Sand Draw Ambulance Facility de-staffed as of September 2, 2014
September 1, 2014
At the regular board meeting held on June 18, 2014, the Sublette County Rural Health Care District oficially decided to de-staff the Sand Draw Ambulance facility effective September 2, 2014. The Sublette County Rural Health Care District publicly thanks the staff, industry, county representatives and community members who participated in the process. They are confident this change will bring about enhanced care and services to the whole of Sublette County while allowing them to maintain fiscal responsibility.
Below is the Open Letter of Intent to Industry and the Community for more information regarding this change.
Open Letter of Intent to Industry and the Community
After much discussion with various entities in various settings, the Rural Health Care District Board of Trustees has arrived at the decision to de-staff Sand Draw effective Tuesday, September 2nd.
To facilitate the concerns of lndustry and the county as a whole, it is the intent of the Sublette County Rural Health Care District to offer the following:
-Consultative services to lndustry on the development of internal management of emergency services that will enhance first responder capability. This will include:
-Reassessment of current Sublette Emergency Response Team (SERT) status and capability
-Assistance in the development of policy and protocols that will provide guidelines for activation of emergency services (ie broken finger would be assessed by a First Responder and then transported per private vehicle vs. an explosion requiring implementation of 911 call, First Responder on the scene, initiation of air support, SCRHCD ambulance, Sheriff dept and Fire)
-Collaboration with Air Transport services
-Providing ongoing training and education
-Exploring the possibility of an industry run ambulance service (certified) by the State of Wyoming
-Continuation of response to emergencies wherever they occur throughout the county including industrial sites.
-Enhancement of our level of clinical capability with the addition of paramedic level service.
-Provide additional capability to meet the increased volume of calls related to tourism and outdoor recreation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. This will be accomplished by adding a fourth team 12 hours a day/ 6 days a week during that time period.
-Extend the benefits and/or opportunities that may arise through our affiliations with surrounding hospitals and health systems to lndustry and the community, as appropriate.
The Rural Health Care District is committed to providing the best health care possible while being fiscally responsible. In the ever changing world of health care, we will continually collaborate and explore partnerships with local and regional entities to make that commitment possible.
Laura Clark, Chairman of the Board
Malenda Hoelscher, HCA
Dr. Buck Wallace, EMS Medical Director