Posts Tagged ‘ambulance’

Medical transportation company opening operation/call center

JACKSON — A Missouri company is opening a location in Mississippi to provide non-emergency medical transportation. MTM Inc. plans a transportation operation and call center in a north Jackson office building that will hire 80 people. The company is investing $400,000. The Mississippi Development Authority contributed $50,000 for building upgrades, as well as workforce training. […] [...]

Colorado company purchases MedStat EMS

WINONA — American Medical Response (AMR) has acquired MedStat EMS Inc. in Winona as well as Life Line Ambulance in Prescott, Ariz. Terms were not disclosed. The acquisitions will generate estimated annual revenues of $36 million and employ more than 250 clinicians and support team members, according to AMR. “Life Line and MedStat are outstanding […] [...]

City’s first responders earn more than $600K in overtime

VICKSBURG — Overtime to firefighter, police officer and paramedics has cost the city of Vicksburg $632,176 with three months remaining in the 2013 fiscal year. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30. Accounting Department director Doug Whittington tells the fithat overtime for the three departments has exceeded that paid in fiscal year 2012. He said the […] [...]

Judge rules on ambulance records in hospital dispute

HATTIESBURG — A federal judge says an ambulance service partly owned by Forrest General Hospital must turn over ambulance dispatch records and recordings to lawyers for Wesley Medical Center. The Hattiesburg American reports that the order last week also requires the ambulance service to turn over copies of complaints made against it. Wesley sued Forest […] [...]

Former ambulance service director accused of stealing

GREENVILLE — The former director of ambulance services at Delta Regional Medical Center has been arrested for embezzlement. Greenville Police Sgt. Michael Merchant tells the Delta Democrat Times  Jerry Graham was charged this week after an internal investigation by the hospital found some discrepancies in the operations of the ambulance service. Merchant says bond had […] [...]

Supervisors approve separate billing for ambulance service

GULFPORT — Harrison County supervisors have voted to allow American Medical Response to send a separate bill to patients when city and county fire departments respond to emergency medical calls. However, a representative from AMR says while Gulfport expressed an interest in this, none of the cities have told AMR that they want to start […] [...]

City reapplies for ambulance grant after finding it is eligible

STARKVILLE — The city of Starkville is reapplying for an ambulance services grant for which officials previously thought they were ineligible. Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman tells The Commercial Dispatch the city is in the process of working with OCH Regional Medical Center to prepare a new application for the $14,000 grant provided by the Emergency […] [...]

Hospital, ambulance company respond to lawsuit

HATTIESBURG — Forrest General Hospital and AAA Ambulance Service have denied any wrongdoing in response to a lawsuit contending they steered patients away from Wesley Medical Center. The Hattiesburg American reports the companies filed their response to the lawsuit this past week in federal court in Hattiesburg. Wesley sued AAA and Forrest General Hospital in […] [...]

Judge dismisses claims against CEO in Wesley lawsuit

HATTIESBURG — Wesley Medical Center’s lawsuit over patient choice now has one less defendant after a federal judge dismissed claims against AAA Ambulance’s CEO. Wesley had sued AAA, its CEO Wade Spruill and Forrest General Hospital in April. Both hospitals are in Hattiesburg. The Hattiesburg American reports U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett ruled Wesley’s lawsuit […] [...]

Neshoba County General spinning off ambulance service

PHILADELPHIA — Neshoba County General Hospital has agreed to spin off its ambulance service. The Neshoba Democrat reports the ambulance service will become a separate entity under an agreement between the hospital and the county board of supervisors. “It will no longer be an extension of the emergency room as far as hospital billing is […] [...]

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