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Springfield Area Mobile Intensive Care System, or SAMIC, was created at HSHS St. John's Hospital in 1976 following the inception of the Emergency Medical Services System in 1971. 

Today, St. John’s EMS System encompasses 11 counties, with 62 transport and non-transport EMS services, along with four associate and participating hospitals providing emergency care throughout the region. These agencies represent nearly 1000 EMTs, Advanced EMTs and Paramedics.

Our EMS personnel are paid, volunteer, full-time, part-time, private, municipal, and fire protection district based providers. All are dedicated professionals representing their communities.