Maricopa Ambulance now responding to 9-1-1 calls in the City of Scottsdale

  On Saturday at 8 a.m., a new ambulance provider Maricopa Ambulance began responding to emergency medical calls within the City of Scottsdale city limits. “We have been working closely with Maricopa Ambulance’s leadership team to plan every detail of this transition,” said Scottsdale Fire Department Chief Tom Shannon. “We are certain that the transition of service will be seamless and … Read More

Scottsdale City Council unanimously selects Maricopa Ambulance as ambulance service partner

The Scottsdale City Council unanimously voted to select Maricopa Ambulance as its ambulance service partner on December 4 following a competitive bid process. Pending final negotiations, the three-year contract will begin in February 2018 with the option for two additional three-year renewals. “The City of Scottsdale conducted a thorough, competitive bid process that enabled the selection of the best possible … Read More

Regional operational restructuring to position Priority Ambulance for continued growth

In 2017, Priority Ambulance’s national family of companies more than doubled in size now serving more than 350,000 patients annually and expanded its footprint to include a nine-state network. To position the company for continued growth in 2018 and beyond, the company today announced a restructuring of its operational team that would transfer operational oversight to newly-created Regional Presidents and … Read More

National Trauma Institute appoints Priority Ambulance’s Dennis Rowe to Board of Directors

The National Trauma Institute (NTI) recently elected five new members to its Board of Directors, including Priority Ambulance Director of New Business Integration Dennis Rowe who will serve as the liaison member from the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT). NTI is a national nonprofit organization that advocates for increased federal funding for trauma research and research infrastructure to reduce death … Read More

Priority Ambulance promotes Diahan Underwood to chief nursing officer, compliance officer

Priority Ambulance recently promoted Diahan Underwood to chief nursing officer and compliance officer for the company’s nine-state operations. “Diahan is a highly-trained, highly-skilled critical care nurse, who will be an excellent resource for our operations across the country,” said Priority Ambulance CEO Bryan Gibson. “Additionally, she will work closely with leadership at each of our operations to ensure all aspects … Read More

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners selects Central EMS as provider for emergency medical services

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to select Central EMS as the emergency medical services provider to the county at its meeting on Sept. 21. Pending final contract negotiations, Central EMS will provide service for one year beginning January 1, 2018, with the option for five additional one-year renewals. Central EMS is Forsyth County’s current provider of emergency medical services and has served in that capacity since January

Priority Ambulance vehicles, staff to assist in Hurricane Irma evacuation

More than 45 EMS personnel and 23 vehicles from across Priority Ambulance’s Southeast footprint have traveled to Florida to assist in the relief efforts from Hurricane Irma. “My thoughts are with our crews who have deployed to the second hurricane relief effort within a week,” said Priority Ambulance CEO Bryan Gibson. “Our crews from throughout our footprint have put into … Read More

Priority Ambulance vehicles, staff support FEMA response to Hurricane Harvey

EMS personnel and vehicles across Priority Ambulance’s Southeast footprint were activated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Friday to assist in the evacuation of patients from medical facilities in Texas in advance of Hurricane Harvey and assist following the natural disaster. “In emergency situations, quick response and teamwork is critical,” said Priority Ambulance CEO Bryan Gibson. “In preparation … Read More

Medshore Ambulance Service receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award

Medshore Ambulance Service has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that … Read More