New ambulance eases ride for heavier patients


 
 

Edgar Sanchez | | Friday, July 6, 2007


From the outside, the new ambulance at American Medical Response looks like just another carrier in the Sacramento company's red, white and blue fleet.

But closer inspection reveals that "Unit 801," as it is called, is a special vehicle designed for obese patients, those weighing between 350 pounds and 1,000 pounds each.

"Transporting an obese patient is difficult, but this unit will make it easier for everybody," Jason Sorrick, a spokesman for American Medical Response, or AMR, said last week at the company's Fee Drive base near Cal Expo.




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