New Ambulance Arrives at
ME - Western Maine Health President and CEO
Timothy A. Churchill was pleased to announce the arrival
of the new PACE truck in earlier in the month.
Director Robert Hand, says of the new truck, "We're very
excited here at PACE to add a new ambulance to our
fleet. I think this speaks toward the commitment
Stephens Memorial Hospital has made to the citizens we
serve. Obviously we will save on fuel and
maintenance with this new vehicle, but it also means a
smoother, safer, and more reliable ride for our
customers in need."
just part of our overall long term vehicle replacement
plan, which means that we will continue to rotate newer
vehicles toward the front line in the coming years to
continue to ensure safe, reliable, and economically
sound vehicles. It is just one more part of
our plan to provide the best service we can for the
towns in Western Maine that we actively cover, and also
the areas we respond to for Paramedic Intercepts which
are covered by other ambulance services."
ambulance services in the state do employ similar safe
driving monitors. These monitors can observe
anything from speed to unsafe conditions, notifies the
driver allows adequate time to make adjustments to avoid
accidents. These monitors help to improve driver
safety, and notify of changes to the ambulance to catch
problems, which helps reduce maintenance costs of
Ambulance Service currently includes 5 ambulances that
serve the Oxford County region that respond to over
3,000 calls annually. There are a minimum of 2
paramedics and 2 emergency medical technicians on duty
every shift 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Memorial Hospital is an affiliate of Western Maine
Health, which is part of the Maine Health® family.
Visit Western Maine Health on the Internet at www.wmhcc.org.
Photo caption: PACE
Director Bob Hand helps his son Emmett inspect the
newest addition to the PACE Fleet.