Hospital unveils first of two new ambulances
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
May 23, 2012 | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Trigg County Hospital CEO Alisa Coleman (left) and TCH Board Chair Dr. Michael Gross (right) christened the new ambulance recently.</i>
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Trigg County Hospital CEO Alisa Coleman (left) and TCH Board Chair Dr. Michael Gross (right) christened the new ambulance recently.

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Trigg County Hospital christened the first of two new ambulances last Wednesday morning, and it will receive the next one by the end of the month.

Trigg County Ambulance Director Allen Jones said the new ambulances have technology and equipment that will allow paramedics and EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians) to better care for patients on the way to the hospital.

“We’re able to initiate IVs and emergency airways, put you on cardiac monitors, administer drugs, able to do some of those things,” Jones said. “So in essence, we’re bringing the E.R. to the patient.”

Jones said both of the new ambulances are part of a joint effort by several in the county, including the Trigg County Fiscal Court and the Cadiz City Council. He said it is a 2011 Chevrolet and McCoy-Miller, said Jones, who added that they were able to spec the vehicle from the chassis up to meet their specific requirements.

Chevrolet provided the chassis, and McCoy-Miller provided the box, he added.

Jones reiterated that the new ambulances wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the Fiscal Court and the City Council.

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