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Interfaith Medical Center joins city’s 911 system with FDNY/EMS ambulance service

November 12, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Steven R. Korf, president and chief executive officer (left), and Dr. Charles Lawrence, chairman of Emergency Medicine, at Interfaith Medical Center show off the hospital’s new FDNY/EMS certified ambulance. Photo courtesy of Interfaith Medical Center
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Interfaith Medical Center has received certification from the FDNY and EMS to operate an ambulance as part of the New York City 911 system.  

The Interfaith FDNY/EMS ambulance, now in operation, is a basic life support unit that will operate 24-hours, seven days a week in the central Brooklyn community. It will be dispatched by the 911 system to bring patients to the nearest hospital or to a hospital with certified special services, such as designated stroke, burn or trauma centers.

“Our ability to operate a certified FDNY/EMS ambulance permits us to increase access to emergency care for the members of our community,” said hospital President and CEO Steven R. Korf.  “This is an important moment for Interfaith Medical Center and the people of central Brooklyn.”

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“The addition of an FDNY/EMS ambulance expands Interfaith’s Emergency Services department and will lead to better health outcomes for our community,” said Dr. Charles Lawrence, chairman of the department of Emergency Medicine and medical director of IMC’s ambulance program.


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