Tackling Non-Emergency 911 Calls: UK College of Social Work Partners With Lexington Fire Department

Apr 17, 2019

There’s been a lot of media coverage lately about Lexington’s relatively new community paramedicine program.  That’s an initiative undertaken by the Lexington Fire Department and the UK College of Social Work with the goal of saving citizens, local government, and private insurers thousands of dollars by reducing the number of ambulance runs for frequent callers to 911.  Just last week Mayor Linda Gorton acknowledged the importance of keeping the program going in the face of tight budget times.  This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine we hear from Dr. Alison Gibson, an assistant professor in the UK College of Social Work, and one of the architects of the community paramedicine program.

(Left to right) Ryan Blanton, Maria Slone, firefighter Brad Farkas, firefighter Matt Anderson, firefighter Brad Dusing, firefighter Pete Ackerman, firefighter Patrick Branam, Officer Alejandro Zaglul.
Credit UK Now

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