Ky. hospitals fund FD’s cash-strapped community paramedicine program

By: EMS1 – Beth Musgrave

The program, which was set to run out of funding in January, has helped reduce ambulance runs while providing non-emergency medical care to those in need

Three Lexington hospitals have stepped up to fund a Lexington Fire Department program that has slashed ambulance runs and helped those who need medical care but not emergency services.

UK HealthCare, CHI Saint Joseph Health and Baptist Health Lexington have agreed to donate $200,000 to keep the community paramedicine program going. Due to budget constraints, the program was set to run out of funding in January.

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