City of Sweeny, Texas

Emergency Medical Service (EMS)

The Sweeny EMS and the West Brazos EMS operate from the Sweeny Community Hospital (SCH) in Sweeny. Providing ambulance and emergency medical service to approximately 35,000 people, the EMS serves a combined 1,200-square-mile area that includes Sweeny, Brazoria, the hospital district, and many outlying communities.

The Sweeny/West Brazos EMS operates four ambulances and 15+ full-time employees, including certified paramedics, certified EMT-Intermediates and EMT-Basic certification. SCH has the only ambulances in Brazoria County certified as Mobile Intensive Care Units -- the highest level designated by the Texas Department of Health for EMS organizations. As MICUs, the ambulances have advanced equipment such as cardiac monitors, external pacemakers, and other equipment normally found in hospital emergency departments. Every EMS crew includes at least one certified paramedic.

Many of the EMS personnel are certified to teach a variety of classes (ACLS, PALS, CPR and First Aid), and the hospital offers these as continuing education courses throughout the year. Ambulance service is also available for non-emergency transfers from home for medical office appointments, dialysis, and other transportation needs to and from medical facilities. The EMS also provides transfers from one hospital to other facilities, if requested. A variety of insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, will pay for EMS transport if the ambulance is a medical necessity.

Sweeny Community Hospital began operating an EMS in 1995. When personnel are not busy providing emergency care, the hospital's EMS crews are visible throughout the area, giving flu shots, standing by to provide first aid at local festivals and parades, or participating in school and scouting events throughout the hospital's service area.

SOURCE: Sweeny Community Hospital Web Site, http://www.sweenyhospital.org/ems.html

 

Contact Us

Physical Address

Sweeny EMS

Sweeny Community Hospital

305 N. McKinney Street

Sweeny, TX  77480

 

Telephone

EMS Business Office:  (979) 548-1564

 

Electronic Communication

Web Site:  www.sweenyhospital.org

 

 

 

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If you have an EMS emergency, dial 9-1-1.  To contact the EMS supervisor-on-duty or other personnel, call 979-487-9070.

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