Founded in late 2009, the Western Payne County Ambulance Trust Authority is responsible for emergency medical service in Stillwater, Perkins and Glencoe, Oklahoma. Improving the quality of ambulance care residents receive and keeping costs low are the trust authority’s primary goals.
Through a competitive bid process, WPCATA selected a private ambulance company (LifeNet, Inc.) to provide emergency medical service in western Payne County. LifeNet service began in May 2011. WPCATA will provide oversight of LifeNet to ensure that quality and financial standards are met.
WPCATA is led by a board of directors that includes: Trust Chair Elaine Ackerson, City of Stillwater appointee; Jerry Moeller, Stillwater Medical Center appointee; Anne Matoy, Oklahoma State University appointee; James Morrow, City of Glencoe appointee; and Harland Wells, Payne County appointee.