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SVAC Launches Pilot Program to Bring Patients to Greenwich Hospital

raizenSVAC President David RaizenDue to the present situation between White Plains Hospital and United Healthcare/Oxford, in response to residents’ requests, Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps will be providing service to Greenwich Hospital as a pilot program for the next 60 days.

The pilot program will measure turnaround time for SVAC ambulances going to Greenwich Hospital. At the end of the 60 days, SVAC will evaluate the data and make a decision on whether to continue regular service to Greenwich Hospital.

Emergent calls will continue to go to the nearest appropriate facility. According to a White Plains Hospital representative, patients transported to White Plains Hospital who have United Healthcare/Oxford insurance do have coverage for emergency room visits within the parameters of their policy.

SVAC's launch of this pilot program is in response to the many requests it has received from its residents.

SVAC is the primary 911 EMS provider of the Village of Scarsdale and north end of New Rochelle. In continuous operation for more than 50 years, it provides the highest level of prehospital care authorized in the State of New York while maintaining lower operating costs through a combination of volunteer and paid providers. SVAC responds to more than 1,800 calls annually with its fleet of four modern ambulances, three certified fly cars, and a specialty all-terrain utility vehicle. Each year, SVAC's training program graduates dozens of new state- certified EMTs, including high school seniors through Scarsdale's Senior Options program. In 2019, SVAC received the coveted Charmain's Award from the Westchester Regional EMS Council for its contribution to EMS education in the county.

Have questions? Contact David Raizen, President  of Scarsdale Village Ambulance Corps at 914-722-2288.

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