Mercy Flight today received official word from the New York Department of Health that it can operate a ground ambulance service.
The Ambulance Service Certificate, No. 12071, was issued some time today.
County Manager Jay Gsell also said that he's been told by Mercy Flight that 15 of the 16 City of Batavia ambulance personnel who applied for jobs with the new service were hired.
Mercy Flight is scheduled to take over ground ambulance service in Genesee County on Sept. 1.