New Questions Surface about Billing Practices, Financial Relationships of Cypress Creek EMS
Spring, Texas – New questions have surfaced about financial relationships between north Harris County ambulance service provider Cypress Creek EMS (CCEMS) and the billing and collections company it uses. Koronis, and questions about $10 million in missing money, are part of a new legal filing by Harris County’s Emergency Services District No. 11 (ESD 11). Last year, ESD 11 canceled the contract and is making plans to provide its own ambulance service beginning in September. The amended filing is the latest in the case, Cypress Creek Emergency Services Association v. Harris County Emergency Services District No.springhappenings.com
Cypress Creek EMS has been fired. What’s next?
Emergency Service District 11 cites financial transparency as the main reason for the decision. Emergency Service District 11 declined an interview request but released this statement Thursday:Today, Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 (the “District”) voted to give Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services (“CCEMS”) 360-days’ notice that the District is terminating its Service Agreement with CCEMS. Wayne Dolcefino, former investigative reporter, and CEO of Dolcefino Consulting believes it’s possible the ESD 11 becomes the ambulance provider, itself. Since 2011, property taxpayers in the area have contributed more than $100 million to fund Cypress Creek EMS.
Cypress Creek EMS ambulance service ’fired’ by Emergency Service District
HOUSTON – The emergency medical service that serves approximately 900,000 residents in north and northwest Harris County was “fired” Thursday by the Emergency Service District that oversees it. Emergency Service District #11 board members said that Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Service had violated the terms of its contract and there were no dissenters during the vote. After that report was released, Cypress Creek EMS refunded more than $38,000 back to Emergency Service District #11. Emergency Service District #11 issued the following statement about the vote:“Today, Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 (the “District”) voted to give Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services (“CCEMS”) 360-days’ notice that the District is terminating its Service Agreement with CCEMS.
Channel 2 Investigates: Cypress Creek EMS COO admits using publicly funded facility for personal use
2 Cypress Creek administrator admitted to getting his car fixed on two occasions at the garage designed to fix his organization’s ambulances. READ: Cypress Creek EMS: Taxpayer-funded employees pocketing cashThe activity was caught on video by Channel 2 Investigates and resulted in CCEMS reimbursing ESD11, the taxing entity. READ: Ambulance company refunds tax dollars following Channel 2 investigationThe administrator of the maintenance facility also left CCEMS shortly after the Channel 2 Investigation. Nealy initially filed the complaint of employee theft with HCSO after Channel 2 Investigates had a van’s breaks fixed at the ambulance maintenance facility with $100 cash. Channel 2 Investigates also uncovered a series of invoices on the official Cypress Creek EMS account that included various parts for cars and trucks not in the Cypress Creek EMS fleet.
Harris County seeking to replace ambulance provider during national health emergency
Cypress Creek EMS may lose one of its top clients. Harris County Emergency Services District No. The county has spent more than $100 million with Cypress Creek EMS since 2011. However, the requests to Cypress Creek EMS administrators have not been met with full transparency, he said. Last year, KPRC 2 Investigates discovered the Cypress Creek EMS maintenance garage was doing work on private cars using parts ordered on Harris County’s account.
Paramedics Injured After Suspect Throws Concrete Through Ambulance Windshield
Houston, Texas Paramedics with Cypress Creek EMS were the target of an overnight attack, according to Major Mike Lee with the Harris County Sheriffs Office. Officials say the ambulance was driving down FM 1960 near Ella Blvd when a large chunk of concrete was thrown through their front windshield. The concrete broke through the windshield and landed on the passenger side floorboard. Major Lee says that investigators have identified a potential suspect and that criminal charges are pending. Cypress Creek EMS posted the following statement to Twitter, Saturday morning Great police work @HCSOTexas.springhappenings.com
Man struck by lightning while walking his dogs learns CPR
Coreas collapsed instantly.Two workers at a veterinary clinic next door rushed to his aid and performed CPR until they could feel a pulse. They ran to me and did something, not just standing there," Coreas told Eyewitness News on Oct. 7. "I'm lucky to be alive, and I just want to go on living my life. And I have a story to tell. "You can learn more about CPR classes at Cypress Creek EMS hereabc13.com
12-Year-Old Transported Via Lifeflight After Firework Explodes in Face
Cypress Creek EMS along with crews from the Spring Fire Department are on the scene of an injured child in the Lexington Woods North subdivision. The scene is unfolding in the 2800 block of Lexington Park Drive. According to Lifeflight, a 12-year-old child is being transported by helicopter after a firework exploded in his face. The child suffered burns to his face and eyes.springhappenings.com