Louisville EMS Program Saves Money, Provides Better Care

Nationwide, ten percent of emergency room visits are non-urgent. People call 911 or go to the hospital for ailments that could be cured at a doctor’s office or clinic. A majority of these patients are on Medicaid or are uninsured, and their ER visits drive up healthcare costs. That makes them the target audience for […]

Louisville Metro EMS Will Drug Test Staff

Louisville Metro EMS has responded to the recent mishandling of medication by two EMS employees. Now, the agency said it plans on adding an extra level of accountability. Metro EMS wants to prevent this from ever happening again, said Dr. Neal Richmond, executive director of Louisville Metro EMS. In the next 30 to 45 days […]

Louisville Metro EMS Responds to Recent Activity

Louisville Metro EMS is changing the way it tracks and handles patient medications. This comes after two EMS employees were accused of mishandling drugs. Now the agency will tighten its processes in response, but will still rely on the trust of its employees. When EMS personnel prescribe medication to a patient, employees are expected to […]

Fire and EMS Discuss Efficiency and Effectiveness

The Louisville Merger 2.0 fire and EMS subcommittee met for over two hours on Monday. It began with a presentation by Louisville Metro EMS. It highlighted the agency’s use of new technology and its increased revenue over the past few years. But the agency still relies on fire departments to be first responders, said Walter […]