The Cherry County Hospital Ambulance Service responded to a total of 581 calls in 2019. Of those, 253 calls were emergency responses inside Valentine city limits, 125 were rural emergency calls. There were 152 patient transfers, and 34 standby calls to events such as rodeos and football games. There were 10 calls that were canceled en route.
Each call averages about 2 hours each, for over 2500 man hours on emergency calls, not including the countless hours of continuing education and training hours throughout the year where EMS personnel spend away from home, work, and their families.
On a related note, the Cherry County Hospital Ambulance Service has put their brand new ambulance unit to good use, putting about 4,000 miles on the new ambulance since being put in service on
March 2, 2019.