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By Lou Marzeles

Ambulances a priority; KVH and Skyline combine service to cut costs


Very soon one ambulance service will cover two hospital districts in Klickitat County.

Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) and Skyline Hospital in White Salmon have formed an interlocal agreement that will allow both institutions to sharply decrease financial losses and maintain regular ambulance service. If all proceeds smoothly, the new service could be in effect this summer.

“The two [hospital] boards met back on Jan. 24,” says KVH CEO John White. “Both sides presented their plans. It was pretty clear there were some things that were on both lists, ambulance being one of those. So it was a priority of ours before; now it’s a joint priority with Skyline.”

At that joint board meeting...

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