Cherokee County EMS Chief, Nate Sullivan, was recently appointed to the Georgia Coordinating Center Advisory Board (GCCAB).
The Georgia Coordinating Center, or GCC, (formerly known as the Regional Coordinating Center) was established in 2019 following the 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 GCC is to provide increased situational awareness for EMS crews who are transporting patients regarding current hospital capacity and diversion/saturation status so that 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 was notified of the position last month and will attend his first meeting with the GCCAB later in July. Sullivan was named the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Chief for Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services in 2020, filling the position when Danny West retired in December of 2019.