Three-year dispute with Augusta ambulance provider hits turning point

Source: Susan McCord, The Augusta Chronicle, August 29, 2015

It’s not Augusta’s first conflict over emergency medical services, but the city might be nearing a turning point in the latest – its three-year disagreement with its provider of 10 years, Gold Cross EMS. Augusta Commission member Sammie Sias said now is the time to revisit the city’s current three-year EMS contract and possibly end a pricey, unnecessary and problematic arrangement. … Sias announced his intention to cancel the contract 10 days ago and quickly garnered support from commissioners who have long questioned the deal and welcome saving the city a $1 million annual subsidy owed under the contract. …