Samaritan Medical Center on Extended Diversion

Dear Agencies and providers,

We understand that Samaritan Medical Center being on diversion for the last few days has resulted in stress on the prehospital system, but we ask that you please try to work with them to maintain the safety of our patients. They have extenuating circumstances that have backlogged the movement of patients. If your patient is medically stable and you can transport to another facility please do so. I understand that diversion is just a request and if the patient demands to go to the hospital then that is where they can be taken, but remember when making a transport decision your patient should be fully informed of the circumstances. We are all a team!

Thank you

Director: North Country EMS Program Agency

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