Monday on The Chad Hasty Show, University Medical Center's public information officer Eric Finley joined Chad in the KFYO studio to talk about why UMC is requesting a change to the ambulance service contract with the City of Lubbock.

In years past, the contract has automatically renewed on a yearly basis. UMC would like a new contract that would last for five years. Finley explained the hospital's reasoning, and during the conversation Hasty asked Finley what the benefit to citizens would be. Finley replied,

We want to have a five-year plan in place to figure out where we want to build stations. We built a new one on Milwaukee last year, we're building a new one this year on 114th (Street) and Quaker. You know we bought eighteen ambulances in the past couple of years. So you want to make sure that we're using those dollars wisely, and that we're not buying equipment and hiring personnel and building buildings that aren't going to be used in 14 months.

Listen to the entire interview with Eric Finley in the video above.

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