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WellSpan Health and Northeastern Area EMS announce new service agreement to support and strengthen community emergency resources

April 25, 2023

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WellSpan Health and Northeastern Area EMS announce new service agreement to support and strengthen community emergency resources

To support the continuation of emergency medical services for the people of northeastern York County, Northeastern Area EMS and WellSpan EMS are partnering to create a new operational model that will create a seamless transition of ambulance services for this region.

Effective May 1, 2023, equipment and other assets of Northeastern Area EMS will officially transition ownership to WellSpan EMS. There are nine staff that will transition and stay on as WellSpan team members.

“Emergency ambulance services and patient transport are essential to providing exceptional emergency care for our patients and community,” said Dr. Michael Seim, senior vice president and chief quality officer, WellSpan Health. “WellSpan is committed to providing the highest quality care and this is just another avenue to ensure we continue supporting the communities we serve.”

Currently, Northeastern Area EMS provides advanced life support services to residents of East Manchester Township, Conewago Township, Manchester Borough, Mount Wolf Borough, and surrounding municipalities.

“This agreement will help to meet our shared goals that area residents will continue to receive the same high quality pre-hospital emergency medical services that they have become accustomed to,” said Dennis MacDougal, board president, Northeastern Area EMS.”

As the region’s most comprehensive health care provider, WellSpan continues to support the development of sustainable local EMS services across its system of care and welcomes opportunities to engage with providers to develop these efforts, as they are a cornerstone in the continuum of offering high quality patient care.

Regionally, WellSpan EMS recently expanded emergency services and patient transport to communities like Spring Grove, Waynesboro and Christiana, among others.