Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
South Shore Hospital EMS is a hospital-based emergency medical service that provides advanced and basic life support, along with emergency and non-emergency ambulance services to the entire South Shore region.
Established in 1992, the service includes more than 60 licensed EMS personnel and a fleet of eight advanced and basic life support ambulances.
South Shore Hospital EMS operational standards function in compliance with standards defined by The Joint Commission, the American College of Surgeons, and the Massachusetts Department of Health.
South Shore Hospital EMS plays a key role in supporting South Shore Hospital’s designation as a Level II Trauma Center and a nationally recognized Chest Pain Center and Primary Stroke Center.
South Shore Hospital’s Department of Emergency Medicine serves as online medical control for regional EMS personnel, providing medical direction, standing orders, and quality assurance via telecommunication mechanisms to EMS providers in the field.