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May 19, 2021

State OKs Hartford HealthCare’s purchase of Meriden’s Hunter’s Ambulance Service

Hartford HealthCare (HHC) has been cleared to buy Hunter’s Ambulance Service of Meriden after the state approved the acquisition last week.

Hunter’s will retain its management team during the transition and all 340 employees and facilities under the new ownership, company officials said. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Hunter’s Ambulance will continue to operate independently and serve as the primary responder to our facilities in the Central Region,” HHC said in a statement.
Hunter’s notified the Department of Public Health (DPH) of its intent to sell its licenses and contracts to HHC in December and the agency’s Office of Emergency Medical Services found the sale was in compliance with regulations and approved the deal. 
Hunter’s, with administrative offices located at 450 West Main St., has operated under the management of the Hunter family since 1963. 

The Hunter’s buy is HHC’s first acquisition of an ambulance company.
“This will greatly enhance our vision of EMS as a strategic component of the HHC integrated care delivery model,” HHC said. “Emergency Medical Services are an essential component of our care coordination model, providing access to care when it’s needed most.”

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