The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Local News

December 31, 2012

Community Care ready to serve Andover area

Officials from Community Care Ambulance spent the last several days of last year preparing to replace the now defunct Pymatuning Ambulance Service, said Chris Brook, director of customer relations for CCA.

“Our organization has a lot of depth. It was challenging but not difficult,” Brook said of placing ambulances in the village.

“We are already staffed and have ambulances on-site,” Brook said late Monday afternoon, prior to the midnight change from Pymatuning Ambulance Service to CCA.

Brook said the new ambulance center is in downtown Andover in a building that is being leased from a local business.

The ambulance service dissolved in December due to financial problems stemming from late reimbursements from Medicare and private insurance companies, PAS representative Dave Miller said at the time.

Community Care Ambulance has a contract for 911 emergency service in Andover village and township. Several other surrounding townships have placed the service up for bid but will be served by CCA until the bid process is complete, Brook said.

“We will provide 911 (service) for the entire area,” he said.

Some of the 20 employees at PAS have applied for jobs at CCA, Brook said. He said one has been hired and others are in the process.

Brook said all certifications are in order and CCA is looking forward to working with those in the area.

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