In 1988, Raleigh became an advanced service until December, 2009. At that time RMH withdrew their sponsorship of the advanced unit in Raleigh because they did not care to use RMH medical director and protocols. As a basic unit they needed only a doctor as a medical director and they had one who would be happy to do it. Milroy and Carthage were already basic and remained that way.
Rush Memorial Hospital was asked and rapidly accepted taking on the city and center part of the county ambulance coverage. Milroy and Raleigh and Carthage by now were also ambulance suppliers for Rush County and all were county funded to an extent.
So, this is just what brought about the situation we are now looking at as far as ambulance service is concerned. Milroy is having some problems but working them out. Raleigh is rolling right along. Carthage is working out fairly well also. All in all, the county in my mind at present has about as realistic a countywide system at the minimum cost to the taxpayer of any of our surrounding counties. I hope that whatever occurs in the future will continue to keep that system up and running.