Redmond Regional Medical Center Celebrates Menlo EMS Station Opening
October 04, 2011
Menlo, GA; A ribbon cutting ceremony in conjunction with the Chattooga County Chamber of Commerce and Rome Chamber of Commerce was held at the new Redmond EMS station located at 2963 Georgia Highway 337, Menlo, Georgia. The new station joins three other EMS locations in Chattooga County, one in Summerville, one in Gore and the soon to open station in Trion. Changes of note since the April transition of ownership to Redmond from the county include two additional ambulances to the Chattooga County fleet, response times lessened from over 10 minutes to around 8 minutes, 22 new jobs created and extended hours of operation at the Redmond Family Care at Trion Clinic.
Robert Early, EMS Director says, “It is exciting to open this station as previously, trucks had to travel a good ways to make it to patients in this area. The expanded coverage directly contributes to our overall reduced response times and essentially, lives saved.”
The Menlo EMS station will also operate as a first aid clinic for minor emergencies such as burns and scrapes. The station includes a small exam room to care for walk-in patients 24/7.
Redmond Regional Medical Center is a 230 bed facility, serving as a referral source for all of northwest Georgia and parts of Alabama. Including its healthcare partners, Redmond has over 245 physicians with more than 30 specialties and a support staff of approximately 1,300 associates.
Making excellent medical care convenient and available is Redmond’s first priority. With outstanding medical care and attention available 24/7, the hospital offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient programs, many of which are unique to the northwest Georgia region. Redmond offers a full service cardiology product line and is nationally recognized as a top cardiac care center. Other areas of excellence include emergency care, orthopedics, vascular care, an inpatient rehabilitation unit and more. For additional information on Redmond Regional Medical Center, visit the Redmond website at www.redmondregional.com.
Pictured: Herbert Dodd, Chattooga County Redmond EMS Director, Robert Early, Redmond EMS Director, Jason Winters, Chattooga County Commissioner, John Quinlivan, Redmond CEO, Theresa Canada, Mayor of Menlo and Barbara Massey Reese, State Representative