NORWICH – Touting experience, highly trained paramedics and state-of-the-art equipment, Cooperstown Medical Transport (CMT) is in a “very strong position” to become the next commercial ambulance provider in Chenango County, a co-owner of the company told the county’s full Board of Supervisors Tuesday.
CMT is still awaiting approval from the state Department of Health to expand its operating license into the county, but co-owner and Chief Financial Officer Margaret McGown says the private ambulance is planning as if it will be granted full-time status in Chenango.
“I believe that CMT is in a very strong position to become the commercial ambulance service provider in Chenango County,” McGown said, addressing the board at its monthly meeting Tuesday. “We look forward to working with the EMS providers in this county, and hope that we will soon have certification from the New York state Department of Health to be allowed to start our permanent operation here.”
CMT is seeking a 60-day operating emergency certificate from the health department while it’s under review. That decision could come in next few days or weeks.