Pennsylvania Firefighters Make 950-Mile Ambulance Run

Hospital wouldn't discharge her without ambulance transport.


 
 

| Thursday, September 16, 2010


LANSDOWNE, Pa. - A suburban Philadelphia college student is back home thanks to three firefighters who picked her up after she was stranded at an Ohio hospital. Three East Lansdowne Volunteer Firefighters made the 950-mile roundtrip last weekend to pick up 21-year-old Samantha Rementer.

The Marietta College senior had suffered a head injury last month in a fall. After multiple surgeries, she got caught in the middle of a dispute between the hospital and her insurance company.

Rementer's family told the Delaware County Daily Times the hospital wouldn't discharge her without ambulance transport but her insurance company didn't think she needed an ambulance to get to a rehabilitation facility near her home.

So the firefighters stepped in, making the trip for the cost of gas.

The Rementer family said Samantha is recovering well.

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Information from: Delaware County Daily Times, http://www.delcotimes.com



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