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Van Buren hospital purchases ambulance

By Rusty Ebert, Ledger correspondent | Jul 06, 2017
Source: submitted Van Buren County Hospital has a new ambulance.

Van Buren County Hospital purchased a new 2017 AEV Ambulance. Because of wear and tear put on ambulances, it is necessary to purchase a new one about every four years. The hospital said the new ambulance allows it to keep its patients and staff safe.

The ambulance is a heavy-duty, four-wheel drive, commercial emergency medical vehicle, built to withstand demanding driving conditions. It is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including a safety back up camera and hydraulic new power cot, “for the comfort and well-being of our patients and staff.” New technology on board allows testing such as EKGs to be transferred to the University of Iowa Hospital and many other area hospitals, while en route.

The hospital says they hope “you never have to ride in our ambulance, but if you do, know that you are in the best of care.”

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