SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES INC

aka SCCEMS   |   West Grove, PA   |  www.sccems.org

Mission

Founded in 1983 as a joint venture between the former Southern Chester County Medical Center, the community and the local volunteer ambulance services, SCCEMS provides valuable, lifesaving advanced life support services to 240 sqaure mile of Chester County.

Ruling year info

1984

Principal Officer

Mr Robert Hotchkiss Jr.

Main address

PO Box 8012 1015 West Baltimore Pike

West Grove, PA 19390

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EIN

23-2256114

NTEE code info

First Aid Training (M41)

Other Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C. (M99)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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SCCEMS operates 2 Pennsylvania licensed advanced life support units operating 24/7 from stations in Jennersville and New Garden. These units provide primary 9-1-1 paramedic services for 240 sq miles encompassing 18 municipalities. In 2003, SCCEMS units were dispatched to over 2,500 calls for assistance.

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Awards

EMS Service of the year 2017

Pennsylvania Emergency Health System Council

Affiliations & memberships

Chester County EMS Council 2021

Financials

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SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES INC

Board of directors
as of 11/30/2021
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Gregory DeSimone

William Wohl

Karl Mehn

Kiran Taunk

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/30/2021

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.