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RIVERSIDE: Three more ambulance companies may get permits

Posted on November 26, 2014 by tclowdus

BY ALICIA ROBINSON / STAFF WRITER  Published: Nov. 21, 2014 Updated: Nov. 23, 2014 6:05 p.m. After years of excluding all but one ambulance company, Riverside appears to be shifting toward welcoming all comers who want to transport non-emergency patients in the city. There’s still only one company – American Medical Response – allowed to […]

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Soda May Age You as Much as Smoking, Study Says

Posted on October 24, 2014 by tclowdus

Time Inc, Mandy Oaklander @mandyoaklander  Oct. 17, 2014      The link between soda and telomere length Nobody would mistake sugary soda for a health food, but a newstudy published in the American Journal of Public Health just found that a daily soda habit can age your immune cells almost two years. Senior study author Elissa Epel, PhD, professor […]

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RIVERSIDE: Could city bid 911 ambulance contract?

Posted on July 10, 2014 by tclowdus No Comments

July 1, 2014 by Alicia Robinson In a probably little-noticed comment at the end of the Riverside City Council’s June 10 meeting, Councilman Paul Davis attempted to get the lid off an interesting can of worms: he asked city staff to “explore the options” for bidding out emergency ambulance service in the city. Those who […]

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Mission has been Awarded the Highest Level of Accrediation

Posted on June 30, 2014 by tclowdus No Comments

Corona, CA – Mission Ambulance was awarded by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS), a certificate of Accreditation. The Commission was established to encourage and promote quality patient care in America’s medical transportation system. An independent group of EMS professionals from across the nation including a board certified emergency physician conducted a comprehensive […]

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RIVERSIDE: City has no second ambulance service – yet

Posted on June 21, 2014 by tclowdus No Comments

Council rejected Care Ambulance’s application for non-emergency medical transport; AMR remains sole provider, but three others have applied. BY ALICIA ROBINSON / STAFF WRITER Published: June 20, 2014 Updated:  11:17 p.m. Mission Ambulance employee Carson Bates drops off a patient at Riverside Community Hospital in 2011. Mission is one of three companies seeking permits to […]

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HEALTH CARE: Fewer people seek treatment through Riverside County

Posted on May 27, 2014 by tclowdus No Comments

Officials say the drop is likely due to more patients getting insurancethrough Obamacare and seeking health care elsewhere The number of patients visiting Riverside County’s safety-net hospital and its network of 10 clinics dropped about 11 percent after the Affordable Care Act kicked into full gear Jan. 1. County officials believe people who previously relied […]

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RIVERSIDE: Ambulance business may become competitive

Posted on April 30, 2014 by tclowdus No Comments

  /FILE PHOTO Carson Bates, an EMT for Corona-based Mission Ambulance, drops off a patient at Riverside Community Hospital in 2011. Riverside now allows only one company — American Medical Response — to transport non-emergency patients, but four others, incuding Mission, have applied for permits. BY ALICIA ROBINSONThe Press Enterprise BY ALICIA ROBINSON STAFF WRITER […]

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Riverside County Prehospital Stroke System

Posted on April 3, 2014 by tclowdus No Comments

On April 1, 2014, one minute past midnight, Base Hospitals can start directing prehospital personnel to transport patients potentially suffering from strokes to designated Stroke Centers. The following hospitals have been recognized as Riverside County designated Stroke Centers: • Eisenhower Medical Center (ISC) • Kaiser Permanente Hospital Riverside (PSC) • Kaiser Moreno Valley Community Hospital […]

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Skipping Breakfast May Increase Heart Attack Risk

Posted on February 6, 2014 by tclowdus No Comments

Harvard study showed older men who regularly skipped breakfast had 27 percent higher heart attack risk than those who ate breakfast   ATLANTA (AP) — Another reason to eat breakfast: Skipping it may increase your chances of a heart attack. A study of older men found those who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27 percent […]

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Orange County Fire Authority Loses Management of Ambulance Contracts

Posted on February 6, 2014 by tclowdus No Comments

State officials direct OCFA to submit a comprehensive plan SALVADOR HERNANDEZ, Orange County Register |     | Monday, February 3, 2014 IRVINE – Decision means big changes in how services for 911 calls will be doled out. State officials have stripped the Orange County Fire Authority of its role in selecting ambulance contracts for most […]

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