MURRAY — Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s ambulance service was recently recognized for receiving the 2021 KYEMSC Voluntary EMS Pediatric Recognition Program by the KY EMS for Children Advisory Committee and the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services.
“We are pleased that for the third year in a row our ambulance service has been recognized for going above and beyond what the state requires in pediatric care. It is a great recognition for our group,” said Marty Barnett, director of Ambulance Service.
KYEMSC has developed the Voluntary EMS Pediatric Recognition Program to recognize EMS bodies that have demonstrated a continued commitment to meet the additional program requirements.
To be accredited, an agency must designate a Pediatric Emergency Coordinator to ensure integration of the unique needs of pediatric patients into all aspects of emergency care, comply with national recommendations for pediatric equipment worn on the ambulance, and participate in community activities aimed at children . There are also requirements for additional pediatric related continuing education and annual demonstration of pediatric skills for all EMTs and paramedics.
Murray-Calloway County Hospital is a 152-bed medical center located at 803 Poplar St. The hospital has served the medical and health care needs of the Western Kentucky region for more than 100 years. Murray Hospital specializes in key areas such as women’s services, surgery, cancer, orthopedics, neurology, psychiatric services, emergency services, and more. Murray-Calloway County Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.