Congratulations to the OhioHealth EMS 100th paramedic class!

Did you know that central Ohio’s only hospital or health system-based EMS school is at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center? The school, located in the 393 E. Town St. building, was founded in 1983 and has been supported by Grant, and now by OhioHealth, since day one. It’s run by OhioHealth Emergency Medical Services and offers both emergency medical technician (EMT) and paramedic classes.

On November 8, 17 students from the school’s 100th class graduated. The students spent 18,035 hours on classroom and clinical hours. The medic school has a 100 percent pass rate on the National Registry exam, which is well above both the state and national average.

As a health system-based program, there are many advantages for the students that come along with the real-life, hands-on setting a hospital provides. “We’re proud of our graduates and what they’re able to achieve,” said Barb Dean, BSN, RN, OhioHealth EMS program manager. “Many of them have gone on to become high ranking officers or fire chiefs in the central Ohio community. OhioHealth continues to make important contributions to the education of those who keep our communities safe, and that’s something we’re proud of.”