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Emergency Medical Services


Medical Center EMS is one of the most critical and visible departments within Med Center Health. Wherever you turn, it seems like you see the ambulances rushing to an emergency or standing by at community events prepared to handle any kind of situation.

It is comforting to know that the men and women of the EMS staff are so close. These extraordinary servants of our community are available at all times to give you life-saving care whenever you are in need.

State and National Recognitions

Medical Center EMS is one of only three EMS services in Kentucky accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS). Accreditation by CAAS is the gold standard for EMS.
Medical Center EMS's Communication Center has attained International Academies of Emergency Dispatch® (IAED™) status as an Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) for its use of the Medical Priority Dispatch System™ (MPDS®). This distinction places it among the very highest-performing emergency dispatch agencies in the world. Learn more.
Medical Center EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award that recognizes its commitment and success in implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer a severe heart attack known as a STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction). Learn more.
In addition, Medical Center EMS has been recognized by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) and its Kentucky EMS for Children (KYEMSC) Pediatric Recognition program as one of seven EMS agencies who go beyond what is required by the state in terms of providing pediatric care.