Thursday, October 9, 2008
MedStat gets nod for county EMS
By SUE WATSON
The board of supervisors authorized a contract September 29 with MedStat Ambulance Service to provide emergency medical services to Marshall County as the contract with Transcare was about to expire the next day at midnight.
In the contract, MedStat, of Tate County, agrees to provide personnel for four ambulances during peak hours (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday). One ambulance will be stationed in Byhalia at the substation, one at the Wyatte/ Chulahoma Fire Department on Highway 4 West, and one either at Mt. Pleasant/Slayden (two days a week) or at Potts Camp/Bethlehem Fire Departments (two days a week).
The county will subsidize MedStat at a rate of $14,500 per month. MedStat will house three ambulances in the county-owned facilities.
In other business taken up by supervisors September 29, the board:
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