Published on October 17th, 2016


Pocono Township Chooses St. Luke’s for EMS Coverage

Bartonsville, PA (10/6/2016) – The Pocono Township Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution on Oct. 3 that selected St. Luke’s University Health Network as its primary ambulance responder.

St. Luke’s will provide services to the township from its newly renovated location in Tannersville. The St. Luke’s Emergency and Transportation Services (ETS) ambulance station will serve as the Monroe operations hub for emergency, and non-emergency ambulance transport services. Additionally, this location will be utilized as a center for public safety continuing education and training. Located along 611, just a few miles from the now-open St. Luke’s Monroe Campus, the St. Luke’s Emergency and Tranportation Services team will provide Advanced Life Support Ambulance services to the township which boasts a population of greater than 10,000 and requests approximately 1,800 EMS calls per year.

Additionally, St. Luke’s ETS team will support municipal/public safety employees of Pocono Township by providing the following services:

• Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) courses
• Naloxone (Narcan) training
• Police first responder kits
• Inspection and restocking of municipal first aid kits and AEDs
• First scene rehabilitation during a fire/rescue incident
• Participation in any Pocono Township community events

“With the new hospital, St. Luke’s is raising the bar for quality care in Monroe County,” said Don Seiple, president of St. Luke’s Monroe Campus. “Our paramedics and emergency medical technicians know the residents of not only Pocono Township but also the neighboring communities. With this partnership, St. Luke’s can continue to expand its legacy of providing quality care in the communities we proudly serve.”

The agreement went into effect at 6 pm Tuesday, Oct. 4. For more information about ambulance subscriptions in Pocono Township, please contact St. Luke’s Emergency & Transportation Services at 570-629-2620.

Photo Caption: St. Luke’s Monroe Campus’s Emergency and Transportation Services Team.

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