Locally owned and operated Johnston Ambulance Service (JAS) headquartered in Goldsboro closed Wednesday after over 40 years of service.
Chief of Operations Keith Hayes said, “The closure is permanent and it included all offices statewide.”
Hayes pointed out the decision to close was financially based adding JAS bills for services provided and has not been able to sufficiently collect from insurance companies, the government and other payees.
Hayes also noted, “At this point no decision has been made in regards to sale of equipment or ambulances.”
JAS began in 1971 with one small office. It then grew to become the largest private ambulance service in North Carolina. JAS ambulance divisions served 14 counties in Eastern and Central North Carolina.
According to the Wayne County Office of Emergency Services, WayneNet is a private ambulance transport entity that provides service to Wayne County.
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