Harrison County EMS acquires new ambulances

Harrison County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), operated by Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH), is proud to announce the arrival of two new fully equipped ambulances to bolster its fleet of ambulances, ensuring safer and more reliable transportation for patients in need. This comes as part of a strategic effort to replace aging vehicles with high mileage and excessive maintenance requirements, thus enhancing the overall efficiency and effectiveness of EMS operations in the region.

The acquisition of these new ambulances is vital to maintaining the high standard of service that Harrison County EMS, operated by Harrison Memorial Hospital, is known for.

The new ambulances are equipped with state-of-the-art safety features, further enhancing the level of care provided while ensuring the well-being of everyone involved in the transportation process. The inclusion of power equipment such as stretchers and stair chairs will not only improve the safety of EMS staff but also enhance the comfort and care provided to patients during transportation. The safety of both patients and EMS personnel remains a top priority for Harrison County EMS. Being an EMS worker is a physically demanding job. The power-load equipment will improve operator and patient safety by supporting the stretcher into and out of the ambulance. With the average of 3350 emergency calls per year for the county, this will assist in lessening the physical labor for the staff.

In addition to serving the 18,700 residents of Harrison County, Harrison County EMS, operated by Harrison Memorial Hospital, also extends its services through mutual aid to neighboring counties, including Bourbon, Nicholas, Robertson, Bracken, Scott, and Pendleton Counties. The new ambulances will not only benefit the immediate community, but also provide crucial support to surrounding areas during emergencies.

“We are committed to providing the best possible care to our patients, and these new ambulances represent a significant investment to our community,” Kathy Tussey, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer. “By investing in state-of-the-art equipment and vehicles, we are ensuring that our EMS personnel have the tools they need to deliver timely and effective care to those in need.”

This investment in new ambulances comes as part of Harrison Memorial Hospital’s ongoing commitment to maintaining a viable EMS service for the region. By modernizing its fleet and equipment, Harrison County EMS aims to continue providing exceptional care to those in need while remaining at the forefront of emergency medical services in the area.