Camp Hill EMS is set to join Penn State Health Life Lion this fall as part of an agreement by Camp Hill Fire Company and Penn State Health.
The agreement will give the Cumberland County-based emergency medical services provider enhanced access to Penn State Health’s emergency and non-emergency care, including Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center and Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center.
“Working with Penn State Health will provide enhancements to our EMS system that will, in turn, enhance patient care,” said Camp Hill Mayor Mark Simpson. “Our shared values of timely and compassionate care will make the transition easy.”
The acquisition is part of an effort by the Hershey-based health care system to expand its emergency medical services by hiring additional EMTs and paramedics throughout the midstate.
Camp Hill EMS will continue to house an EMS unit at Camp Hill Fire Company but its four full-time and 15 part-time employees will become Penn State Health Employees.
“Camp Hill EMS has been a partner to us for many years and now we are excited to have them join our EMS family. This will ensure the citizens of Camp Hill Borough and surrounding municipalities will continue to receive high quality prehospital care,” said Scott Buchle, director of Penn State Health Life Lion.