Member of the Month: Silverton-San Juan County Ambulance Association

RELEASE DATE: December 15, 2014

Contact: Bridgette Olson, Outreach Program Manager

303-832-7493 or


Silverton-San Juan County Ambulance Association is the Primary Emergency Medical Services Provider for Silverton and San Juan County Residents

Denver, CO— Located in the heart of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, the Silverton-San Juan County Ambulance Association (SSJCAA), provides emergency medical and trauma services (EMTS) to residents living in Silverton and San Juan counties.533350_357378134299571_1921568963_n

The Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC) is recognizing SSJCAA as its featured member of the month.  Every month, the CRHC recognizes one of its members whose work supports the CRHC’s vision that all rural Coloradans have access to comprehensive, affordable, high quality healthcare.

EMS agencies in Colorado transport and provide quality medical care to approximately 400,000 patients each year (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment 2014).  SSJCAA has been serving residents since 1975 and is one of 200 licensed ambulance services in Colorado.

With over 700,000 tourists visiting the San Juan Mountain region every year, SSJCAA provides on-call Advanced Life Support medics 24/7 and is capable of advanced cardiovascular care, pain management, airway control and all basic life support procedures.

The SSJCAA joined CRHC’s membership in 2013 and is also a recipient of funding support through the Colorado Resource for EMS and Trauma Education (CREATE) program.

CREATE is a program developed to improve support for education to EMS and trauma providers.  It is funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and managed by CRHC.

Since 2013, SSJCAA has been awarded five grants through the CREATE program, providing support for the completion of 11 courses for education and training of EMTS providers.

To learn more about the Silverton-San Juan County Ambulance Association, visit  To learn more about the CREATE program, visit


About The Colorado Rural Health Center

The Colorado Rural Health Center was established in 1991 as Colorado’s State Office of Rural Health. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, CRHC serves dual roles as the State Office of Rural Health with the mission of assisting rural communities in addressing healthcare issues; and as the State Rural Health Association, advocating for policy change to ensure that rural Coloradoans have access to comprehensive, affordable healthcare services of the highest quality. For more information visit, call 303-832-7493, or call toll free 800-851-6782 from rural Colorado.



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