Friday, April 5, 2013
The ambulance service has missed out on abut $150,000 due to problems with insurance reimbursement.
Woodland Hills Emergency Medical Services' annual subscription drive is underway, and emergency officials are saying the support of the community is needed more than ever. That's because in 2012, Woodland Hills EMS missed out on about $150,000 worth of insurance reimbursement due to current Highmark practices, according to interim manager Keith Morse. Highmark, one of the region's major health insurance companies, mails all reimbursement checks to the ambulance patient, who in turn, must forward the check to the ambulance company. That is, unless the ambulance company is a member of Highmark's network. Woodland Hills EMS, which covers Forest Hills, Wilkins Township, Churchill, Chalfant and Braddok Hills, is not a member of Highmark's …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Dog left in car, among other incidents in this week's Forest Hills police blotter.
A security guard making the rounds at the Plaza Shopping Center on Ardmore Boulevard discovered the front glass door of Forever Gold had been smashed out. Though the bottom portion of the glass door had been smashed in, no one had entered the store and the alarm did not activate. Forest Hills police officers attempted to contact a key holder for the store without success. The security guard said he would attempt to notify the owner. Police Chief Chuck Williams noted that a gold shop on Brown Avenue in Wilkins was also targeted. March 5 March 2 March 1 ________________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Friday, November 30, 2012
The child, who had walked from her home to the Plaza Shopping Center, had no shoes or coat on a snowy day.
Markea Kirby, 31, of Forest Hills faces a preliminary hearing before District Judge Thomas Caulfield at 9 a.m. Dec. 5 on charges of endangering the welfare of children after her 4-year-old daughter was found wandering alone in the Plaza Shopping Center on Ardmore Boulevard on Nov. 27. According to an incident report filed by Forest Hills police, a woman approached an officer on patrol in the shopping center to advise him that another woman had found a very young child without shoes or a jacket near Jodi B's Restaurant. The second woman told the officer she had been driving through the shopping center, spotted the child and was concerned for her safety. The woman put her coat on the young girl and was holding her to keep her feet off the …