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By Kelly Shipp
For the Sentinel 

KVH asks city for EMS levy support


John White, CEO of Klickitat Valley Health (KVH), asked the Goldendale City Council to consider approving a tax levy that would help the financial sustainability of ambulance service in Goldendale and Klickitat County at Monday’s City Council meeting.

“In order to make a levy possible under the county, we need the City’s support,” said White.

The two hospital-based ambulance service staffs in Klickitat County—KVH and Skyline in White Salmon—consolidated in August. Now, both hospitals are working with Klickitat County to further consolidate into a single county-owned EMS district.

White said, “It is the preference of Skyline and KVH that Klickitat County own and operate the E...

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