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Valley Ambulance Services helping community 40 years later

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Paramedics of a local ambulance and rescue team are celebrating 40 years of serving KOTA Territory residents and they don't show any signs of stopping.
 
Valley Ambulance Services in Scottsbluff has been responding to emergency and non-emergency calls since 1974.

Valley Ambulance president Randy Meininger says his team will continue to provide these services but also hopes to become more of a presence within the homes of residents in the near future.

Moving forward, he says he wants to work more closely within the homes of patients who are discharged from Regional West Medical Center and other critical-access hospitals.

"That means that our paramedics are not only going to be trained and competent to take care of the emergency situation but we're also going to be working with them (RWMC)," he said.

Meininger says looking ahead, he wants to follow a "medical-home" model in addition to the many other services his team provides.

"We got to become a healthier society. We need to work as a health care provider as being part of that and helping keep patients out of the hospital and so I think that's where you're going to see a big turn around in the next five to ten years," he said.
 
Meininger says caring for patients and people within the panhandle will continue be a top priority for his paramedics.
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