About Us

About Us

HGH EMS Rescue is a department of Humboldt General Hospital, a 67-bed Critical Access Hospital in Winnemucca. The service responds to approximately 2,100 calls each year across 10,000 square miles of rural high desert in ambulances, rescue vehicles, on ATVs and bicycles. Additionally, HGH AirOne provides air ambulance transport to higher level care

HGH EMS Rescue operates a substation in Orovada, Nevada, located approximately 40 miles north of Winnemucca. The agency also operates a critical care ground transport program that responds to approximately 350 calls yearly to take patients the 165-mile, one-way, distance to trauma centers in Reno, Nevada.

EMS Operations

HGH EMS Rescue's mission is to advance evidence-based care that will improve patient outcomes. HGH EMS Rescue was recognized as an “EMS 10 Innovator” in 2011 and again in 2013. The “Innovators” project is sponsored by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services and recognizes and pays tribute to those who make significant contributions to the development of EMS in the United States. HGH EMS Rescue was recognized for establishing a critical care paramedic ground transport program, establishing the "HeartShare" PAD program, introducing portable ultrasound to the field, introducing handheld blood analyzers to the field, and launching a Community Paramedicine program. HGH EMS also staffs a Hazardous Materials Unit.

Outreach and Education

In addition to the pre-hospital care program, HGH EMS Rescue is an American Heart Association CPR training center. The service further offers a myriad of programs aimed at educating the local community and keeping residents safe. These include car seat education and installation, helmet safety, and a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) program that has seen more than 200 AED units deployed in Humboldt County since 2007.

National/Regional Medical Services

HGH EMS Rescue is an American Ambulance Disaster Network Provider. The service also provides mutual aid across northern Nevada. HGH EMS Rescue also provided all medical services at the annual Burning Man counterculture event held each Labor Day weekend in the Black Rock desert from 2011-2014. For about 10 days each year, the service offered on-site medical services to more than 60,000 people in one of the world's most austere environments.

General information

For more information on HGH EMS Rescue, please call (775) 623-5222.