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Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services EMS Chief Nate Sullivan was recently appointed to the Georgia Coordinating Center Advisory Board.

Cherokee County Emergency Medical Services Chief Nate Sullivan was recently appointed to the Georgia Coordinating Center Advisory Board.

The Georgia Coordinating Center, formerly known as the Regional Coordinating Center, was established in 2019 following a flooding at Grady Memorial Hospital. The GCC is responsible for coordinating the use of emergency rooms by ground ambulance services for patients being transported from the scene of an emergency to emergency departments in the 13-county metropolitan Atlanta area.

The purpose of the coordinating center is to provide increased situational awareness for EMS crews who are transporting patients regarding current hospital capacity and diversion/saturation status. This way, the crew can make an informed decision regarding the transport of the patient based on EMS agency protocols which should address the patient’s requested destination and the patient’s current condition.

Sullivan will attend his first GCCAB meeting later this month. He was named the EMS Chief for Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services in 2020, filling the position when Danny West retired in December 2019.

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