09 Sep Press Release: MedTrust Medical Transport Initiates Preparation for Possible Response to Hurricane Florence
MedTrust Medical Transport Initiates Preparation for Possible Response to Hurricane Florence
Resources being gathered for deployment as needed for hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the Lowcountry and Pee Dee regions
Hanahan, SC (September 9, 2018) – MedTrust Medical Transport, a premier provider of ambulance services in the Lowcountry and Pee Dee regions, has begun its preparations for a possible response to Hurricane Florence.
MedTrust has opened its Emergency Operations Center, from which it will coordinate evacuations and medical transports. Staff has initiated communication with its local hospitals and other healthcare facility partners, to determine how many patients will need assistance, in what fashion, and how best to transport them, if needed.
In addition to the vehicles and staff usually deployed in the state, MedTrust has resources poised to assist from other states, including New Jersey, Indiana, Georgia and Texas. Along with ground vehicles, MedTrust is ready to bring in 10 aircraft to support its efforts.
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency on Saturday, although official evacuation notices have not yet been issued.
Photos of MedTrust’s EOC can be found here.
Further updates on MedTrust’s activities will be issued as events warrant.
About MedTrust Medical Transport
MedTrust Medical Transport is the fastest growing ambulance company in South Carolina serving the Lowcountry and the Grand Strand of South Carolina. Every day our Vision of Improving Patient Outcomes Through Excellence in Mobile Healthcare guides our trained paramedics (over 40% Critical Care credentialed), EMTs, and other professionals working together to transport more than 30,000 patients each year in critical, emergent and non-emergent situations. More than 25 healthcare facilities and four hospital systems entrust their patients to MedTrust. Headquartered in Hanahan with additional offices and bases in Moncks Corner, Walterboro, Georgetown, Murrells Inlet, and Myrtle Beach, MedTrust supports many community organizations and provides onsite and mobile medical support for local professional and college athletic events.