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AMR Certificate of Necessity

By | February 17th, 2015|General|

You might recall that a few weeks ago I approved American Medical Response’s (AMR Maricopa) application to operate ambulances in Maricopa County (called a Certificate of Necessity or CON). I approved the Certificate of Necessity after reviewing a host of evidence presented to an Administrative Law Judge and her Order recommending approval.  Approval of the [...]

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Rural Metro Bankruptcy Confirmed by Court (but not yet effective)

By | December 19th, 2013|Preparedness|

We received Rural Metro’s bankruptcy documents this week.  The Delaware bankruptcy court confirmed the company’s reorganization- including the business plan and capital structure.  The plan states that the company will be continuing all material contracts in AZ- which is good.  They’ll officially emerge from Chapter 11 once its reorganization plan is declared “effective”… meaning that [...]

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EMS Overdrive

By | February 3rd, 2012|General, Preparedness|

This month has been a doozy for our Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System team.  This week we finished the 2nd of 2 high-profile and important decisions.  A couple of weeks ago I made a decision to let Yuma City take over part of the ambulance response in that town.  I thought the city [...]

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