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LLANO COUNTY PRESS RELEASE     

OFFICE OF
COUNTY JUDGE

COVID-19 
   

 

FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 

October 30, 2020

Llano, TX- 1:00 PM- 
On October 19, 2020 Llano County Commissioners Court unanimously approved an Interlocal Agreement between Llano County and Hamilton County Hospital District (HCHD) for the purpose of providing Llano County’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS). This agreement was approved and executed by HCHD on October 28, 2020 and EMS coverage in Llano County will commence on January 1, 2021. 
Llano County’s EMS services are currently provided by Baylor Scott & White Hospital through a ten-year agreement which culminates on December 31, 2020. “We are grateful to Baylor Scott and White for the Emergency Medical Services they have provided to Llano County,” said County Judge Ron Cunningham, “The selection of Hamilton County was achieved over several months of collaboration with the community, the Llano Hospital Authority Board, and input from our citizens.”   
The agreement with HCHD is an initial five (5) year contract and will increase coverage in Llano County by providing four (4) full-time Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) ambulances stationed in strategic locations within Llano County providing advance care Life Support to Llano County residents and visitors. HCHD is currently providing services in Hamilton, Mills, and San Saba counties. 
“We have already begun the transition of service providers in Llano County and we are looking forward to a long-term relationship with HCHD,” said Emergency Management Coordinator, Gilbert Bennett. “This is an exciting opportunity that opens many doors for the Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians that serve and will continue to serve Llano County, as well as additional staff which will be hired to ensure adequate staffing throughout the county.” 
For additional information regarding Llano County’s Emergency Medical Services, please contact Emergency Management Coordinator- Gilbert Bennett at 325-247-2039 or email at:  gbennett@co.llano.tx.us
 
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