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Local paramedics prepare for health care reform

September 16th, 2013 8:58 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Local paramedics prepare for health care reform

Johnson City Press photo.

The business of emergency response is always facing new challenges, whether it be advanced technology and equipment, new on-scene medical procedures or the growing stress of the job.

Another one headed their way is something the entire medical community faces — health care reform.

“We’re looking at a community paramedic program where we’d have paramedics on the street that wouldn’t run an ambulance, but just have a car,” said Dan Wheeley, executive director of Washington County/Johnson City EMS.

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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