Inspira Health and Gloucester Township last week announced they reached an agreement that will make Inspira the official provider of emergency medical services for the township and neighboring borough of Pine Hill.
A 5-year contract will go into effect April 1. Inspira has been providing services to the municipalities on a month-to-month basis since late December 2021.
The contract calls for two ambulances to be stationed in the township, providing around-the-clock 911 ambulance service. One ambulance will be dispatched from the Erial EMS station in Sicklerville, and the other from the Glendora EMS station in Blackwood. Inspira currently provides emergency medical services in six South Jersey counties.
“An excellent provision of EMS services is absolutely vital to the health and safety of every community. I am very pleased to welcome Inspira Health to Gloucester Township,” Gloucester Township Mayor David Mayer said. “Inspira Health has an extensive history of providing quality health care in the South Jersey region; and I look forward to working with them to ensure high quality health care for our residents and visitors.”
“We are grateful for this opportunity to partner with Gloucester Township and Pine Hill to provide to their residents with lifesaving emergency services. Our Inspira EMTs and paramedics stand ready to respond to all medical emergencies,” said Amy Mansue, CEO and president of Inspira Health. “We also want to thank all of the EMS squads with whom we have arranged mutual aid agreements.”
The Inspira EMS and Ground Transport Department employs more than 540 clinical and support staff, including 200 EMTs, 121 paramedics, 49 registered nurses and 21 dispatchers. The department’s 35 educators and trainers provide certification and continuing education to EMS personnel from around the state.