In an emergency every minute counts in providing the best care. At Oconee Memorial Hospital this not only means quality medical care at the hospital, but also wherever emergencies occur throughout our community. As the operator of the county’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS), we respond to all area 911 calls for medical assistance.
Headquartered in the Emergency Medical Services building on the Oconee Medical Campus, our experienced EMS staff is on duty 24 hours a day to respond to 911 medical or trauma related emergencies, emergent and non-emergent inter-facility transports and non-emergent medically necessary transports such as dialysis or physician appointments. Our EMS operates under the medical direction of our emergency department physicians who stay in constant communication to determine whether your best treatment option is our emergency department or another facility.
From cardiac to respiratory care, trauma to transports, more than 45 medics provide both basic and advanced levels of care to area residents. Oconee Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provides ambulance medical transport services along with advanced and basic life support to residents of Oconee County and surrounding communities.
- Serving over 74,000 people
- 625+ square miles of land
- 48+ square miles of water
- High/low angle rescue
- Confined space rescue
- Swift water rescue
- Wilderness medical response
- Hazardous materials
- Vehicle extrication
- Handling radiologic/chemical exposure and decontamination
Congratulations to Oconee EMS on receiving Gold Status for heart attack care!
Oconee EMS received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures to treat patients who experience severe heart attacks. This award recognizes the vital role EMS plays in helping patients receive timely access to appropriate treatments and improving systems of care.