As part of Mercy’s dedication to meeting the community’s needs the organization has moved forward by opening a second Riley County Emergency Medical Services Station partnering with the City of Manhattan and Riley County. Sharing space with the Manhattan Fire Department Station Number 2 located on the corner of Poyntz Avenue and 11th Street.
"This partnership is one more example of Mercy’s commitment to the citizens of Manhattan and the surrounding communities," stated Larry Couchman, Riley County Emergency Medical Services director. "This new location saves lives by cutting response times in half in most cases, saving precious time in an emergency situation."
Located in the city’s busiest response district with over 3,000 calls received annually by the Emergency Services Department.
"As a public servant our job is to respond to citizens in need. This
joint venture between the City of Manhattan, Riley County and Mercy Health
Center shows the community’s leaders first priority is taking care of citizens,
and will result in a better working relationship between Riley County EMS
and the Manhattan Fire Department," stated James Woydziak, director of
Fire Services, City of Manhattan.