With ambulance service shutting down, Ill. city begins search for agency

Decatur Ambulance Service was founded in 1959 and was acquired by Hospital Sisters Health System in 2018

Jul 1, 2022

Donnette Beckett
Herald & Review

DECATUR, Ill. — Proposals are being accepted from those interested in providing ambulance services for Decatur following the announcement this week that the existing company will close on Sept. 1.

“Everyone is committed to finding the best ambulance services that will ensure continuity for our citizens,” said Decatur City Manager Scot Wrighton, referring to the committee that has been formed to address the situation. “This is a group effort and we are confident the end result won’t mean more burden on the taxpayers.”

The committee comprises leaders from city of Decatur management and the fire chief, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur Memorial Hospital, Crossing Healthcare and the Central Illinois Regional Dispatch Center.

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