Community Howard Regional Health announced the addition of a new ambulance that will strengthen the hospital’s emergency medical services program and its ability to provide emergency care in the community.
The 2021 Ford F550 was purchased by the Community Howard Regional Health Foundation and donated to the hospital in special recognition of the hospital’s 60th anniversary. The truck, which was purchased late last year, was delivered to the hospital in recent days and is now in service.
Community Howard operates three ambulances, responding to an average of 584 calls for service each month in 2020.
Among other things, items donated by the Foundation in 2020 include technology to expand access to behavioral health services and monitoring equipment that will expand the hospital’s future surge capacity.