Timing and expertise are critical in an emergency. St. Joseph Health Emergency Medical Services is here, providing life-saving medical ground and air transport when families throughout our region need it most.
Linked to the region’s leader in emergency and trauma services at St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital Emergency & Trauma Center in Bryan, Texas, our team of EMTs and Paramedics are trained to provide the best care available, as quickly as possible.
Meet our team
When minutes count, our team of skilled EMTs and paramedics bring you quality care with seamless transport to quality providers of your choice. Trained in the same standards and protocols used by the highest-accredited Emergency & Trauma Center in the region, St. Joseph Health EMS offers expert care patients can trust for stroke, heart attack, and other medical emergencies. Serving thousands of families across six counties, St. Joseph Health EMS offers dependable care and access to the highest standard of care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our EMS team has stations across five counties and provides 911 cover for Burleson, Grimes, and Madison counties, and part of Leon County. The team also provides peak hour service in Austin County to support St. Joseph Health Bellville Hospital. The Communications Center provides dispatch services in Grimes, Madison, and Brazos counties.
Our teams are trained by the best
Our ambulance and AirMed12 teams include paramedics, EMTs, flight medics, and credentialed paramedic shift supervisors, specially trained to intervene medically both in the field and throughout transport.
In addition to earning external certification, our EMS team members receive dedicated academy training in St. Joseph Health Emergency Centers to master our life-saving interventions. This additional training supports ambulance and air medical teams in delivering a consistently high standard of care across the seven counties we serve. It also creates a seamless transition of care for our patients, from the time our EMS teams arrive to our St. Joseph Health Emergency Centers and into other areas of our hospital.
Where it all began
St. Joseph Health created its own Emergency Medical Services team in 1998, on the heels of a study reviewing the future needs of the Brazos Valley. We began our ground service program, picking up 911 contracts in Burleson, Madison, and eventually Grimes and Leon counties. In recent years, we’ve also added transfer-only units in Austin County and at our South College Station Emergency Department.
In 2016, St. Joseph Health launched a new partnership with PHI Air Medical, combining quality emergency care with the capabilities of the country’s leading provider of air medical transport. Today, as one of few health system-operated EMS teams in the state of Texas, St. Joseph Health is able to provide a fluid patient care experience from the patient’s door to our door.
Understand our equipment and protocols for speedy ER treatment
All of our ground units are Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU)-capable, carrying the same medications and diagnostic tools patients are likely to see within the first 15-20 minutes of a visit to an ER. We also offer 12-lead transmission capability, meaning we offer a critical diagnostic aid for patients with chest pain or symptoms of heart attack. Our equipment and protocols are applicable to both pediatric patients and adults in need of emergency care.
Our ambulances travel with at least one paramedic credentialed in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS. All our St. Joseph Health Air Medical team members are critical-care credentialed with years of experience.
Serving our community
Emergency responders throughout the Brazos Valley rely on our expert EMS team for comprehensive training in acute care and trauma intervention, including Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS).
Our team also provides education and emergency medical support for community events, such as concerts and sporting events. Contact us today for more information.
Our EMS team protocols are in line with our Level II Trauma Center in delivery of acute patient care for best outcomes. Our team uses best practices and remains up-to-date on the latest in acute care delivery through our medical director.