The Southwest Virginia EMS Council (SWEMS) announced its 2023 Regional EMS Awards recipients on October 14, 2023. An awards banquet was held at Green Valley Baptist Church in Lebanon, Virginia. Read the winner bios in the full article.

The regional EMS awards banquet is an annual program recognizing the extraordinary efforts of individuals and agencies to enhance the provision of EMS delivery in Virginia.

"We are honored to recognize the efforts of our region's heroes," SWEMS Board President J.C. Bolling stated. "We believe we have the best EMS providers and agencies in the Commonwealth."

New regional EMS plan updates have been approved by the Southwest Virginia EMS Council Board of Directors at their March 14, 2023, meeting. Please be sure to review these changes.
Regional EMS plans (including the MCI, Strategic EMS, Stroke Triage, and Trauma Triage plans) are reviewed and revised as needed annually. The most recent versions of these plans and protocols, along with our most recent annual report, are posted to our website and available for download.  To review or download plans, please click on this link.  You may also review our most recent Annual Report under the "About Us" menu tab from our website. Protocol updates are available from our mobile app and for download from our website.

The Southwest Virginia EMS Council is hiring for a number of part-time positions. Please click read more to view the position descriptions and submit an application.

For the past two years, the Commonwealth of Virginia and ESO have partnered to pursue our mission to help Virginia become the healthiest state in the nation.

As we continue to work with ESO, we encourage you to consider attending Wave 2023 featuring ESO Training Academy. ESO hosts this annual conference, bringing together ESO product trainers, national EMS, fire and hospital thought leaders and data experts, and ESO product users for a unique experience.

For more information, please click this link.

updateThe Board of Directors of the Southwest Virginia EMS Council approved revisions to the regional EMS Performance Improvement Plan at their regular meeting.  These documents are available in the Plans and Protocols section of this site.

The Southwest Virginia EMS Council, under direction of the Office of Emergency Medical Services, coordinates a regional Performance Improvement Program.  Data is submitted quarterly to review performance related to specific indicators determined by regional performance improvement committees.  Participation in this program ensures that all agencies are compliant with EMS Rules and Regulations requirements to undertake periodic PI review.

The PI Template is provided to help EMS agencies and OMDs design their own PI programs to meet organizational needs.

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