Emergency/Ambulance

ambulanceThe Morrison Community Hospital emergency department provides emergency care to both adult and pediatric patients within the OSF Region I Trauma Network.  Our highly credentialed staff, including a 24/7 in-house physician and support staff, are always ready to assist, resulting in very minimal waiting times.

Has your department or staff received any awards/certificates/honors?
The emergency department staff is highly qualified and the greatest honor they receive is saving peoples lives.

Why choose us?
The emergency department staff is passionate and highly educated.  We are close to home for many local patients and eliminate their need to drive long distances.  However, we do have many patients that tell us that they travel from other areas because they know they will receive exceptional care here and will have little or no waiting time.  Each patient is treated with compassion, dignity, and respect.

What type of credentials do you or your staff have?
Our emergency department staff takes pride in their work and believes strongly in continual education.  Staff completed Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support training in 2009.

About the Ambulance Service

MCH owns and operates its own ambulance services within the Morrison Community Hospital District.  MCH Ambulance Services is staffed 24/7 and consist of 911 response, emergency and non-emergency transfers, special event standby’s, community education, and prevention activities.

Has your department or staff received any awards/certificates/honors?
Excellence Award from OSF St Anthony Life Flight and Certificate of Excellence from Chicago Childrens Hospital

Special Services

  • Autopulse noninvasive cardiac pump, cardiac life-saving device
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device capability
  • Adult Intraosseous access device (EZ-IO) capability
  • Transport Ventilator capability with RN accompaniment
  • 12 lead ECG interpretation and monitoring

Credentials

The MCH Ambulance Services staff is highly educated and most have provider or instructor certifications in the following areas:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Pediatric Emergencies for Prehospital Professionals
  • Basic and Advanced Disaster Life Support
  • Advanced Hazmat Life Support
  • Advanced Pediatric Life Support
  • Prehospital Trauma Life Support
  • Critical Care Paramedic.

Some Staff members have specialized training in the following areas:

  • Fire Fighters
  • National Registry of EMT’s in EMT-Basic, Intermediate and Paramedic
  • National Incident Command System training in ICS-100, 200, 300, 700, and 800
  • Tactical Medics
  • National registry practical exam evaluator
  • Technical Rescue training
  • Hospital First Receiver Trainer
  • Law Enforcement Officer