CMT’s ambulance permit made official earlier this month

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.

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