Health: EMS of Georgia moving offices from Cartersville to Rome next week to better serve ‘hub’ of non-emergency calls.

Health: EMS of Georgia moving offices from Cartersville to Rome next week to better serve ‘hub’ of non-emergency calls.

Because Rome “is right in the middle of everything we do,” EMS of Georgia is moving its non-emergency medical transport office from Cartersville to just of Lombardy Drive effective Thursday, Feb. 1.

Michael Patterson, the operations director of EMS, says the decision was an obvious one. “Rome is the hub of the medical community … we work with Harbin Clinic, Floyd Medical Center, Redmond… (Rome) is closer to the hub. Logistically, it’s smarter for us” to be based here.

EMS of Georgia opened in Cartersville in 2013 and Patterson has been in charge for the past two years. It provides services such as taking dialysis patients from nursing homes to treatment centers and back, something that’s needed every other day in some cases.

Floyd and Redmond are the ones responding to the 911 emergency calls, Patterson says, while EMS of Georgia fills the other gap — critical care medical transport for Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun, Cedartown and other areas. The company also has an office in Dalton.

Patterson was in Rome Friday securing licenses and permits. EMS of Georgia has signed a long-term lease for offices at 15 Commerce Court in East Rome from Twins Commercial Properties. Larry Alford confirmed the contract. The Cartersville location is at 72 Center Road SE.

For more on EMS of Georgia, please click here or call 678-661-9657.

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