Last updated: July 30. 2014 11:20AM - 334 Views
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Logan County’s Ambulance Service is expected to have another state-of-the-art Lifepak 12 heart monitor as soon as additional quotes come in at the first regularly scheduled meeting of the fiscal court in August.

Shane Johnson, director of the Logan County Ambulance Service, attended the Tuesday, July 22 meeting with one bid he had obtained from Dixie Medical for the monitor. Johnson said the purchase was in the budget and asked the court if they would approve the purchase.

“This new re-certified monitor will bring us up to five and allow for a better level of patient care,” said Johnson.

Judge Executive Logan Chick said the purchase was not a problem, but asked Johnson if he could get at least one more quote and bring it to the next court meeting for a decision.

Johnson said that would be no problem and agreed to return in August.

Before leaving Tuesday’s meeting, Johnson talked about one more need, this one involving the ambulance service parking lot on Armstrong Street in Russellville. According to Johnson, employees are having a difficult time parking in the rear of the property. They are having to park in a neighboring church parking lot.

“It is a very narrow space and employees are having to back up to get out and are getting stuck,” said Johnson.

Johnson had Logan County Road Supervisor Paul Lyne come out and look to see what could be done to the parking area. Lyne suggested putting in a tile and a couple of loads of gravel.

“We thought a tile would help with drainage and wondered if we could have some gravel as well?” asked Johnson.

Judge Executive Logan Chick said he felt that would be very “doable.”

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