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Castleton-Maple Grove-Nashville ambulance shut down for lack of paperwork, state on standby for reinstatement

Castleton-Maple Grove-Nashville EMS station services have been suspended by the Barry County Medical Control Board, leading the state of Michigan to void the ambulance services’ license.

 

 “Communication was the biggest problem,” board Chair Cheryl Hartwell said. “We’re in the final stages of (preparing the) documents needed by the board and the state is on standby for inspection and reinstatement. It’s a matter of details.

 

“We had a great meeting Monday with the board; we have a great staff; we met with them, they’re upbeat with a positive attitude and working diligently to get everything that’s needed.”

Tuesday night, they had a public informational meeting with representatives from Castleton and Maple Grove townships and the Village of Nashville for an update and to answer questions, Hartwell said.

 

“We’ve developed an action plan to correct the deficiencies. The big thing is communication needs be improved…we want to get back on line as soon as possible for our residents.”

The advanced support service serves Castletown, Maple Grove townships, the village of Nashville and parts of Eaton County.

 

Barry County ambulance services have mutual agreements; Barry Central 911 will dispatch the nearest ambulance to calls from the area.

 

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