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Don’t let response times overshadow the role of EMS

- 07/01/2015

In the early days of EMS, response times were a way to measure how well a system was performing. It was easy to measure, and there was the prevailing thought that having a “fast ambulance” ...


Hospital may take over EMS services in NJ county

- 06/25/2015

By Andrew Seidman The Philadelphia Inquirer TRENTON, N.J. — The budget introduced and advanced by New Jersey Democrats on Tuesday includes $2.5 million for Cooper University Hospital ...


Feds investigate Mass. ambulance contract choice

- 06/18/2015

AMR providers say the mayor chose a different provider despite a recommendation for AMR; the U.S. Attorney’s Office is looking into the decision


Feds investigate Mass. ambulance contract choice

- 06/18/2015

BROCKTON, Mass. — A federal grand jury is investigating a city’s ambulance provide choice amid protests from EMS providers who say the contract was not properly awarded. EMTs from ...


NJ hospitals battle over bill that would change paramedic services

- 06/17/2015

The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — Two southern New Jersey hospital systems are battling over a bill before the state Legislature that would change paramedic and ambulance services ...


Mass. AMR providers protest ambulance contract

- 06/17/2015

Protesters say a panel picked AMR as Brockton's ambulance service, but the mayor chose a different provider


Mass. AMR providers protest ambulance contract

- 06/17/2015

MyFOXBoston.com BROCKTON, Mass. — They rallied outside, they rallied inside. With time running out, AMR ambulance workers took what may be their last best shot to save their jobs in ...


San Diego approves contract extension with Rural/Metro

- 06/08/2015

SanDiego6 SAN DIEGO — With a bidding process for emergency medical transportation services in San Diego caught up in litigation, a reluctant CityCouncil Monday approved a five-year contract ...


AMR claims city wasn't fair in contract negotiations

- 05/28/2015

WIVB BUFFALO, N.Y. — City leaders are close to finalizing a contract with Rural Metro. Three companies submitted proposals to city administrators last year. Competitor American Medical ...


AMR claims city wasn't fair in contract negotiations

- 05/27/2015

Buffalo, N.Y. leaders are finalizing a contract with Rural Metro, and AMR said there was no transparency in the decision-making process


Calif. county cuts fees and fines to save Rural/Metro $7 million

- 05/04/2015

By Eric Kurhi San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — Santa Clara County officials are poised Tuesday to approve millions of dollars in additional relief for troubled ambulance company ...


Colo. ambulance contract changes led to improved funding, response times

- 04/29/2015

By Ryan Maye Handy The Gazette COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — An independent ambulance contract has brought more than a $1 million to Colorado Springs' general fund, and more urban residents ...


Phoenix contracts with AMR in addition to Rural/Metro

- 04/24/2015

ABC15 PHOENIX — Did you know that when you call 911 it's not always a city ambulance that responds? Right now only one private company answers those calls in the Valley, but that ...


Phoenix contracts with AMR in addition to Rural/Metro

- 04/23/2015

All private ambulances have been provided by Rural/Metro, but city officials gave the OK for AMR to compete for non-emergency transports


New contract inked with Falck ambulance service in Colo.

- 04/22/2015

Aurora Sentinel AURORA, Colo. — In the high-stakes world of ambulance services, Aurora’s private provider for the past eight years could be the latest casualty. At a study session ...


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