EMS Signpost Program
In the event of a medical emergency and you need to be transported to the hospital, there are five emergency facilities in close proximity to Monroe. These facilities are: Atrium Medical Center, U C Health West Chester Hospital, The Christ Hospital Medical Center - Liberty Township, Kettering Health Network - Middletown, and Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus.
If a patient is conscious, alert, and stable, Monroe EMS will transport the patient to their choice of one of the facilities listed above. If the patient is critical, emergency medical services (EMS) will advise the patient of the capabilities of each hospital. If a patient is unconscious/unresponsive or experiencing a life-threatening emergency, EMS will transport the patient to the closest, appropriate medical facility. In this type of situation a patient will likely be transported to either Atrium Medical Center or U C Health West Chester Hospital.
The EMS Signpost Program consists of a magnet with a QR Code that you can put on your refrigerator. EMS can scan this QR Code to view important medical information such as, medical history, medications, allergies, and preferred medical facility. The information must also be updated by the patient or the patient’s family when anything changes.
Did you know that most, if not all, cell phones and smartwatches can be used to store the same information? There are apps that can be downloaded or are already downloaded on your cell phone and smartwatches. These devices can often be accessed by EMS to provide them with important information in the event of an emergency.
While the EMS Signpost Program and apps on cell phones and smartwatches can be useful to EMS personnel, keep in mind that in emergency situations there may not be time to scan the magnet on your refrigerator or access your cell phone and/or smartwatch.
The City of Monroe is very proud of their EMS staff and their ability to assist you and your family in making the right decision or, in the event a patient is unconscious/unresponsive or experiencing a life-threatening emergency, to make a decision that is in the patient’s best interest.
If you would like to join the EMS Signpost Program just complete this form. You can also pick up a form from the City Building at 233 South Main Street or Fire Department Headquarters at 6262 Hamilton-Middletown Road.