Special Meeting on Study of CoCo County’s Emergency Medical Services System

April 7, 2014 16:00 pm · 6 comments

The Contra Costa Emergency Medical Care Committee will hold a special meeting to get feedback from the public on a draft study of the county’s emergency medical services (EMS) system.

The draft “EMS Modernization Project Report” by Fitch and Associates, which was funded by Contra Costa Health Services’ Emergency Medical Services Division, analyzes ways to continue reliable delivery of quality emergency and medical transportation services in Contra Costa County.

WHO: Fitch and Associates will solicit feedback from the public, as well as health care and emergency medical services providers, including local fire departments, ambulance operators and hospitals. The Emergency Medical Care Committee includes appointed representatives of various county stakeholders.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. — 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9

WHERE: Board of Supervisors Chambers, 651 Pine Street, Martinez. The meeting will be broadcast live on Contra Costa Television (CCTV).

WHY:  In December 2012, the Board of Supervisors directed the Emergency Medical Services Division to evaluate the county’s emergency medical services system and to report its findings and make recommendations. The study comes at a time when numerous emergency medical services providers including fire departments, ambulance operators and hospitals are facing significant financial challenges while caring for an increasing number of patients. The report is part of the initial process for preparing a request for proposal (RFP) for ambulance services that needs to be completed by June 2015.

The April 9 meeting gives the public and service providers a forum to offer feedback before a draft version of the study is presented to the Board of Supervisors on May 6. The public comment period on the draft study began on March 24 and has been extended until 5 p.m. on May 6th.

To read the draft study and to learn how to submit written public comments, visit cchealth.org/ems/system-review.php

1 anon April 7, 2014 at 4:35 PM

It takes money,and lots of it.

2 RANDOM TASK April 7, 2014 at 6:00 PM

wait so a board has to direct the emergency Medical Services Division to evaluate their own system ………wow dems have really locked in with the overage and waste as well as abuse and outright redundancy of redundance ( see where we are going here ) I am sure the board was directed by the council as was the council directed by the gov…..wow now wonder why this state is in ruin and the laughing stock of not only the states but the world …….waste not want not is the dem’s party line keep the waste canal flowing. Buying votes along the way……YAY

3 The Realist April 7, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Simple with the passage and implementation of Obamacare… just ask to see their coverage card and if none give them the number of a local cab company and directions to the county hospital. Financial problems solved.

4 Dorothy April 7, 2014 at 7:01 PM

I would rather have a valid report on how all the remaining first responders are going to deal with disasters given their reduced state.

5 Anonymous April 7, 2014 at 8:00 PM

This should be called the “Full employment for Fire Fighters” study. It starts with the premise that Fire Fighters must stay in the system, the rest is about quality affiordable health care.

6 Blues and Twos April 19, 2014 at 2:34 AM

Hello,
Thank you for your nice posting.The Contra Costa Emergency Medical Care Committee will hold a special meeting to get feedback from the public on a draft study of the county’s emergency medical services (EMS) system.
Thanks to you…..

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