ambulance service http://tspr.org en AMT Makes Offer for Hancock County Service http://tspr.org/post/amt-makes-offer-hancock-county-service <p>The Hancock County Board is still weighing its options to improve ambulance service. The county is under a &rdquo;plan of corrections&rdquo; to address lapses by ambulance crew members.<br /><br />One option is to hire an outside firm to run the service.<br /> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 11:46:57 +0000 James Lenz 16766 at http://tspr.org AMT Makes Offer for Hancock County Service Hancock County Ambulance Crew Mistakes Continue http://tspr.org/post/hancock-county-ambulance-crew-mistakes-continue <p>Ambulance crews in Hancock County are still suffering too many mistakes&nbsp; despite operating under a &ldquo;Plan of Corrections&rdquo; for months to address them.<br /><br />The Blessing Hospital EMS Director says that must stop.<br /><br />Dr. Kelly Cox oversees ambulance services in Hancock, Adams, Brown and Pike counties. He has considerable latitude under state law to remedy the situation. He can suspend the licenses of EMTs who are not doing the job well. He could even suspend the county-wide service. He could also suggest the Illinois Department of Public Health issue fines.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 19:46:51 +0000 James Lenz 16241 at http://tspr.org Hancock County Ambulance Crew Mistakes Continue Hancock County Might Hire Ambulance Consultant http://tspr.org/post/hancock-county-might-hire-ambulance-consultant <p>The Hancock County Board is looking at options including hiring a consultant to solve problems with ambulance service.<br /><br />The county is under a &ldquo;Plan of Correction&rdquo; to fix a number of deficiencies. The county could be fined by the Illinois Department of Public Health if they are not corrected soon.<br /><br />One of the biggest problems is that some crews are not doing a &ldquo;rig check&rdquo; to make sure their ambulances have all the supplies and gear they might need on a call.<br /> Wed, 23 May 2012 20:55:09 +0000 James Lenz 15603 at http://tspr.org Hancock County Might Hire Ambulance Consultant