BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - UPDATE 01/07/2019
TriStar Greenview Hospital has responded after their request for an additional ambulance service was denied. The following statement was released by Mike Sherrod, Chief Executive Office, TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital:
"TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital and its affiliate, Southern Kentucky Ambulance Service, are appreciative of the Bowling Green community’s support for our application to provide Class I ambulance service with advanced life support in Warren County. We are extremely disappointed that our case was not heard, thus denying us the opportunity to advocate for the patients we serve. Although Warren County is the fastest growing county in Kentucky, it remains a community with only one ambulance provider. Despite this difficult outcome, we remain committed to providing excellent healthcare in our community.”
Tri-Star Greenview's request for an additional ambulance service was denied Friday by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
Several weeks ago the state issued an administration regulation on Warren County following a report from the state that the county was underserved in abulance services, with all 13 ambulances being operated by Med Center EMS.
Tri-Star Greenview immediately submitted an application for an additional ambulance service, that was denied Friday due to several reasons, one of which being that Franklin-Simpson County Ambulance Service provides backup response for parts that extend into Warren County.
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