Mt. Grant General Hospital and the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) have announced a partnership to improve access to care for individuals and families throughout Mineral County by providing a Nurse Health Line – a free, 24/7 call-in line staffed with registered nurses providing assessment, care recommendations and/or referrals to appropriate health care or community services. Through a contract agreement, Mt. Grant General will launch the program specifically for county residents.

Mineral County residents are encouraged to call the Nurse Health Line for illnesses, injuries and symptoms that include sore throat, minor burns, arm or leg pain/injury, cough/cold/flu symptoms, falls, vomiting, rash, low fever, minor pains, sprains/strains, earaches and nosebleeds, but should continue to call 911 for emergencies. The Nurse Health Line gives patients the access they need to make informed, cost-effective decisions for their healthcare.

“Mt. Grant is committed to providing quality health care, both in and outside of our hospital,” said Hugh Qualls, Administrator. “We’re proud to bring this innovative program to our residents and patients through partnerships with other health care champions in the state like REMSA.”

“These programs are vital to creating healthy communities by giving people access to services they might otherwise not know how to access,” said Dean Dow, president and CEO, REMSA. “Mt. Grant General Hospital’s commitment to this partnership allows patients to access care when it best serves them through the Nurse Health Line.”

With the aligned goal of promoting health by expanding access to the right level of healthcare at the right time, this program reinforces Mt. Grant General’s and REMSA’s work to improve the overall health of the state.