Trinity has made changes to its ambulance service.
Starting this evening, advanced medical transport or A.M.T. is running Trinity's ambulances.
Trinity is still providing emergency ambulance service to the fire district of Blackhawk, Sherrard and Orion.
The agreement means the hospital will add six new ambulances to their fleet.
That's in addition to 3 rigs from Trinity's former fleet. Expanding means hospital transfers will be more efficient.
A.M.T. has several regional resources that can pitch in during busy times.
"We'll also be able to do our transfers with a much quicker rate," COO of Trinity Regional Health System Jay Willsher said. "It's very important for hospital operations and patient satisfaction that when people need to be moved, we can move them without a delay."
9.1.1. ambulance service started in rural Illinois communities this evening. Transfer service will begin in two weeks.