Press Release

HLGU to Offer Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Programs This Spring

Thursday, January 26, 2012
by Carolyn Carpenter

Hannibal, MO – Hannibal-LaGrange University is pleased to announce they will be offering an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program.  The EMS program will offer careers in pre-hospital emergency medicine.  The first program offered starting this spring will be the Basic Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) which provides training to care for patients at accident scenes and in transport by ambulance to the hospital under medical direction.  Additional programs to follow will include the EMT-Paramedic, which will lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree, as well as offering refresher and continuing education courses to the Emergency Medical Services community. 

Dr. Richard Draper, DO, of Hannibal Regional Medical Group, has signed on to be the EMS Medical Advisor for the program. As Medical Advisor, Dr. Draper is the medical control officer for the training program. As such, he will provide clarification of medical issues and provide input regarding capable individuals for teaching any given subject matter. He will also be the liaison with local medical society component to assure the special needs of the EMS field operations and training are being met. In addition, Dr. Draper will be involved in the overall evaluation of courses process and make recommendations as to how the training program can improved, with the goal of increasing technician competencies.

“We understand the importance of pre-hospital care and want to assist by providing this educational opportunity. It is our hope that by offering this program in Hannibal, we will help meet the needs of our community and surrounding area,” stated Anne Riggs, MSN, RN, Director of Nursing & Allied Health Division.

For more information regarding this new program at Hannibal-LaGrange University please contact Anne Riggs at 573.629.3140 or via email at ariggs@hlg.edu.


Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations