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Written by  FOX59 Aug 19 2019

Community paramedicine program to reduce non-emergency 911 calls

HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. – Hendricks Regional Hospital has launched a community paramedicine program that aims to break the ambulance-hospital service cycle in non-emergency situations.

The county says they’re dealing with too many non-emergency EMS calls, and they’re hoping the new program will help cut back.

According to the Hendricks Regional Health in Hendricks County, 50 percent of EMS calls are for non-emergency needs. That adds up to as much as $1.2 million annually in care and services delivered by EMS and emergency departments.

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