Oklahoma Ambulance Service to Change Delivery Protocols to Reflect Patient Choice

New protocols will include three additional hospitals


RHETT MORGAN, Tulsa World | | Tuesday, June 12, 2012

SKIATOOK, Okla. -- The city's Fire Department-based ambulance service will change its delivery protocol to reflect a patient's choice in destinations in response to a state Department of Health investigation, documents released Monday show. 

The switch follows a patient destination-related complaint probe initiated Feb. 16 by the Health Department, records indicate. Currently, the city can take nonemergency patients roughly 13 miles to either of two Owasso hospitals: St. John Owasso or Bailey Medical Center.

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