Southside Virginia Emergency Crew is licensed by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services to provide ambulance ground operations at the Advanced Life Support level. The organization undergoes regular review and inspection to maintain its licensing status and assure state regulations are being met or exceeded in the provisioning of Emergency Medical Services. For more information on the Virginia Office of EMS, please click on the logo below.
Southside Virginia Emergency Crew’s operations is governed by the Old Dominion Emergency Medical Services Alliance. This agency provides medical guidance and oversight to our field services division assuring each provider provides care within a defined scope of practice and meets or exceeds current standards of care. For more information on the Old Dominion Emergency Medical Services Alliance, please click on the logo below.
Southside Virginia Emergency Crew also receives approval to provide outstanding pre-hospital care under the direction of Dr. Joanne Lapetina, MD who serves as our Operational Medical Director. Dr. Lapetina is an experienced board certified physician and an integral part of our operations division. She is responsible for Total Quality Control and Improvement, new pre-hospital care programs and continual training review to assure each provider is meeting the ever changing demand of the field of Emergency Medical Services.