2012 EMS DISTRICT #2 ANNUAL REPORT: PERFORMANCE BASED AMBULANCE CONTRACT CONTINUES TO PROVIDE QUALITY CARE AT A LOW COST
For information contact: Doug Smith-Lee, Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency, (360) 737-1911 ext. 3949, email@example.com
The 2012 Clark County EMS District #2 Annual Report highlights how over the past 20 years the District has been providing a high performance paramedic ambulance contract for Clark County and the Cities of Battle Ground, La Center, Ridgefield, and Vancouver. As a result to these jurisdictions cooperatively working together, the community enjoys:
- A high level of clinical care;
- Some of the most stringent response time standards in the nation; and
- Low cost for ambulance service with no funding from local taxes
The EMS Administrative Board is composed of citizen volunteers with expertise in business, finance, law, health care administration and insurance that provide independent oversight of the District’s paramedic ambulance service contract. The Medical Program Director is appointed by State Department of Health and is under contract with the county for oversight of training, certification and patient care provided by all EMS personnel, including the District’s paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).
Since 1992, the District’s ambulance contract has implemented a number of clinical innovations. A few of innovations include: Accreditation by the National Academy of Dispatch; high cardiac arrest survival rates; and enhancements in cardiac and stroke care. The ambulance contract has also made significant contributions to the community in over $3 million for first response enhancements.
The 2012 Annual Report outlines system enhancements and performance levels that have kept the District at the forefront as a high performance EMS System. In addition, the Report also shows how the District and EMS providers are working to find new ways to combine resources and gain efficiencies as a result of dwindling public and private funds for EMS and healthcare reform efforts.
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