GRAND LEDGE Three townships west of Lansing were provided an opportunity to learn more about private ambulance service at a recent meeting in Grand Ledge. Officials from the townships of Oneida, Watertown, and Eagle heard a presentation from Lansing Mercy Ambulance Service, a private company which provides full paramedic service for both emergency and non-emergency care.

According to a story in the Grand Ledge Independent, the townships are satisfied with the quality of the current service, but are receptive to ideas for reducing costs. Lansing Mercy Ambulance Service proposed a contract arrangement whereby the users of the service (patients) would pay for it directly, with the only subsidy from the townships coming in the form of a rent payment on a building.