Contrary to old rumors that have recently resurfaced, SouthBridge Emergency Medical Service is in good financial health and will continue to serve area residents.
At last week’s Bridgeville Borough Council meeting, Dan Miller, operations manager for the ambulance service, specifically addressed a rumor that the organization was on the brink of financial collapse.
“This came up many years ago, and it unfortunately has come up again,” Miller said. “There are rumors of SouthBridge going bankrupt. Those are absolutely not true. We are financially stable.”
In fact, 2018 was a notably busy year for SouthBridge, which received more than 5,000 calls for medical assistance. That was 500 more calls than it received the year prior.
SouthBridge’s income comes from a variety of sources.
When a person needs paramedic service, medical insurance pays for part or all of that cost.
The organization also sells subscription memberships, which are especially helpful to people on Medicare or other insurance that will not pay 100% of the cost for an ambulance service.
SouthBridge also accepts donations and holds fundraisers throughout the year, like the Top Golf Tournament scheduled for April 11.