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Merged Ambulance Service Saving Kimball Some Cash

Since Kimball ambulance service paired with Regional West’s ambulance service, Kimball County has saved money.

Ken Hunter, Kimball Health Services CEO, and Chief Nursing Officer Cheryl Delaplane met with the county commissioners at their regular meeting Jan. 15 to discuss overall improvements regarding ambulance service.

According to Commissioner Timothy Nolting, Kimball County was paying out nearly $175,000 in administration costs. However, since the merger, the county is paying only $40,000 and housing the emergency vehicles.

“Having a paramedic on call for the ambulance at all times (unless...

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