Wednesday, June 24, 2015

What's news in Crittenden County this week...

Crittenden EMS could soon be managed by Baptist Health.

As Crittenden Health Systems’ bottom line continues to improve, management is looking to a probable deal with Kentucky health care giant Baptist Health to run the county’s ambulance service. Both the local hospital’s CEO and its chairman of the board of directors see an agreement between the two care providers as a chance to further streamline expenses for CHS while maintaining or improving its current level of service.

To be clear, the ambulances would be transferred into the name of Baptist Health, but the vehicles would remain based in Crittenden County and retain local branding alongside that of Baptist Health. The local hospital would still own the EMS, but Baptist's management  would include billing and staffing.

Read the entire story in this week's issue of The Crittenden Press, plus:
  • Crittenden County man joins wildfire fighting teams in Alaska.
  • Convenience center alters hours of operation.
  • School district opts to not seek snow day alternative.
  • Victory Gardens ready to offer produce to the public.
  • Longtime CCMS teacher recalls her teaching days.
  • Crittenden County School District employee earns Bus Driver of the Year honor.
  • Former CCMS teacher succumbs to cancer.
  • Livingston County Board of Education continues search for superintendent.
  • Rocket basketball team plans boycott of All A Classic tournament.
  • New pastor named at Piney Fork Church.
  • Forgotten Passages takes a look at Mattoon schools.