Our EMS Team
Holy Name Medical Center's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department provides high quality pre-Medical Center life support services to our surrounding communities. The first Medical Center-based Basic Life Support (BLS) provider in Bergen County, Holy Name's BLS professionals have recently joined our highly skilled paramedic teams to further enhance the EMS service. All of Holy Name Medical Center's emergency medical technicians (EMT) and paramedics (MICP) are trained in CPR, cardiac life support, trauma life support, incident command, HAZMAT and CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive) response.
Serving our communities with an array of emergency medical programs, including:
- Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
- Basic Life Support (BLS) Ambulance
- Hybrid ALS/BLS Ambulance Program
- Special Operations
Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
Our MICU is staffed 24-hours-a-day by our highly trained New Jersey State Certified MICU paramedics, specializing in advanced emergency care. The unit brings an intensive care setting to patients in emergency situations and features:
State-of-the-art communication allows our paramedics to be in constant contact with Holy Name Medical Center's Emergency Department physicians to relay patient status reports and receive medication and treatment therapy orders.
- Cardiac monitoring
- Rapid sequence intubation (an advanced airway technique)
- Adult, pediatric, and trauma life support
Basic Life Support (BLS) Ambulance
Holy Name's BLS Ambulance has been servicing the community since 2006. Each BLS Ambulance is staffed with two New Jersey State Certified EMTs. All BLS ambulance crews are trained and equipped to handle:
- Bleeding control
- Splinting of broken bones
- Spinal immobilization
- Basic airway techniques
- Oxygen therapy
Holy Name Medical Center is the only Medical Center in the area bringing the Hybrid Ambulance to the community. This program combines Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) in one vehicle. It offers both ambulance service and state-of-the-art technology in a single Mobile Intensive Care Unit commanded by two MICU paramedics and one EMT. The hybrid ambulance's advanced operation expedites and facilitates the transport of critical care patients to acute care facilities.
EMS Special Operations
A select group of EMTs and paramedics comprise the EMS Special Operations Team, providing the following services to communities for mass-gathering events, such as parades, concerts, street fairs and festivals:
The Special Operations Team is also trained to respond to large-scale incidents such as multiple alarm fires, explosions, active shooter and mass casualty incidents.
- Medical Bike Team
- Medical Gator Team—part of the NJ EMS Task Force Gator Strike Team
- EMS Branch Communications
Special Operations offers:
Members of the Special Operations Team have had additional training in incident command, HAZMAT response including live agent training, CBRNE response including response to terrorist incidents, tactical medical response and dignitary protection.
- Mass care support for treatment areas
- Tents with heat and air conditioning
- Rehabilitation for police, fire, and EMS personnel on the scene
- Patient rescue and all-terrain transport
- EMS Branch Communications
State Designated Medical Coordination Center
Holy Name Medical Center is proud to be a State-designated Medical Coordination Center (MCC) for the northeast, one of only nine centers in New Jersey. A major role of the MCC is to communicate closely with the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and the State Office of Emergency Management to identify any mass casualty incident in our service area and beyond.
EMS Educational Services
To further its commitment to the community it serves, Holy Name Medical Center's EMS Department is proud to offer emergency medical training for first responders, EMTs, paramedics, and other emergency service personnel. All classes are tailored to meet the needs of your organization and may be held at either Holy Name Medical Center or an on-site location of your choice. All programs are approved for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the New Jersey Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services. Courses offered include but are not limited to: Epi-Pen Training, Pre-Medical Center Trauma Life Support, and ICS/ HAZMAT/ CBRNE Training.
To request additional information on any of the services offered by Holy Name Medical Center EMS please call 1-201-541-6321.