By ALEXANDRIA CRUEY
MONROEVILLE – North Central EMS and the Village of Monroeville have entered into a joint venture in an effort to provide residents of the village with an increased level of emergency services.
Beginning Jan. 1, North Central EMS has an ambulance stationed in the village, according to the new three-year contract. North Central EMS, a part of Fisher-Titus Health System, has always provided services to the residents of Monroeville; however, this is the first time they will have a hub in the village.
“What this means for the people of Monroeville is an improved response time and improved coverage,” said Ashley Ballah, director of North Central EMS. “We are looking forward to continuing our relationship with the village and providing a greater service to its residents.”
North Central EMS provides emergency and non-emergency ambulance transportation and wheelchair van services. Additional EMS stations are located in Milan, Norwalk, Berlin Heights, Greenwich, Green Springs and Bellevue.
According to Chris Raftery, Monroeville Council president pro-tem, the village council understands that health, welfare, safety, and security of the residents are paramount to their well-being, which is why they took action to make the agreement work.
“The entire dynamic of the health care industry has changed over the last few years,” Raftery said. “Our council recognized that we needed to step up and provide the next level of immediate care for our residents. They wanted to take the appropriate measures to strengthen the ability to have more defined care and have a squad available for the people of our village.”
Matt Mattner, chief operating officer for Fisher-Titus, stated that North Central EMS and Fisher-Titus have always had a great relationship with Monroeville.
“We are excited about this new level of partnership with the Village of Monroeville,” said Mattner. “While we’ve always provided ambulance services to the village, this advanced service of care is what is best for the residents and furthers our commitment to provide the best possible care whether we are talking heart stents or emergency transportation.”
To learn more, visit fishertitus.org or northcentralems.com.
Alexandria Cruey is director of marketing and communications for Fisher-Titus, 419-660-2545, firstname.lastname@example.org.