Intermountain Healthcare has acquired two new ambulances for the fleet at Intermountain Cassia Regional Hospital to ensure that Cassia County has access to the best paramedic emergency medical care possible.
Outfitted with the latest state-of-the-art safety technology for paramedics and patients, the new rigs are now in service.
“These new ambulances are so great for our team and for patient care in the community,” said Keisha Hendrickson, Cassia Regionals Hospital’s ambulance department manager. “They have many safety features to keep our patients and crew safe such as an improved alert system that uses LED lights and vibration, a totally seamless body, and a custom design inside that gives us better equipment and patient access.”
Because they cover many miles of interstate across the extra-large county, Cassia Regional paramedics must travel in some of the worst winter conditions.
That’s why it’s imperative the trucks have the most advanced safety features for all road and weather conditions. These new ambulances are equipped with next generation vehicle suspension and have a patented onboard microprocessor which controls individual components based on various inputs including speed, steering, and wind, giving the occupants the safest ride available.
Body motion injuries are very common for EMS workers. To help reduce injuries caused by heavy lifting, the new ambulances are outfitted with a power load system for the patient stretcher and large oxygen tank that is always kept on-board.
“It’s wonderful to have a hospital in our rural area that is part of a large non-profit health system whose mission is helping people live the healthiest lives possible,” said Mike Blauer, Intermountain Cassia Regional Hospital’s administrator. “Over and over again, we see them invest in our community to give our neighbors, friends and family the best care and tools available.”