NORWICH – It’s official. Cooperstown Medical Transport was approved earlier this month by the state Department of Health to expand its private ambulance service into Chenango County.
Department officials granted CMT a “Certificate of Need” on Feb. 11 after no appeals were filed against letting the private ambulance move into the county.
“Cooperstown Medical Transport, Inc. is a good ambulance service and the addition of CMT in Chenango County is positive,” said Claudia S. Hutton, a health department spokeswoman, earlier this week.
The company is stepping in after Superior Ambulance, a Binghamton-based private EMS, shut down its operation in Chenango County last October, citing a lack of profitable 911 calls.