City of Tulsa renews EMSA agreement in 2011

TULSA, Okla. (August 19, 2011) -- “On behalf of the hundreds of Tulsa-area EMSA employees, we are pleased by the vote of confidence that Mayor Bartlett has shown by renewing the EMSA trust agreement. EMSA has provided high-quality emergency medical services in an exceptionally cost-efficient manner for more than 33 years. The system design has worked very well for Tulsans and will continue to do so in the future,” says Stephen Williamson, EMSA president and chief executive officer.

“We have excellent, independent medical oversight by Dr. Jeffrey Goodloe and the Medical Control Board, the support of the medical community and a team of paramedics and first responders who work very well together.

“We could not do this without the men and women who work so diligently and professionally every day to care for our patients when they need it the most. It is an honor and a pleasure to serve them and all of Tulsa. Thank you to our employees, Mayor Bartlett and the City of Tulsa’s leadership for your support over the years.”

The renewal of the trust is part of a regularly scheduled “window of opportunity” that occurs every five years, as set forth in the trust agreement under which EMSA operates. The Cities of Tulsa and Oklahoma City evaluate EMSA’s performance, ensuring EMSA is continuing its same high-quality medical care with proper cost containment for citizens.

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