MEDFORD, Ore. — An ambulance company in Medford wants to keep patients safe and keep costs down with a fleet of five new ambulances.
The organization recently bought five new “sprinter” vans, which were converted into ambulances.
The new vehicles have nearly double the gas mileage of the over ambulances they are replacing, and are designed to be safer for both patients and paramedics.
“We’ve decided to move to this to keep our costs down for the public as we move forward with healthcare. We’re trying to be more efficient, we’re trying to find ways to be safer,” said Mercy Flights Doug Stewart
The new ambulances saved mercy flights about $300,000 compared to the cost of the older models. The operations officer said the savings allowed mercy flights to buy 5 vehicles instead of 4.