Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital (EWCH) has partnered with Prestige Transport to provide patient transfers to and from facilities in outlying counties. This partnership will relieve the strain on local Emergency Medical Services (EMS), allowing them to stay within their communities in the event there is an emergency situation to which they must respond.
Prestige Transport is available to provide transfers for EWCH patients who require care at an outlying facility. This service is also offered to patients who are discharged from outlying facilities who need transportation back to the western North Carolina area.
“Our new partnership with Prestige Transport will allow local EMS teams to stay within their respective counties, providing essential emergency response services to local residents,” said EWCH Senior Manager of Facilities and Support Services Wesley Phillips, CHFM. “This is a win for EWCH, local EMS and the western North Carolina community.”
Prestige Transport employs 22 local individuals whose qualifications include basic emergency medical technician (EMT), advanced EMT, paramedic and critical care paramedic. The Prestige team will also participate in skill practices within specific locations at EWCH so they can assist the hospital staff in times of need.
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