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Colorado Bill Would Require More Insurance, Aid Hospital Collections

Since July 2003, Colorado hospitals have lost $80 million a year on collections, at least partly because the state dropped no-fault auto policies.

Posted Monday, November 12, 2007

EMT Charged in Fatal Crash Fired Under Zero Tolerance Policy

A Butler County, Pa., ambulance driver who is charged with drunken driving and causing a fatal collision while on the job will be fired under the Cranberry Ambulance Company's zero-tolerance policy.

Posted Monday, November 12, 2007

Stockton Dispatch Dispute Talks Dissolve; Opts for Trial

Talks between the city of Stockton and San Joaquin County officials have broken down and it appears a contentious lawsuit over who dispatches first responders to emergencies will go to trial in spring.

Posted Monday, November 12, 2007

Virginia Beach Breaks Ground on New Digs

Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad and city leaders broke ground recently for a 15,000-square-foot building that will house Station 8 on Bayne Drive. The $5 million project will be completed in 2008.

Posted Monday, November 12, 2007

Couple to Donate $27.5M to Bay Area Hospital

A Palo Alto, Calif., couple with deep Silicon Valley roots announced Friday they will donate $27.5 million to build a new state-of-the-art emergency room at Stanford Hospital.

Posted Monday, November 12, 2007

Hospitals Go XL to Help Patients: Dignity and Safety Are Key

With as many as 1 in 5 Americans considered obese hospitals are investing in equipment that provides comfort, safety and dignity for such people.

Posted Monday, November 12, 2007

Heart Attack Survival Rates Double Following Implementation of New Guidelines

Heart attack survival rates have doubled in Madison, Wis., Milwaukee and five other places that were among the first to implement new resuscitation guidelines, including the use of a new airflow device.

Posted Friday, November 9, 2007

Lexington Awards Banquet First for Fire, EMS Lifesavers

For the first time, the Lexington Division of Fire and Emergency Services held an awards banquet to recognize individuals who save lives and often risk their own.

Posted Friday, November 9, 2007

A Not-So-Dry Run; Flu Shots Used to Test Ann Arbor Preparedness

Flu shots were offered in ambulances and the county decontamination tent Wednesday and Thursday, as a test of the mass inoculation portion of Ann Arbor's emergency preparedness plan.

Posted Friday, November 9, 2007






 

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