AMT Supporting United Way
Thank you to the Heart of Illinois United Way for the feature in their newsletter:
Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois ... supporting United Way
Did you know that Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois partners with the Heart of Illinois United Way to support people in need throughout central Illinois? As one of our top 20 campaigns, Advanced Medical Transport (AMT) and their employees are dedicated to volunteering for the United Way, supporting our annual campaign, sponsoring our fundraisers, and most importantly fulfilling the need to provide 24/7 information and referral through the Heart of Illinois 2-1-1 service.
The Heart of Illinois United Way's partnership with AMT is vital to providing continual, comprehensive information and referral services to people in need throughout central Illinois. Unfortunately, there are individuals every day who go without essential services while help is readily available. Together, the United Way and AMT are connecting callers to critical health and human care programs.
Linked to AMT's 9-1-1 call center, 2-1-1 information and referral specialists can easily transfer calls in case of emergency and 9-1-1 call center staff has been cross-trained to provide 2-1-1 assistance. And in cases of extreme emergency, the call center at AMT is rated to withstand an F5 rated tornado, has redundant phone lines and emergency power, a self-contained HVAC system and web based software.
AMT serves various roles in the communities it serves, providing many types of emergency and non-emergency transportation and regional medical transportation service. As the only Illinois ambulance provider to become nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services, AMT employs more than 350 full-time dedicated staff members, whose combined talents provide emergency and scheduled medical services to more than 850,000 residents. Our 48 licensed paramedic ambulances respond to more than 54,000 "911" calls and 15,000 scheduled calls annually.
Last year, the Heart of Illinois 2-1-1 call center staff at AMT answered more than 8,000 calls resulting in more than 17,000 referrals for help with services related to housing, utilities, food, clothing, case management and much more.
Visit 211hoi.org or amtci.org for more information.