Emergency Medical Services
Whether it’s within the walls or out in communities, health care facilities strive to be ready for emergencies from power outages to extreme weather with preparation, practice and partnerships.
As we begin 2014, we will all experience changes in our health care due to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. All areas of health care will strive for an increased focus on preventative care as well as outcome based medicine. EMS and pre-hospital care will be experiencing some dr…
PORTAGE | The Board of Works this week approved the purchase of new emergency medical services software that will improve patient charting.
LAKE STATION | The City Council gave initial approval Thursday to an ordinance increasing the city's ambulance service fees.
LAKE STATION | The possibility of the city raising its ambulance fees remains under discussion.
LAKE STATION | The City Council took a pass Thursday on voting on an ordinance increasing ambulance service fees in every category.
The revenue generated by Lake Station's ambulance service isn't as healthy as the city's emergency medical services director would like.
HOBART | Acting Fire Chief Brian Kerr recognized the lifesaving skills of four firefighters at a recent Board of Public Works meeting.
LOWELL | Some councilmen are hoping a planned meeting between the town and the trustees of West Creek, Cedar Creek and Eagle Creek will find answers for an increasingly strapped Volunteer Fire Department and ambulance service.
Doctors and nurses examine patients carefully, listening to voiced complaints but also studying data before making suggestions to help these individuals. The same process should be followed to improve public health.
HOBART | The Hobart City Council is considering what some believe is a cost-effective move for compensating the city's cross-trained firefighters.
HOBART | Nick Skomac moved to his house in Hillman Heights 14 years ago because it was near a fire station and he wanted to keep his son safe.
Merrillville turned its emergency medical services over to a private ambulance company in 2008 as a way to cut costs, Merrillville Fire Chief Ed Yerga said.
HOBART | The city's Fire Department has returned an ambulance and two cross-trained firefighters to staff it to Fire Station No. 2, city officials said Friday.
Congressman Visclosky salutes Franciscan St. Anthony paramedics who assisted in Superstorm Sandy efforts
U.S. Rep. Peter Visclosky, D-Merrillville, congratulated, presented letters of commendation and spent about 45 minutes hearing the experiences of Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point-affiliated paramedics, who volunteered to travel to New Jersey to assist in Superstorm Sandy relief operations.
PORTAGE | Portage firefighters had another busy year in 2012, answering a total of 3,924 calls.
HOBART | Fire officials starting Monday are removing the ambulance from Fire Station No. 1, 400 E. 10th St., Fire Chief Brian Taylor said.
HOBART | The status of Hobart's emergency medical services continued to be a hot-button issue at the City Council meeting Wednesday.
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