The problem we solve: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has changed completely, especially in the area I live in (Lancaster, PA). People are waiting extensive amounts of times for EMS response, non-emergency transports either become the main thing an ambulance company focuses on, or cannot handle the mixture of emergency and non-emergent calls. Our biggest solution to this is to make a multi branch company, where one side can focus mainly on non-emergent transports, as well as picking up emergent calls as the secondary unit, and the other side will focus primarily on emergency responses. Additionally, we want to mainstream how patients can request a non-emergent transport, whether through a telephone service, mobile application or our website.
About our solution: We can correct the biggest problem by designating our personnel and units either as emergency and non-emergency will allow for patients to receive the care they deserve without significant wait times. Using a scheduling telephone service, application or website (which we would own and not outsource), patients have the ability to schedule their requested trip while also being aware of free times, or those already booked. Through this service, as well, patients or contractors (nursing homes, etc.) have the ability to speak directly to our crews and/or dispatchers to receive prompt assistance.Progress to date:
Currently, Souther Penn Ambulance Association, established July 2021, is seeking funding. We currently have a Board of Directors and are registered through the IRS and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We were able to create a budget, as well as an estimated profit/loss statements.
Creator: Mackenzie Paris
Education: Columbia Southern University
Bio: I have been involved in emergency services since the age of 14, when I was a Junior Firefighter in Pennsylvania. At the same time, I had pursued my certification as an Emergency Medical Responder, and when I turned 16 I pursed my Emergency Medical Technician. I have been involved in managerial, supervisory, logistical and further administrative positions since I turned 18, as well as being a main contributor to evolving a standalone Quick Response Service into a full Basic Life Support ambulance service in 2017.
Hospital Affiliation: Emergency Medical Services
Title: EMS Chief
CFO, MS in Accounting
Biography: Not Available At This Time
Advanced Degree(s): MS in Accounting
EMS agencies have the priviledge to assist patients in the worst day of their lives. Some medical problems generally can be corrected by a family doctor, however the are a significant amount that are not. When a patient is waiting for an ambulance for a prolonged amount of time, their chances of survival can drop drastically. Being a patient advocate and providing amazing care and customer service is what we want for our community.
Providing immediate and primary care to the sick and injured, hopefully working towards fixing the reason SPAA is called for the patient, prior to the arrival at the Emergency Department.
It allows for medical clinics and centers to have patients arrive for their appointments, hopefully assist patients enough so that they do not need to attend doctors appointments frequently.
Although a necessary service, non-emergent transports have a high reimbursement rate.
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