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Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Every day, South Shore Health System’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS) supports 10 community fire departments, three private ambulance providers, over 1,000 providers, 3,000 medical professionals and six area ambulatory care sites to provide a high level of medical expertise and service to the people of the South Shore.

South Shore Hospital's EMS has provided care to Weymouth and surrounding communities since 1992, when the hospital championed a “first of its kind” non-transport paramedic program providing Advanced Life Support to over 20 communities on the South Shore. That innovative design system was considered a “model system” in the state with a small number of highly trained and experienced Paramedics.

Today, our team is made up of 70 EMS professionals, two simulation laboratories (one mobile and one fixed) and 10 physical ambulances, which transport over 11,000 patients annually. 

The leadership and innovation of the current EMS system is validated by external peer-nominated awards and distinctions, including:

  • PCI (heart attack) outcomes
  • Level 2 Trauma designation by the American College of Surgeons and the Department of Public Health, in which South Shore EMS was specifically cited for its programmatic strength
  • Magnet nursing accreditation
  • EMS Physician of the Year from the Metro Boston EMS
  • EMS Educator of the Year from Metro Boston EMS
  • EMS Leader of the Year from Metro Boston EMS
  • EMS Nurse of the Year from Metro Boston EMS
  • EMS Innovator of the Year from Metro Boston EMS.

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