NC medical transport service shuts down, leaving hundreds out of work

Johnston Ambulance Service in Goldsboro, N.C., has closed, as it is unable to continue to operate in its current financial condition, according to a WRAL-TV report.

JAS, one of the largest privately held ambulance service in North Carolina, shut down Wednesday after more than four decades in business. The closure impacts 400 full and part-time employees.

In discussing the closure, company President Maynard Price cited continuing healthcare regulations and paperwork from the last few years, which he said mounted to the point the company could no longer collect money to pay bills on time, according to WRAL.

"It is devastating. It will be devastating to the employees, but it also will be devastating to the state," Mr. Price added in the article. "When you take the number of trips that we run out of each day — it is going to be a huge, huge problem."

WRAL reports that nursing homes indicate thousands of bed-ridden patients who relied of JAS for transportation to dialysis and wound care appointments are trying to find alternatives.


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