MEDSTAR SUSPENDS PATIENT TRANSPORT OUTSIDE SERVICE AREA
Dallas / Fort Worth, TX — February 1, 2011 - Due to dangerous road conditions in Fort Worth and surrounding areas, MedStar has temporarily suspended patient transports to medical facilities outside of the organization’s service area.
MedStar’s service area includes hospitals in Fort Worth, Haltom City, Burleson, Saginaw, White Settlement, Forest Hill, River Oaks, Lake Worth, Sansom Park, Westworth Village, Blue Mound, Edgecliff Village, Haslet, Lakeside and Westover Hills.
During normal operations, MedStar will transport patients to the facility of their choice within Tarrant County unless the patient’s condition is immediately life-threatening or requires specialized services. At this time, the road conditions present a heightened danger during transport and necessitate limiting transport to the closest appropriate facility.
MedStar continues to urge residents to stay off the roads, if possible until conditions improve.
Responding to over 100,000 calls each year, MedStar EMS is the exclusive emergency and non-emergency ambulance service provider to over 880,000 residents throughout Fort Worth and 14 other Tarrant County cities including Haltom City, Burleson, Saginaw, White Settlement, Forest Hill, River Oaks, Lake Worth, Sansom Park, Westworth Village, Blue Mound, Edgecliff Village, Haslet, Lakeside and Westover Hills. Established in 1986, MedStar is governed by the Area Metropolitan Ambulance Authority board of directors and is one of only 132 ambulance services in the country to receive national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services.
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Posted on Tue, February 1, 2011