Saint Francis Healthcare Selected to Provide EMS Services for the Dover Area

Saint Francis Healthcare, operator of the only hospital-affiliated ambulance service in Delaware, has signed a contract with the City of Dover to provide EMS services to the area, effective April 1.

Saint Francis staff will serve Dover and the Greater Dover area, collaborating with the city’s fire and police department first responders as well as Advanced Life Support paramedics. The new contract also includes Basic Life Support ambulance units, which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each ambulance is equipped with two Emergency Medical Technicians. In addition, 12-hour power units will run every day of the week during high-need times.

The Saint Francis Health EMS contract also brings new jobs to the area. Twenty EMTs, four shift supervisors, and one manager have been hired. “These employees began specialized training last month at a 4-week EMS Academy, preparing them for the job,” says Chief M. Scott Bundek, who is leading the training program. "We are proud to serve this expanded area together in collaboration with local First Responders."

For more information about Saint Francis Healthcare, visit www.stfrancishealthcare.org.

About Saint Francis Healthcare

Saint Francis Healthcare, a Member of Trinity Health—the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system—includes a 219-bed hospital, numerous outpatient services, a primary care physician network and home health services; is a member of the Jefferson Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network; offers the shortest ER wait time in New Castle County; is a state-designated and American College of Surgeons (ACS) verified Level III Trauma Center; is the basic life support EMS provider for the City of Wilmington; and partners with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children for Level II neonatology care and with Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Saint Francis Healthcare is affiliated with the Saint Francis Foundation and Saint Francis LIFE (Living Independently for Elders), Delaware’s only PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) model. To learn more, please visit: http://www.stfrancishealthcare.org./