Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
2:07 pm EST
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Lake EMS is part of the county

With a unanimous vote, Lake County commissioners voted to bring Lake Emergency Medical Services (EMS) into the county organization. “This is a truly great accomplishment for the county and our citizens,” Commission Chairman Tim Sullivan says in a press release. “By completing this transition, we will be able to eliminate costly duplication and reach patients faster, offering an enhanced service to our citizens at a lower cost.” The county and Lake EMS are working together with a two-phased approach so the transition is made without interruption of service to the public. As part of the process, Lake EMS and county staff came together with municipalities, fire chiefs, local hospitals, and other key stakeholders to ensure all parties had their needs met with the partnership.