SOAS is committed to providing the highest level of care through the services we offer. We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dependent on our community’s financial support. We operate on revenues generated from services provided, as well as grant funding and contributions.
Founded in 1962, Southern Oklahoma Ambulance Service has been committed to the evolving care needs of those we serve. All SOAS healthcare providers are state licensed and nationally registered. Every employee is drug and background tested for the safety of our patients. Our staff continually trains to assure the highest level of care and the safest delivery of our patients from one point to the next.
Southern Oklahoma Ambulance Service proudly serves Carter County and
eastern Jefferson County, including the following cities and towns:
The coverage area of Southern Oklahoma Ambulance Service is overall rural, meaning transport times are longer to reach facilities. Because of this distance, those we serve require emergency medical professionals with the specific skills needed for ongoing support during transport. All our EMTs and paramedics are able to perform progressive, extensive treatment protocols to deliver lifesaving care to patients using our services.
Southern Oklahoma Ambulance Service is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Emergency Medical Service agency. We serve the citizens of Carter and eastern Jefferson counties through our two locations in Ardmore and Healdton. As a not-for-profit organization, SOAS relies on funding from local foundations, as well fees for service, to support our continued lifesaving mission.
Southern Oklahoma Ambulance Service was founded in 1962. In the year prior to our opening, Dr. Ray Graybill of the Carter County Medical Society led a project in conjunction with local hospitals and the Funeral Directors Association to form SOAS. Our service was already in operation 14 years when modern 522 EMS districts were established in 1976.
Since our inception, our service has continued to advance and thrive, thanks to the contributions of the many great leaders who have called SOAS their home. SOAS has continually upgraded our ambulance fleet and our protocols to deliver the highest standard of care to those we serve.
At SOAS, our Medical Director is an experienced Emergency Medical Services Physician who also holds an Oklahoma Paramedic license. He is actively involved in the recertification of all employees, and his extensive and specialized training ensures our quality assurance process is top of the line. Because the areas we serve are rural, our EMTs have the ability to perform extensive and progressive treatment protocols. This ability allows us to provide lifesaving care to patients during the course of a long transport to the hospital.
In previous years, SOAS has been the proud recipient of multiple service awards, including Advanced Life Support Service of the Year, EMS Administrator of the Year, Basic Life support Provider of the Year, and Advanced Life Support Provider of the year.
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