life Support Squad. Additionally, 18 partnering fire departments operate 55 fire stations to provide rapid response Basic Life Support and defibrillation.

TMCHD -9 (3)he MCHD Board of Directors has mandated superior quality for Emergency Medical Services by setting increasing standards for the entire community. This ensures that all citizens receive proper and efficient care in their time of crisis.

 

 

EMS Director – Jared Cosper (936) 523-1199 – jcosper@mchd-tx.org

EMS Assistant Director – Kevin Nutt (936) 523-1118 – knutt@mchd-tx.org

 

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The Montgomery County Hospital District’s EMS was awarded the 2013 Provider of the Year Award.

Annually, at the Texas EMS Conference, the Office of EMS and Trauma Systems honor an organization that exemplifies the best that EMS/trauma systems have to offer. Montgomery County Hospital District’s EMS was given this prestigious award for demonstrating leadership in EMS patient care, public access, medical control, disaster preparedness, public education and training. “This is additional proof to what we already know,” said Randy Johnson, CEO. “MCHD EMS is the best in Texas. Montgomery County is fortunate to have the most talented paramedics and support staff in the state. I am honored to be associated with this organization.”

 

More than medics – Alarm Center

Alarm Manager – Matthew Walkup (936) 523-1190 – mwalkup@mchd-tx.org

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Our medics are the most visible part of what we do, but they would be powerless without the rest of the team.  2

 

MCHD ALARM, a dispatch center for Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services and Conroe Fire Department has been officially awarded, Emergency Fire Dispatch Accreditation by the National Academy of Emergency Fire Dispatch.  This recognition was accomplished by submitting and formally documenting and describing all the Accreditation requirements – “twenty points of Accreditation excellence.”

At present time, MCHD ALARM is now the only dual-accredited dispatch center in Texas with both Fire and Medical Accreditations and among only 21 centers worldwide.  ALARM dispatches for a service area of 1,100 square miles, with a population of 500,000, including processing 50,000 calls for service per year and ability to communicate in more than 200 languages.  “It is a great honor to work with all of you in ALARM and this Accreditation highlights your professionalism, dedication, and commitment to the citizens of Montgomery County and Texas.” Matthew Walkup – Alarm Manager

 

“Our success as an Accredited Center goes to MCHD call-takers. Each one of our calltakers maintains an individual compliance score over 95% every single month. Their passion for excellence is what steers the MCHD Alarm center to be an Accredited Center of Excellence and provide the best possible pre-arrival care for the citizens of Montgomery County”,  said Lois Clancy,  Training QA/QI Supervisor.

 

“These standards were designed to identify and recognize communication centers that were committed to providing the highest level of patient care and professionalism.  For me, this recognition validates what I already knew which is that MCHD is an organization with its focus on saving lives and continuously looks for ways to offer and improve industry leading patient care”,  said Clancy.