Schuyler County and Cayuga Health are pleased to announce that Schuyler Emergency Medical Service (EMS), operated by Cayuga Health Transport (CHT), is offering mutual aid, at the request of Tyrone Volunteer Fire Department, starting today.
Schuyler EMS will launch full operations for Schuyler County’s residents on January 2, 2023. The community service is made possible through a contract between Cayuga Health and Schuyler County, for Cayuga Health Transport to provide ambulance service in Schuyler County. The contract will provide increased access to ambulance and other emergency medical services for local residents. The goals for the service staffed by emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics include quick response times, quality care, and operational efficiency, sustainability, and innovation.
Schuyler EMS ambulances will be dispatched through the county 911 system from stations in Watkins Glen, Odessa and Tyrone. An Open House/Ribbon Cutting will be held next month so that the public can view the rigs and meet staff.
“Cayuga Health is excited to leverage our experience providing quality care to our communities, to deliver emergency medical services that meet the needs of our residents, using national benchmarks as a guide,” says Rebecca Gould, President of Schuyler Hospital, and Assistant Chief Financial Officer for Cayuga Health System.
“Cayuga Health System has been a strong and valued partner for the county through every step of the COVID-19 pandemic. When we looked at all our options for emergency medical services, it was clear building on this relationship with Cayuga Health would yield us the optimal care and service for our county,” says Fonda Chronis, Schuyler County Administrator.
About Cayuga Health
Cayuga Health (CH) has two hospitals, Cayuga Medical Center, and Schuyler Hospital, as well as a multi-specialty group, Cayuga Medical Associates, and a network of over 400 providers with Cayuga Health Partners. Combined employment, including affiliated organizations, is over 2,500 employees serving multiple counties throughout Central New York and the Finger Lakes Region. Visit www.cayugahealth.org for more information.