Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Lab Update

The MIH Catheterization Lab has been retuned to full capacity!

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Bon Secours Access Center Opens!Picture1 copy

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Re: Bon Secours Access Center Launch June 5th, Hampton Roads Market

Good Afternoon,

We wanted to share some exciting news regarding a new service that will increase access to care for our patients, providers, and our community. Bon Secours is proud to launch the Bon Secours Access Center for our Hampton Roads Market next week on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019.

The Bon Secours Access Center is your single source for all acute to acute patient transfers and acute direct admissions into, within, or outside of Bon Secours. The Bon Secours Access Center will be staffed 24/7 with experienced registered nurses to facilitate patient placement and to arrange transportation. Our goal is to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place and at the right time. 

The Bon Secours Access Center is staffed by Bon Secours employed nurses with diverse credentials and background experiences including emergency medicine and critical care. The service is available to Bon Secours physicians and providers, as well as any outside community provider or facility. There is no charge to utilize this service for the provider or patient. All calls are recorded and the entire process is documented to ensure timely feedback and appropriate follow-up.

Starting June 5th, you will have access to this new comprehensive service to transfer or direct admit your patients. We encourage you to begin using the Bon Secours Access Center by dialing 1-888-478-6596.

We would also encourage you to share your feedback with us. Your insights and experience with our access center will help to shape the future of this program as we grow this service to be good help to those in need.

Sincerely,

Kate Brinn, MHA                                  Picture2

Vice President, Strategic Operations                                     

Bon Secours Hampton Roads

Dear Partners,

Thank you for embracing the effort made by PEMS to provide Continuing Education (CE) and Auxiliary Programs (AUX) in the PEMS Region over the last two years. You worked diligently and offered outstanding education and training, much that would not have been available without the funding by OEMS.  Because of your efforts, PEMS was in the top 3 performing regional councils, providing quality EMS education through this program across the Commonwealth.

We regret to inform you that PEMS has been notified that the Office of EMS has discontinued this program effective July 1, 2019.  In its place, OEMS will be contracting directly with Education Coordinators across Virginia to provide EMS Continuing Education. As such, the Peninsulas EMS Council will not be contracting for EMS CE and Auxiliary training programs after June 30th, 2019.

In an email sent to EMS Coordinators across the Commonwealth during EMS week, the Virginia Office of EMS stated:

“These contract employees will work under the direction of the Division of Accreditation, Certification and Education to provide innovative continuing education programming for the more than 35,817 certified EMS providers who serve the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia. This new approach to continuing education will allow these educators the autonomy to conduct education on topics of local need and interest as well as ensure that a core set of courses covering state identified topics based on emerging trends and data are made available to EMS providers.

 “Our new focus on providing cutting-edge continuing education, at no cost to our providers or agencies, will enhance the collective knowledge base and permit us an opportunity to fine tune continuing education offerings based on data-driven science from our extensive patient care database.”

The Office will be ramping up these educational opportunities statewide over the next several months with approximately 21 educators strategically placed across the Commonwealth.


Again, PEMS is grateful for your continued support as we continue to work together to build a comprehensive, coordinated, effective and efficient regional EMS delivery system.   If you have any questions concerning the new EMS CE initiative, please contact Mr. Chad Blosser, Virginia Office of EMS  at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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2017 Protocols CoverThe 2019 Patient Care Protocols, Policies & Procedures are now live. 

The PEMS Protocol App should update automatically the next time you open it while connected to the internet. 

For electronic versions of the protocols, click on the Protocol Page of the PEMS website here!

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