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EMS reform moves forward in Ga. House
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EMS reform moves forward in Ga. House

GATP-backed HB 264 voted out of Health & Human Services Cmt. ATLANTA, GEORGIA (March 6, 2019) Proposed legislation to end a transparency and ethics gap allowing ambulance vendors to direct taxpayer resources in the provision and delivery of emergency medical services across Georgia was approved Tuesday night by the House Health and Human Services Committee....

Morgan County Citizen: From Tragedy to Advocacy
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Morgan County Citizen: From Tragedy to Advocacy

Tragedy to advocacy By Tia Lynn Ivey Morgan County Citizen Morgan County’s very own Ellen Sims has become the face of a new campaign to reform Georgia’s emergency medical response system after tragically losing her mother, Donna Martin, who died of cardiac arrest triggered by a wasp sting after waiting for nearly a half hour...

WRDW I-Team: Georgia EMS in crisis
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WRDW I-Team: Georgia EMS in crisis

It took 1,680 seconds for an ambulance to get to Donna Martin. National EMS is the ambulance provider in Morgan County, Georgia but it never showed up. “It took 30 min for her to get an ambulance from an outside county other than the one she lived in and she passed away as a result,”...

AJC: ‘Hefty’ slate of lawmakers back EMS reform in Georgia
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AJC: ‘Hefty’ slate of lawmakers back EMS reform in Georgia

The Jolt By Jim Galloway The Atlanta Journal-Constitution February 14, 2019 State Rep. Bill Werkheiser, R-Glennville, has introduced legislation that would bar private ambulance operators from serving on boards that select which ambulance companies will serve local health districts. HB 264 has some hefty co-sponsors: Matt Hatchett, R-Dublin, chair of the House GOP caucus; Randy...

WATCH: Grandmother dies after local ambulance provider fails to arrive
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WATCH: Grandmother dies after local ambulance provider fails to arrive

A Georgia grandmother has died, her family says, after the county’s ambulance service provider failed to arrive after she suffered a severe wasp sting. Donna Martin died this summer from cardiac arrest after suffering a wasp sting. Her family called for help, but neither of the county’s two ambulances responded. Eventually paramedics from a neighboring...

November 21, 2018November 21, 2018 in Blog
AJC: Advocacy groups join EMS transparency effort
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AJC: Advocacy groups join EMS transparency effort

Advocacy groups join EMS transparency effort By Jim Galloway, Greg Bluestein The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Oct. 25, 2018 Several advocacy and watchdog groups say they’ve allied themselves with the Georgia Ambulance Transparency Project, an initiative to restore transparency and ethics to the provision and delivery of emergency services across the state. Among the new members: Common...

AJC: Advocacy groups join EMS transparency effort
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AJC: Advocacy groups join EMS transparency effort

Advocacy groups join EMS transparency effort By Jim Galloway, Greg Bluestein The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Oct. 25, 2018 Several advocacy and watchdog groups say they’ve allied themselves with the Georgia Ambulance Transparency Project, an initiative to restore transparency and ethics to the provision and delivery of emergency services across the state. Among the new members: Common...