March 23, 2009 — Cleora Emergency Medical Service District Trust (CEMSA) announces the signing of a new contract with Integrity EMS of Afton, OK to operate the service for the Cleora area.
Effective April 1, 2009, Integrity EMS will replace Integris Grove General Hospital who cancelled the contract and will operate from the established CEMSA station on Hwy 85 as a full paramedic level, 24-7 service.
Frank Colburn, newly elected Chairman of the CEMSA Board of Trustees said, “This new contract means full-time, paramedic emergency service remains uninterrupted for the Cleora area. We are pleased to welcome Integrity to our service area and are confident they will continue to provide outstanding coverage and service.”
“We have completed hiring personnel and are ready to assume operations on the April 1 date,” said Rick Bronson, Managing Partner of Integrity EMS. “Paramedic EMS operations are essential to this important area of Northeast Oklahoma and we are proud to be selected to add the Cleora service to our existing network of Emergency Medical services in Oklahoma.”
Integrity EMS also operates services in Afton, Broken Arrow and Eufala.
In other actions, CEMSA announced officers of the District Trust members for 2009 are Frank Colburn — Chairman; Lee Ehrhardt — Treasurer; Wayne Cleaver - Vice President, and Lois Godkins, Secretary.
Matt Starcevich has been elected a new trustee. Other members of the CEMSA District Trust are: Len Dalquest, Jack Luginbuel and Helen Thomas.