West End Community Ambulance Association

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Allentown, PA   |  https://www.lvhn.org

Mission

West End Community Ambulance Association provides emergency medical and ambulance transport services.

Notes from the nonprofit

West End Community Ambulance Association is a nonprofit subsidiary organization of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). All nonprofit organizations under the LVHN umbrella proudly display a GuideStar Seal of Transparency. For a complete list of organizations, please visit the Lehigh Valley Health Network GuideStar profile. Lehigh Valley Health Network operates hospital facilities in Allentown, Bethlehem, Hazleton, Pottsville, and East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

Ruling year info

1991

President

Elizabeth Wise MSN, MBA

Main address

2100 Mack Boulevard PO Box 1883

Allentown, PA 18103-1883 USA

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EIN

23-2532377

NTEE code info

Ambulance/Emergency Transport (E62)

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Summary of Services

West End Community Ambulance Association (WECA) has operated as a non-profit organization in Monroe County since 1955, providing both Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support.

West End Community Ambulance Association has been designated as the primary Emergency Medical Services agency in the following Townships: Chestnuthill, Polk, Eldred, and Tunkhannock, with a total of 34,676 residents.

WECA provides services to Hamilton, and Ross Townships, with a total of 15,023 residents. WECA covers 154 square miles on a primary and first due basis. Since the opening of our third substation in February 2018, WECA provides mutual aid services to Stroud Township, Stroudsburg Borough, East Stroudsburg Borough and at times Middle Smithfield Township, Lehman and Pike County. The WECAA call volume for 2019 was 4,869.

In addition to the 24/7 emergency medical services WECAA provides, WECAA also supports our area EMS partners and LVH-Pocono with transports of both critically ill patients to a higher level of care, and discharged home patients.

WECA has served as the primary event medical team for the West End Fair for over twenty five years. In 2019, an estimated 130,000 people attended the West End Fair. WECA employs 21 fulltime Advanced and Basic Life Support providers and 9 per diem providers. Our fleet is comprised of six ambulances that are utilized at our three stations. Most recently a QRS unit has been added to our fleet. This enhances our response to 911 calls by adding additional paramedic services.

In addition, we also offer our primary townships the following services:

Provide CPR and First Aid training for the Chestnuthill, Polk, Eldred Township and Tunkhannock Road Crew and staff.

Provide re-certification to current CPR holders.

Provide an additional First Aid and Bleeding Control Course for the Chestnuthill, Polk, Eldred Township and Tunkhannock Road Crew and staff.

Partnered with the Eastern PA EMS Council in Hands Only CPR, and Stop the Bleed training programs at all school districts in Monroe County.

Provide preventive maintenance checks and change the smoke alarm batteries and provide service and replacement pads for your AED's.

WECA provides ALS/BLS standby services for the Pleasant Valley Area School District for football, cross country, and community events including 5k's, and small fairs within the West End coverage area.

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West End Community Ambulance Association

Board of directors
as of 06/09/2021
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Board co-chair

Lynn Courtright

West End Community Ambulance Association


Board co-chair

Mr. Thomas Kresge

West End Community Ambulance Association

Frank Haffner

West End Community Ambulance Association

David Burmeister, DO

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Ronald Eick

West End Community Ambulance Association

Elizabeth Wise, MSN, MBA

Lehigh Valley Health Network