The order cites the recent strain on hospitals from the pandemic, and states they must report the number of hours each day they close their doors to ambulances bringing in new patients.
Crowded ERs divert ambulances in huge numbers, state data shows
Central Indiana hospitals diverted ambulances for nearly 3,000 hours during a six-week period this fall, according to information IBJ received from the Indiana State Department of Health through an open-records request.Read More
At emergency rooms across central Indiana, “No Vacancy” signs are flashing on at unprecedented rates.
For at least a year, county officials have debated how best to pay for the county’s 911 communications operation going forward.
In a federal lawsuit that could have ramifications for many Indiana counties, Monroe Hospital claims IU Health is taking unfair advantage of the Monroe County market.
IEMS has been at the forefront of big data, unifying granular information into a real-time public health picture and spurring action across other government agencies.
IU Health effectively started its own ambulance service in December by adding two ambulances to its long-standing LifeLine critical-care service and opening a call center to help other health care providers figure out what level of transport services a particular patient needs.