Ambulance Service

Ground Ambulance:

Cherry County Hospital Ambulance (CCHA) Squad provides on-scene Basic and Advanced Life Support care and transportation to the residents of Valentine and the surrounding area. CCHA operates a total of 3 ambulances.

An ambulance crew is on call at all times. This crew consists of Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians - Ambulance (EMT-As), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), and ambulance drivers. CCHA responds to an average of 550 calls a year including 911 calls and hospital transfers.

Patients are transported to the Cherry County Hospital (CCH) Emergency Room for care. If patients need a higher level of care, they are transported to a facility that is able to offer the required level of care. This transfer can take place by the CCHA or may require the use of an air ambulance service.

CCH utilizes several different air ambulance services including, but not limited to the following:

Sanford AirMed
Good Samaritan AirCare

Hours of Operation:

The Cherry County Ambulance Service is on call 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: In an emergency situation, do I call the hospital to get an ambulance?

A: Always call 911 in an emergency situation. They will dispatch an ambulance for you. Please be sure to stay on the phone and give them all the requested information so that the ambulance is able to locate you!

Q: I am interested in being on the CCH Ambulance Squad…what are the requirements, where do I start?

A: CCHA is in need of new members (both drivers and EMTs); here are a few things to know if you are interested:
You must be 21 years old.
You are voted onto the squad by the current members.
To become a driver, no prior training or experience is necessary.
To become an EMT-A or EMT, you must complete a credited EMS class.
Your ability to provide direct relief and comfort to people in stressful circumstances is priceless for this position.
To begin your application process, contact the Human Resources Department at CCH 402.376.2525.