Two New Ambulances
Boone County Hospital (BCH) has received two new ambulances that were ordered in early 2023 to better serve our patients and the communities we serve. The new ambulances will replace two of the oldest units from 2003 and 2007 while maintaining our fleet of four ambulances.
Mikaela Kienitz, BCH’s CEO stated, “Patient and staff safety are at the forefront of our decision making and with two new ambulances, it will position the hospital’s EMS service in the best possible situation to care for patients throughout the county.”
The BCH ambulances get a lot of use which leads to increased mileage and wear and tear on the units. The ambulances that are being replaced have very high miles, as the oldest model has over 400K miles. As the ambulances have aged, they have also required more service leading to added costs.
“One of the most important features of the new ambulances is the Power Load Stretchers that allow the stretchers to be loaded onto the ambulances with the push of a button, says BCH Ambulance Director, Mark Addy. This is a big safety feature and should aid to mitigate back injuries. New ambulances and equipment are a positive indicator in staff satisfaction and help with recruitment and retention of qualified EMS staff.”
BCH is happy to continue providing such an important service to the Boone County.
Pictured: Mikaela Kienitz, BCH CEO, Mark Addy Ambulance Director, and the Boone County Chamber Ambassadors