St. Joseph Emergency Medical Services (SJEMS) was established in 1998 as the combination of multiple services into one. The combination of Burleson St. Joseph's EMS out of Caldwell, and Madison St. Joseph's EMS in Madisonville and a new service started in the Bryan/College Station area comprises the SJEMS family as of today.
SJEMS realizes that emergency medical services and medical transportation encompasses more than taking the sick and injured to the hospital. We must continue to strive and meet the daily, and unusual, needs of our customers and clients. Providing medical transportation and primary medical care is an important part of our communities, and we will constantly seek new ways to provide those benefits to the patients that we serve.
Currently, St. Joseph's EMS (SJEMS) operations include stations in Somerville and Caldwell, to comprise the Burleson County division, stations in Bedias and Navasota comprise the Grimes County division, as well as a station in Bryan/College Station. Our operations in Burleson County and Grimes County are primary provider contracts, which cover emergency ("911"), non-emergency and interfacility transports.
In The Bryan/College Station area, our services provide non-emergency transportation as well as offer back-up services to the Bryan, and College Station Fire Departments, Hilltop lakes Vol. EMS service, Robertson County EMS, and Madison County. Our Bryan units also provide back-up services to our Burleson County and Grimes County units when needed.
Our units are licensed throughout the state of Texas for Emergency, and non-emergency transport services. We will meet any reasonable need for service as requested by our customers.
All St. Joseph EMS vehicles are licensed by the Texas Department of Health as BLS-MICU capable. All vehicles are staffed with a minimum of 1 EMT and 1 Paramedic.
6 vehicles are staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week, 1 vehicle is staffed 40-50 hours a week during the weekdays with 2-3 vehicles available for peak time coverage. The Department also staffs a Wheel chair Van, that operates on the Weekdays Mon-Fri.
Staffing schedules are flexible and rotating, to allow individuals the opportunity to work under different environments and locations. All full-time staff are scheduled for 24/48 shifts. PRN staff work a variety of different schedules to cover the staffing needs of our services.