The introduction of an ambulance service for the hospital came about after many meetings between the Regents of Long Island College Hospital and
the medical staff. The cases of people that succumbed to traumatic injuries before medical attention was delivered increased annually. The concept
of sending a team of physicians out to the accident scenes to provide immediate medical care was not looked upon favorably at first.
The technological advances of pain management, extremity fixation splints, and tourniquets helped stabilize patients long enough to
get them to definitive care. After a long and arduous vote, the regents of Long Island College Hospital approved the creation of an ambulance service.