As EMS Awareness Week comes to a close, Ascension Saint Thomas Emergency Medical Services (STEMS) is celebrating expanded service in Middle Tennessee with the addition of two highly anticipated new ambulances. Both are equipped with critical care capabilities and will be staffed with critical care paramedics.
One ambulance is newly stationed at Ascension Saint Thomas River Park in McMinnville to serve Warren County 24/7 and provide transport as-needed to and from hospitals in surrounding counties. A second ambulance is now stationed at Ascension Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital in Centerville to serve Hickman County 24/7 and, similarly, will provide as-needed transport to and from neighboring counties. Both ambulances will reduce the burden on existing county emergency medical services and will save lives by reducing response times.
"Ascension Saint Thomas and STEMS are committed to improving access to timely, high-quality care for all Middle Tennesseans," said Neal Kelley, regional president, Ascension Saint Thomas. "We are confident that, with these new ambulances, we are better equipped than ever before to serve our rural communities."