introduction of an ambulance service for the hospital came about
after many meetings between the Regents of Long Island College Hospital
the medical staff. The cases of people that succumbed to traumatic
injuries before medical attention was delivered increased annually.
of sending a team of physicians out to the accident scenes to provide
immediate medical care was not looked upon favorably at first.
The technological advances of pain management, extremity fixation
splints, and tourniquets helped stabilize patients long enough to
get them to definitive care. After a long and arduous vote, the
regents of Long Island College Hospital approved the creation of
an ambulance service.