Liberty Regional Emergency Medical Services opened its new headquarters April 5 at 474 S. Main St. in Hinesville, where the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The site for the new headquarters building, located next to South Main Hair Salon, was provided by The Hinesville Bank (now The Heritage Bank) at the direction of then-President Jimmy Floyd.
Liberty Regional Medical Center’s ambulance service operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With a fleet of eight units, numerous ACLS-certified paramedics and EMTs, ambulances are stationed at four locations throughout Liberty and Long counties. The units are equipped with advanced life-support equipment that normally is not found on ambulances.
The expertise of the management team coupled with self-imposed guidelines helped Liberty Regional EMS earn a reputation as one of the most progressive ambulance services in the state.
As the 1999 winner of the EMS of the Year award from the Georgia EMT Association, Liberty Regional is proud to have implemented an in-house system of performance-improvement and training programs, and it has set many goals for the future.
The new facility, which will replace the structure that was in use across the street, came at the urging of EMS and hospital officials. In 2008, the Liberty County grand jury found that the structure was “inadequate and needed replacement” because the space was outdated and overused. The project was funded by SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) dollars.
A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony was held and attended by County Commissioner Chairman John McIver, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas Jr., Hospital Authority Board Chairman Jon Long and EMS Director Jim Turner. Chamber members, board members, chamber ambassadors, Liberty Regional Medical Center employees and friends enjoyed a tour of the facility and refreshments after the ceremony.