SIDNEY -- Morrill County Community Hospital announced Monday in a letter to the Cheyenne County Commissioners it will not be renewing its contract to provide EMS services in Cheyenne County.

The announcement was made today when Stuart's letter to Cheyenne County Commissioner Chairman Darrell Johnson was entered into public record during the commissioners meeting.

In the letter, Stuart said the current ambulance agreement was signed June 2023 for Morrill County Community Hospital to provide ambulance services to the City of Sidney and Cheyenne County. The agreement is set to expire June 30, 2024.

The letter says MCCH will not be renewing the agreement with Cheyenne County. MCCH will be working with Sidney Regional Medical Center to develop their own ambulance service for Cheyenne County. Sidney City Manager David Scott confirmed the City received a similar letter.

Stuart said in the letter Morrill County Community Hospital will continue to provide ambulance services until SRMC has a service in place.

In a telephone interview this afternoon, Stuart said Morrill County Hospital staff have been in contact with SRMC CEO Jason Petik to work out a plan for SRMC to take over EMS service.

Regional West EMS announced early in 2023 it would not be renewing its agreement with Cheyenne County. Their contract ended June 30, 2023. The county commissioners chose MCCH over Priority Medical Transport of in early June 2023.