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TransCare emerging from bankruptcy

| Wednesday, July 16, 2003 12:00 a.m

TransCare Inc. plans to move some of its operations from the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., area to its Monroeville location as part of its exit from bankruptcy protection, which was announced on Tuesday.

TransCare, the parent company of the region’s largest ambulance service, said it would move its Maryland/D.C. call center, dispatch, key operations and management oversight to Monroeville. The company would continue to provide ambulance services in the greater Baltimore and Washington area.

The move creates four new positions at the company’s Monroeville location.

“Because of advancements in communications and computer technology, we are able to set up systems in Pittsburgh that will eliminate duplication, streamline operations and make TransCare a more efficient, profitable company going forward,” said Jayme Burgman, who will oversee TransCare’s Monroeville operations.

TransCare Pennsylvania Inc., TransCare’s Monroeville-based subsidiary, has 165 employees in Pennsylvania and serves 100,000 patients annually with 64 vehicles in Allegheny County and 17 surrounding counties.

The company handles mostly non-emergency calls, transporting patients from one hospital or health care facility to another, Burgman said.

New York-based TransCare was formed in 1993 and filed for bankruptcy protection last September. The company, which grew rapidly through a series of acquisitions in the 1990s, has 1,500 employees.

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