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GHAS History
Galesburg Hospitals' Ambulance Service was established on June 15, 1979 as a not-for-profit freestanding corporation in response to a clear need for improvement in ambulance service for the people of the Galesburg area.

GHAS has grown from modest beginnings to a full-fledged paramedic ambulance service covering over 5000 sq. miles, including Knox, Warren and neighboring counties, with over 100,000 people residing in the service area. GHAS employs 45 individuals, including Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics and support staff. GHAS operates 10 fully equipped Advanced Life Support ambulances and one Emergency Response Vehicle. Through links with the Galesburg and Warren County Public Safety Buildings, GHAS is in constant communication with hospitals, physicians, air medical, police, and other public safety agencies.
Value Statements
Respect: We show respect toward all people and property without regard to individual differences and treat each person with human dignity.
Education: Continually provide educational opportunities so as to maintain and improve knowledge base and skill level with a willingness to help educate the public regarding health related topics.
Professionalism: Acting ethically with integrity and confidence while being accountable for ones actions to achieve a common goal.
Compassion: Demonstrating a deep awareness and concern for the suffering of others with a desire to relieve it.
Communication: Establish and maintain open lines of communication to provide accurate and timely information while continually striving for improvement of verbal and written skills.
Commitment: We make decisions with care and see them through to their completion while showing loyalty and having a feeling of obligation towards the GHAS family. We are dedicated to quality patient care and community service.

Vision Statement
To be the recognized leader in Emergency Medical Services in Illinois by maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, clinical care and community service.