Tag Archives: EMS

Care Center Completes Full Evacuation Drill in Minutes

While it was only a drill, residents and staff of the Scotland County Care Center and volunteers from the local emergency services, got firsthand experience with a complete evacuation of the local nursing home on Thursday, September 20th. “We are required to perform a full evacuation drill once a year,” said Administrator Daisy Murphy. “This […]

Hospital Board Addresses Audit Report Revealing EMS Services  Operating at ‘Substantial Loss’

The Scotland County Hospital Board of Directors met in regular session on Thursday, March 29, 2018.  Those present were Curtis Ebeling,-Chairman (arriving at 6:05 pm), Joe Doubet-Vice Chairman, Judy Wilson-Secretary, Robert Neese- Treasurer, Members: Dwight DeRosear; Lori Fulk (on conference call in). Others present: Randy Tobler, MD, CEO, Jeff Davis, DO, CMO, Michael Brandon, Controller, […]

New 911 Addresses Going Into Effect in Scotland County

Memphis postal customers in rural Scotland County received official notice this week of new 911 addresses that are now officially in effect. The Scotland County Commission with the assistance of Mapping Solutions and the United States Postal Service is near completion of the Scotland County 911 addressing project. Over the past month the new addresses […]

Blessing Hospital Recognizes Four Members of Scotland County Ambulance Crew as Stroke Care Heroes

by Andrea Brassfield Blessing Hospital recently recognized four members of the Scotland County Ambulance Crew as Stroke Care Heroes for achieving “Door to Needle Time for a Stroke Patient in Less than 60 Minutes”.  Erick Byrn, Derek Ambrose, Angie Gilbert, and Rick Hale, were all on the scene at the Jim and Kathy Campbell residence […]

Communication Crucial When Calling for Emergency Services

As a member-driven fire protection service, the Scotland County Fire Corporation depends on annual dues to remain viable, requiring a strict policy of responding only to member emergencies. This policy mandates that when emergencies situations are called in, the dispatch services, prior to calling for a fire department response, must first check the membership log […]

Ambulance Service Personnel to be Staffed in House 24/7

Starting August 31, 2015, Scotland County Hospital Ambulance Department will be staffed on location/in-house 24/7 365 days a year. This staffing change will allow for immediate response to emergent calls within our first due response district, and assistance in the hospital, when requested.  With this staffing change, EMS will arrive in a timelier manner.  This […]

Weapons of Mass Destruction Crisis Training Held at Scotland County Hospital

  Paramedic students Tasha Bunch and Michelle Miller observed Brian Pollard, SCH EMS Supervisor, practice patient intubation.          Recently, Scotland County Hospital’s EMS Department hosted a 2-day course on Medical Management of CBRNE Events.  CBRNE events are considered chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive weapons.  The  course focused on the various mass […]

Pollard Named New Ambulance Service Director

Scotland County Hospital in Memphis has welcomed Brian Pollard, Paramedic, as the Ambulance Service’s new Supervisor.  Pollard comes to SCH from Red Oak, Iowa, where he served as a Captain and EMS Director for a combination Fire Base/EMS system.  “The relationships between Scotland County Hospital, the Ambulance service and the communities we serve will benefit […]

City Square to Be Site of First Annual Kids Safety Day

Police sirens or children’s high-pitched screams of joy. Take your pick, you’ll hear plenty of both on Saturday, June 23rd on the Memphis City Square as the First Annual Kids Safety Day will bring together emergency service providers and lots of entertainment opportunities for the kiddies to help teach youngsters about safety. The event, organized […]

Local Heroes to Be Honored During National EMS Week

During National Emergency Medical Services Week, communities across the nation such as Scotland County, recognize the tremendous role that EMS personnel make to insure the health of  community members. The 24 hours a day, seven days a week dedication is demonstrated rather clearly in this statistic – more than 36 million patients were cared for […]