The Providence Medical Center ambulance is a hospital-based ambulance service providing 24-hour service. It is available by calling 911. This service is licensed by the State of Nebraska as an Advanced Life Support Service. Nurses and emergency medical technicians provide the crew on every ambulance or rescue event. Most of the registered nurses and licensed practical nurses at PMC have an additional license as an emergency medical technician. Shown in photo above (back row from left) Karen Kwapnioski, Ron Wriedt, Tom Schmitz, Shawn Pearcy, Mark Tietz, Karlene Meyer, Linda Young, Jacey Schwartz (no longer with PMC), Maria Andrade and Rogina Buhrman. Front row (from the left) Val Hangman, Teri Davis, Erica Diedeker, Pam Matthes, Peg Grosz, Jill Karsky and Connie Mann.
All ambulances are adequately equipped to provide immediate emergency treatment until the patient can be transported to the hospital. These same ambulances and crew provide advanced life support services during emergency or non-emergency transfers to hospitals providing a higher level of care, or for tests not available at PMC. If an emergency situation exists, physicians at PMC may contact Mercy Air Care at Sioux City, Iowa, or Lifenet Air Care at Norfolk and/or Omaha, Nebraska, for helicopter transport to a hospital providing a higher level of care. Ambulance services may be contacted by calling 402-375-7984.
Ambulance drivers at Providence Medical Center include (from left) Scott Brogren, Ron Wriedt, Mark Tietz, Tom Schmitz, and Jacob Davis. Not pictured are drivers Shawn Pearcy and Tyler Johnson.
Each of the seven, members of the ambulance team are trained in specific defensive driving courses geared toward ambulance operation, and are also emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who can assist medical personnel who accompany them on each call.