Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) refers to the delivery of prehospital care to injured and ill patients. This care is provided through our affiliated agencies that provide both advanced life support and basic life support. We offer EMT and paramedic training, and skill refresher courses.

As a certified supervising hospital and training institution, Community Health Network supervises EMS/fire agencies in Marion, Hamilton and Johnson counties providing medical direction and educational opportunities with the expertise of our EMS educational staff and two talented and dedicated physicians acting as medical directors.

Community Health Network offers EMS education programs for EMTs/paramedics to our affiliated providers as well as the general public. By offering both initial training and continuing education Community Health Network helps affiliated providers fulfill all requirements set forth by the Indiana EMS Commission and National DOT standards.

Training Courses

Community Health Network is phasing out its EMS education program, stepping down its class offerings between now and October 2019. The decision to phase out the program came after a careful review that determined there was not enough demand for the program for Community to be able to sustain it beyond 2019. Regardless, Community remains committed to the EMS services to which it provides medical direction or oversight.

For questions, please call 317-355-2433.

What Is an EMT?

An EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) is a healthcare professional who is trained to provide medical care in the event of medical and/or traumatic emergencies in the pre-hospital setting. The highest skilled pre-hospital provider is the paramedic. Paramedics are licensed healthcare professionals who provide the most extensive pre-hospital advanced life support. 

Outcomes Summary: 2015-2017

Outcome

2017

2016

2015

3-year total

Course Completion*

71%

28%

60%

53%

National Registry Written Exam Successful Completion

100%

100%

92%

97%

National Registry Practical Exam Successful Completion

100%

100%

100%

100%

Positive Job Placement

100%

100%

100%

100%