Washington County to end contract for ambulance services

Metro West Ambulance will lose its longstanding contract with Washington County this summer. County commissioners selected American Medical Response as the county's new EMS ambulance provider during a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Washington County commissioners agreed Tuesday, Feb. 21, to cut ties with longtime emergency services provider Metro West Ambulance.

County officials say they want more modern dispatch systems and greater accountability, something for which they’ve criticized Metro West.

Lauren Bishop is a reporter based in Beaverton.