Making a Difference in Community Health - The Men and Women of Medic 151
In 1984, Grand View Hospital started the first advanced life support paramedic unit in the region. With approximately five to six medications on hand, we had nowhere near the scope of practice we have now.
Today, Grand View Hospital Emergency Medical Services
Medic 151 responds to more than 8,000 emergency calls each year. Currently, Grand View employs 35 national and state-certified paramedics, pre-hospital registered nurses and emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Grand View’s mobile intensive care unit (MICU) provides emergency lifesaving medical care, treatment and transportation to the boroughs of Perkasie, Sellersville, Silverdale and the townships of East Rockhill, West Rockhill and Hilltown 24 hours per day, 365 days of the year.
Grand View EMS Medic 151 is on the cutting edge of paramedicine. The combination of advances in technology and the highly-trained staff have made great strides in pre-hospital interventions. These advancements allow the providers to act faster, saving more lives.
In addition to celebrating thirty years serving the community, we would like to honor the dedicated EMS providers and their partners who provide lifesaving services on the "front line” during National Emergency Medical Services Week (May 18-24).
- Kathy M. Burkey, RN, MSN
VP and Chief Nursing Officer