Morrisville and portions of Falls Township are now feeling the benefits of a three year deal with Capital Health as the hospital will provide ambulatory services to the area. Effective September 23rd, the plan streamlines emergency responses as the Morrisville Ambulance Squad closes its doors.
The council voted on the decision unanimously on September 12th. Borough Manager Scott Mitchell is excited about the possibilities.
“We are pleased to forge this new partnership with Capital Health and to welcome them to Morrisville Borough,” Mitchell said. “We are already working with the Bucks County 911 Center and other agencies to make the transition to Capital Health as smooth as possible.”
Capital Health divisional director of emergency medical services Jim Boozan promises the partnership will not affect where patients are transported, as ambulances will continue to go to their hospital of choice.
“You want to take them where they want to go, where their physician is, where their medical records are,” Boozan said. He did state some exceptions are made in cases of an active heart attack or baby delivery, for which patients would have to go to a hospital capable of providing the needed care.
About 12% of Falls Township is being covered in the partnership because the was covered by the Morrisville Ambulance Squad when it was still active.
The new group will retain most emergency staff from the old squad and operate out of the current rescue building on Washington Street.