Welcome to the Saginaw-Tuscola Medical Control Authority

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In Michigan, Medical Control Authorities are formed by statue and charged with all aspects of oversight for the Emergency Medical Services in their region.

At the Saginaw-Tuscola Medical Control Authority, our goal is to give our EMS providers the necessary direction and tools they need to provide progressive high-quality EMS care. 

The STMCA is responsible for EMS medical oversight in both Saginaw and Tuscola Counties.  Our providers are made up of over 650 Medical First Responders, EMTs, and Paramedics who represent 30 separate agencies.  These dedicated professionals provide EMS response to nearly a quarter-million residents in an urban, rural, and super rural setting.

The STMCA is made possible through the commitment and dedication of our local hospitals and without their support; none of our efforts would be possible.  Additionally, CMU Healthcare has provided support to our organization since 2001.

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank our supporters and all of the EMS providers in the system.  Through everyone’s dedication to excellent care, we are one of the best EMS systems in Michigan!

American Heart Association MISSION LIFELINE EMS Recognition Awarded to the STMCA!

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The Saginaw-Tuscola MCA has again been recognized by the American Heart Associations MISSION LIFELINE as an EMS System of Excellence.  2018 is the third year in a row the STMCA has achieved Gold status for its efforts in recognizing and treating ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) patients.   The Gold award is given for consecutive years of ensuring that STEMI patients are recognized in the field and 75% of them receive life-saving percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) within 90 minutes of first medical contact (EMS arrival).  Considering the size of the STMCA and some of its transport times, this achievement is an affirmation that the dedication and hard work our providers and hospitals exude makes a difference in our patients' lives!  The STMCA is one of eight EMS systems from Michigan receiving an award and the only medical control authority.