Hospital acquires new ambulance |

Hospital acquires new ambulance


Hospital acquires new ambulance

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Ambulance Service has purchased a new van-type ambulance.

The addition of a rig and new staffing will allow the hospital to increase daily, overnight and weekend coverage.

The Ambulance Service typically responds to about 7,000 calls a year. Each ambulance is staffed by a paramedic and an Emergency Medical Technician, and reserve ambulances are kept for use when others are being serviced and when four wheel drive capacity is required.

“We have another one on the way,” said Craig Wilcox, Director of Business Development at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, said of the two wheel drive truck. A new plastic surgeon from Bermuda will also be joining the Hospital.

These are just a few examples of the effort to improve the patient experience at the hospital.

“It takes a monumental amount of work” to make a difference, said Wilcox. “If people came into the hospital a couple of years go, its a different hospital” now.

– Angela Diaz

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