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Learn more about the standard hospital charges for Prosser Memorial Health relevant to the CMS guidance here.

Community Paramedic Program

Our Community Paramedic Program is a unique program that utilizes specially trained individuals to provide home visits in western Benton County and the Lower Yakima Valley for patients at high risk for complications after a recent illness, injury, or medical procedure.  

Bridging the Gap Between Home and Hospital

 

Welcome to Prosser Memorial Health. My name is Tyler Platt and I am the Director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS).  I have been a member of the EMS team for 4 years.  On this web page you will find information regarding the ambulance services provided by the Emergency Medical Services team.  Prosser is the center of Wine Country for Eastern Washington.  With that, our population grows exponentially during the Spring and Summer months.  We respond each year to more than 2000 calls for service including, motor vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, swift water and back-country emergencies.  Providing Western Benton County and the Lower Yakima Valley with primary 911 treatment and transportation to local area hospitals.  Secondarily, we also respond to areas of Klickitat County and provide mutual aid to our neighboring communities such as Benton City and Paterson.  We are staffed 24/7/365 with a minimum of 1 paramedic and 1 EMT per ambulance with the capabilities of providing Advanced Life Saving procedures to all of our patient's as needed.  Our team members care for each of our patients as if they were part of our own family, with a commitment to providing excellence in everything we do. 

Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any concerns or questions regarding the care you have received from PMH EMS. 

Sincerely, Tyler Platt

The Community Paramedic Program is just one of many ways Prosser Memorial Health is improving the health of our community. This program:

  • Provides Care for Our Most Vulnerable Citizens

    by providing better care through additional monitoring and education. 

  • Promotes Health & Wellness

    by identifying conditions before they become a crisis.

  • Helps Lower Healthcare Costs

    with medication review, reinforcement of provider instructions, and disease education that collectively help prevent hospital readmissions.

  • Ensures Healthy Living Arrangements

    through regular assessments of patients' living situations and referral to community resources.

  • Eliminates Barriers to Care

    by encouraging follow up and addressing factors that might prevent it.

What are some examples of patients that community paramedics see?

Community Paramedics are capable of seeing most any type of patients, both adults and children. Common visits include patients with congestive heart failure and patients who have had a stroke or a recent surgical procedure.

How do I enroll in the Community Paramedic Program?

Talk to your provider about a referral to the Community Paramedic Program or call 509-786-4669 for more information.

What training does a community paramedic have?

Community paramedics are the same paramedics you might call for an emergency health situation. They have been trained and certified to meet the high demands of the job and in providing care to those who aren't able to travel during their down times—one of the many ways we help our community. 

Full Time Staff

Tyler Platt

Tyler Platt
Director of EMS

Paul Brewster

Paul Brewster
Paramedic - 18 years

Jonathan Friend

Jonathan “Scott” Friend
Paramedic - 5 years

Bethany Foster

Bethany Foster
Paramedic - 1 Year

Gaylin Griffitts

Gaylin Griffitts
Paramedic - 17 Years

Kale Guerin

Kale Guerin
Paramedic - 4 Years

Scott Hawley

Scott Hawley
Advanced EMT - 18 years

Ingrid Mortensen

Ingrid Mortensen
Advanced EMT - 5 years

Rebecca Pettis

Rebecca Pettis
Advanced EMT - 17 years

Jason Raver

Jason Raver
Advanced EMT - 19 years

Bryan Scheer

Bryan Scheer
Paramedic - 10 years

Neil-Taylor2

Neil Taylor
Paramedic - 4 years

Part Time Staff

Joshua Ammann

Josh Ammann
Paramedic - Less than 1 year

Courtney Bowe

Courtney Bowe
Paramedic - 2 years

Ryan Feser

Ryan Feser
Advanced EMT - 2 years

Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson
Paramedic - 1 year

Lamar, Adam J

Adam Lamar
Paramedic - 1 year

Eileen Lai

Eileen Lai
EMT - 1 year

David Moon

David Moon
EMT - 18 years

Timothy Shipley

Tim Shipley
EMT - 3 years

William Wilson

Billy Wilson
EMT - 19 years

David Winn

David “Grady” Winn
Paramedic - Less than 1 year

Kimberly Crosby-Orosco

Kimberly Crosby-Orosco
Paramedic - Less than 1 year

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