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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...

In stinging rebuke, judge blocks corrupt EMS council
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In stinging rebuke, judge blocks corrupt EMS council

A Georgia judge granted an emergency injunction this week to block the actions of Augusta’s emergency medical services council after the unelected panel was accused of conflicts of interest in the provision and selection of ambulance providers. The ruling came after Augusta’s current provider, Gold Cross, filed a dramatic law suit alleging that the city’s...