Rural Emergency Medical Services




Emergency Medical Service (EMS) has historically been defined by the American College of Emergency Physicians as “a system of care for victims of sudden and serious illness or injury”. This pre-hospital resource serves the public in their greatest moment of weakness and need by treating and transporting patients to appropriate level of care facilities. In 1996, the EMS Agenda for the Future stated that “Emergency Medical Services of the future will be community-based health management that is fully integrated with the overall health care system. It will improve community health and result in more appropriate use of acute health care resources”.  SCORH is dedicated to providing assistance to these essential safety net providers, especially since they have the ability to be a major participant in the delivery of quality health care.




SC Rural EMT Tuition Assistance Program

SC Community Paramedic Technical Assistance

  • Abbeville County Community Paramedic Pilot Program

  • SC Community Paramedic Advisory Committee

SC Rural Access to Emergency Devices (RAED) Program

Rural EMS Agency Support

  • Assessments

  • Community Partner Development

  • Scholarships

  • Targeted Statewide and Local Training






Sarah M. Craig, MHA, PCMH CCE
Director of Health System Innovation
803-454-3850, Ext. 2023