Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital operates the Yates County Advanced Life Support Unit, call sign Medic 55. This unit is based in the Emergency Department and is available 18 hours a day to respond to medical emergencies and traumatic injuries primarily in Yates County but also in surrounding counties if requested. It is an Advanced Life Support Intercept Vehicle or “fly car” and is not a patient transport unit.
Medic 55 is staffed by New York State Certified Paramedics and Critical Care Technicians and provides the highest level of pre hospital care available in New York State.
The Medic 55 staff works in conjunction with local ambulance crews and the Emergency Department physicians to provide Advanced Life Support level care as well as to make transport decisions to the appropriate medical facility.