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polkadot76 - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Exactly right. Nothing like adding a bit of drama to bolster your "argument." How can anyone complain? For starters, the bloated budgets of the police and fire departments, and the funding of the generous pensions for those employees, is the primary source of the budget woes that the City is facing. Nothing has really been done to address those issues, save for terminating a few "non-essential"…
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That's a bit dramatic, don't you think? What are you suggesting? That if the firefighters didn't get a raise, they were going to walk off the job? Or maybe fight fires at half speed? Because that's the only way that public safety would be jeopardized. With regard to the Consumer Price Index, I agree with polkadot. There are a lot of people out there whose salary hasn't…
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And they had said they were going to buy 2 automated trucks...but the RFP says "an automated garbage truck" which implies one truck. Is that right? http://www.ci.quincy.il.us/bids/garbage-truck
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I think GuyFawkes10 was referring to the mother.
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Can't afford public safety? That's one of very few things a city its suppose to afford! And the CPI comment on this thread its a very good point and it appears these men and women have taken less than that. How can anyone complain?

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Adams County to take part in pilot program

Adams County to take part in pilot program

2 months, 2 weeks ago by Denise Donley

The Adams County Ambulance & E.M.S. and the Adams County Health Department are in the E.M.S. Patient Navigator pilot program

The Adams County Ambulance & E.M.S. and the Adams County Health Department are one of three entities in the state chosen to participate in the E.M.S. Patient Navigator pilot program. 

The program is aimed at ensuring patients who call 9-1-1 frequently for chronic or non-medical emergency related matters get the right help for the circumstances. 

J. Paul Davis, EMS Chief, said the program will better assess the needs of patients and locate more appropriate and coordinate resources with community health care providers and social service agencies. 

“In order to help identify people who might slip through the cracks, Adams County paramedics and EMTs are going to be called upon to report and refer incidents to a patient navigator,” said Davis. “This gives us the opportunity to review the situation and determine if this is truly a 911 call for an emergency or is it a 911 call because that patient doesn’t have access to some other type of healthcare that is pertinent to the situation.”

Examples of those who would need a different type of healthcare rather ambulance care includes patients who get tangled up in their oxygen cord or those who don’t know which medication to take.

When a client is identified by paramedics and EMTs, the E.M.S. Navigator will assist and educate would-be ambulance patients in locating more appropriate resources. The navigator will coordinate with community health care providers and social service agencies to get the patient the help needed.

“The program will make sure the ambulances are available for true emergencies and to make sure that people aren’t slipping through the cracks,” said Davis. “We want to make sure that we’re not just putting a band-aid on the situation, but that we are providing the right help for the right circumstance.”

The E.M.S. Patient Navigator pilot program is funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation and administered by Southern Illinois University Centers for Rural Health.

Locally, the project will be administered by Adams County Ambulance & E.M.S. with the Health Department providing coordination. The E.M.S. Navigator is a registered nurse currently employed by the Health Department.

The program will be funded for a minimum of two years.


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