South Plains Emergency Medical Services
Saving Lives in the South Plains
South Plains Emergency Medical Services (SPEMS) is a non-profit organization with the goal to reduce mortality and morbidity by addressing and solving medical and trauma related needs through effective regional coordination of emergency medical services, and in the process, increase the accessibility, consistency and quality of emergency health care provided to the residents of the Texas South Plains.
The specific purpose of SPEMS includes coordination of a regional medical communication network, including equipment and radio communication guidelines, maintenance of FCC licenses, and regulation of med-channel frequencies for the region; increased quality and standardization of the treatment of emergency patients in the region through the use of pre-hospital treatment protocols, on-line medical direction, and available provider performance analysis, augmentation of quality assurance guidelines and support of regional training programs; provision of administrative assistance as requested by the emergency medical services in the region, such as centralized purchasing, regional coordination of equipment and personnel and regional disaster planning; and acquisition and administration of any medically related Federal, State or private grants.
It is the mission of SPEMS to provide excellence in th equality of benefits offered to our members. Medical direction, education, communications, protocols and system support are just a few ways that SPEMS provides benefits to our predominately rural and volunteer services.
In an increasingly regulated EMS environment, SPEMS has continued to assist EMS providers and our regional hospitals serving their community with the best possible patient care.