Good Shepherd Medical Center and Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics have long been recognized as preferred hospitals in the region. A history of caring brought these hospitals together to create a lifesaving partnership called Champion EMS.
With communications and operations located in Longview, Champion EMS serves 13 counties and numerous communities. Champion EMS operates one of the region’s most technologically advanced communication centers. The 911 dispatch service is able to communicate with virtually every public safety agency in Northeast Texas. It’s staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with certified emergency medical dispatchers who will stay on the line and provide emergency care instructions until the ambulance arrives.
Champion EMS has Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) ambulances – the highest level certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The MICU ambulances feature vital life-saving equipment such as advanced life support cardiac monitors and defibrillators, intubation equipment and a full complement of medications and intravenous solutions.
A Champion EMS paramedic provides optimum front-line healthcare when it is needed most. In fact, all Champion EMS paramedics have certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) for heart problems and cardiac emergencies, PreHospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) for trauma emergencies, and Pediatric Education for PreHospital Providers (PEPP) for pediatric emergencies.
The Good Shepherd division of Champion EMS operates ambulance stations in the following East Texas communities:
- Lone Star
- Ore City
- White Oak