Hospital Transport and Diversion Guidelines
- Any level trauma patient
- Significantly ill pediatric patients
Greenville Memorial or SFH Downtown
- Uncooperative / violent and pediatric psychiatric patients
- STEMI or acute coronary syndrome patients
- Post arrest patients
- Sexual assault patients
- Dialysis Patients
- Abdominal pain with significant hypotension with age greater than or equal to 40 (suspected AAA)
- Obvious Hip Fractures
Greenville Memorial, SFH Downtown or Eastside
- altered mental status of unknown origin
Greenville Memorial, SFH Eastside, or Greer Memorial
- OB patients greater than 14 weeks
Greenville Memorial, SFH, Eastside
- OB patients greater than 14 weeks with no prenatal care
- North Greenville operates a limited emergency department. A seriously ill patient and possible admissions should be transported to a different facility.
- Behavioral patients should be evaluated on a one-by-one basis by the EMS crew and will be transported to the nearest, most appropriate facility.
- Greer, Hillcrest, North Greenville, SFH-Eastside, and the Village at Pelham should be notified of any patient being transported prior to arrival at the receiving facility.
- Hospitals may divert a patient for a variety of reason; attempt to follow all diversion requests
- The patient retains the right to refuse a diversion. In these cases notify the receiving hospital that the diversion was refused by the patient, and have the patient signs a refusal declining the recommendation to divert to a more appropriate facility.