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UPMC Susquehanna (PA) Receives Grant for Ambulance Bus

UPMC Susquehanna Ambulance Bus

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A $100,000 grant from the PPL Foundation helped fund a new ambulance bus that was used for the first time this week to help seniors get COVID-19 vaccinations.

The vehicle can hold 15 patients, 10 patients in wheelchairs or stretchers and five crew members, according to the Sun Gazette. It also has a ramp at the back to help get patients in.

The highly customizable bus will be used for mobile clinics, screening appointments and for on-site help at the Little League World Series.

UPMC Susquehanna photo from the inside.

The vehicle will eventually have solar panels and an awning, as well as remote monitoring and WiFi.

Susquehanna Regional EMS workers will mostly staff the vehicle, but some UPMC Williamsport staff also being trained.