Kasich Announces Appointment to State Board

Columbus, OH – February 5, 2018 – Today Governor John R. Kasich announced the following appointment:

Scott M. Arthur, Director of Operations for CHI Health at Home's Patient Transport Services in Loveland, Ohio, has been appointed to the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services for a term beginning February 5, 2018, and ending November 12, 2019.

His appointment follows his dedicated membership to the Ohio Ambulance and Medical Transport Association Board of Directors. 

Mr. Arthur is excited to become more involved in improving the safety of the state of Ohio. “One of my biggest priorities in my career has been safety,” he said. “I’ll get to help be a part of making policy, to help better regulate our industry." 

 

 

CHI Health at Home, based in Milford, OH, provides high quality and comprehensive home-based services to the communities we serve nationwide. By offering five unique services; home care and supplemental staffing, hospice, home respiratory care, home infusion therapy, and medical transportation, each service line works together to form one continuous approach to health and wellness.  With over 50 locations throughout eight states, CHI Health at Home services is the national home health provider for Catholic Health Initiatives and is committed to providing comprehensive, affordable care for every patient we serve. Learn more at www.chihealthathome.com.

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems, expresses its mission each day by creating and nurturing healthy communities in the hundreds of sites across the nation where we provide care. One of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, Englewood, Colo.-based CHI operates in 17 states and comprises 100 hospitals, including three academic health centers and major teaching hospitals as well as 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; living communities; and other facilities and services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. In fiscal year 2017, CHI provided more than $1.2 billion in financial assistance and community benefit for programs and services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. Financial assistance and community benefit totaled approximately $2.1 billion with the inclusion of the unpaid costs of Medicare. The health system, which generated operating revenues of $15.5 billion in fiscal year 2017, has total assets of approximately $22 billion. 

Patient Transport Services (PTS) was established in 1984 as a department of Bethesda Hospital for the purpose of transporting patients between two hospitals – Bethesda North Hospital and Bethesda Oak Hospital.  At that time, they were known as Bethesda Patient Transport Services.

 In 1987, they began expanding their customer base and added 24-hour service.

 In 1995, Bethesda Hospital formed a community partnership with Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati to become TriHealth, and their name changed to Patient Transport Services.

The PTS home office is located in greater Cincinnati and their fleet of 28 ambulances includes 4 MICU’s.  They provide ALS, BLS, and MICU ground transportation primarily in southwestern Ohio and also service several neighboring Ohio counties.  Among their customers are TriHealth hospitals and facilities, Mercy hospitals and facilities, Shriner’s Hospital of Cincinnati, and Hospice of Cincinnati.  They are also the official ambulance provider for the Cincinnati Reds and Xavier University.

Patient Transport Services is one of the medical transportation services that supports CHI Health at Home, owned by Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado.  The faith-based system operates in 17 states and comprises 100 hospitals, including three academic health centers and major teaching hospitals as well as 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home health agencies; living communities; and other facilities and services.