May 22, 1998
GRANTS AWARDED TO REGIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICES
SPRINGFIELD, IL Dr. John R. Lumpkin, state public health director, today announced that $200,000 in grant funds has been awarded to five regional ambulance services.
Funding for the grants is allocated each year by the Illinois General Assembly to improve the delivery of health care in rural and medically underserved areas.
The five regional ambulance services and their providers receiving grants are --
Regional ambulance system boards comprise at least three members from each ambulance service. Members are appointed by the head of their county boards.
Grant funds are awarded to ambulance services that cover two or more counties with a combined population of less than 20,000 or that are in the same emergency medical service region or shortage area.
Funds may be used to offset operational expenses of a newly established regional ambulance service, to consolidate ambulance service providers into a regional ambulance service, to train employees and volunteers, and to establish telecommunications for a regional ambulance service.
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