Education plays a crucial role in the development of first responders, EMTs and paramedics. CHEMS Academy serves students with comprehensive courses taught by highly-experienced, practicing professionals.
Christian Hospital EMS (CHEMS) Academy provides a challenging and rewarding curriculum for those who want to begin, refresh or advance their careers the EMS field. The Academy offers a wide selection of courses such as 12-lead EKG training and many NAEMT courses, in addition to EMT and paramedic programs.
CHEMS Academy is focused on equipping students with the knowledge and resources needed to be successful on the job. Our instructors are supportive, attentive and passionate about sharing their own real-world knowledge with students. Teaching extends beyond the classroom with one-on-one tutoring and group study sessions. And unlike other programs, all of the instructors at CHEMS Academy are active paramedics.
Christian Hospital EMS Academy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
Christian Hospital EMS Academy is an approved training entity through the Missouri Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2020.
The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 73%.
The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 77%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.
The most recent retention rate was 74%.
Christian Hospital and Northwest HealthCare, members of BJC HealthCare, provide world-class medical care to the communities of North County, Greater St. Louis County and Southern Illinois.