Mar 19, 2013
BRMC Now Offering Free Community Paramedic Mobile Healthcare
Baxter Regional Medical Center has recently implemented the new
Community Paramedic Mobile Healthcare Program. This free program is part of an effort to reduce unnecessary 911 calls
or non-emergent visits to the BRMC Cline Emergency Center. The goal of
the new Community Paramedic Mobile Healthcare Program is to not only reduce
the strain on the emergency system, but to provide the patient more appropriate
healthcare rather than overly utilizing the Cline Emergency Center.
Once a patient is enrolled, they will receive regularly scheduled home
visits by one of our Advanced Practice Paramedics, who will provide a
medical assessment, review prescribed medications to be sure they are
being taken and taken correctly, and ensure that a follow-up is being
done with an assigned primary care provider. It is also an opportunity
for the licensed professional to assess the home environment for safety
issues along with providing often much-needed social interaction for the patient.
Another portion of the program will be the continued standby medical service
at community events. BRMC has provided an ambulance and crew for public
events for many years, according to Gerald Cantrell, Director of Ambulance
Services at BRMC. Requests for the service can now be submitted online.
To request standby medical service by the BRMC Community Paramedic Mobile
Healthcare Program, please
The programand#39;s medical director is Cline Emergency Center physician
Dr. Brad Schulz. For more information about the Community Paramedic Mobile Healthcare
Program or to enroll, call (870) 508-RISK (7475) or email