Baptist Memorial Hospital-Calhoun announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Priority Ambulance to provide all patient medical transport services to the hospital, and it will serve as Calhoun County’s emergency 9-1-1 service provider starting on August 1 pending approval from the City of Calhoun.
“Based on the successful implementation in other Baptist service areas, we believe our new partnership with Priority Ambulance will lead to improved efficiency and high-quality emergency services in Calhoun County,” said Baptist Calhoun administrator and CEO James Franklin. “This transition will be seamless for patients, and our emergency medical technicians will continue to staff the ambulances.”
“Baptist Memorial hospitals are the leaders in their communities, promoting and protecting public health and helping patients get better,” said Priority Ambulance CEO Bryan Gibson. “Priority Ambulance is grateful for the opportunity to support Baptist in those efforts. Being a Mississippi native, I am excited to be able to return to my roots and help raise the standard of medical transport services in Calhoun County.”
On April 1, Priority Ambulance began providing patient transport services to Baptist Memorial Health Care facilities in the greater Memphis area, including operating a neonatal emergency services program through the Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital.
On June 1, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville joined in the strategic partnership with Priority Ambulance to provide patient transport services to its facilities and also to serve as the Prentiss County 9-1-1 emergency service provider.