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Dec 27 2010

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Local EMS acquires new ambulance

By ANTONIO VINDELL

Jesus “Chucho” Hernandez shows part of the new system inside the new ambulance at the local EMS station. (Staff photos by Antonio Vindell)

The city-owned Port Is­abel Emergency Medical Services has been mak­ing headway in a number of ways compared to a year ago, according to of­ficials.

It now has a new com­pany that is in charge of billing, a new ambu­lance that is responding to emergency calls and a new computerized system to fill all the required in­formation regarding pa­tient receiving emergency care.

Charlie Wood, the EMS director, said their previ­ous billing company, Tex­as Medical Data Systems, went bankrupt.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Dec. 27 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press.

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