Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County 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 Union County’s emergency 9-1-1 service provider starting on August 15.
“We are excited to extend Priority Ambulance’s medical transport services to the patients at Baptist Union County and to our community,” said Baptist Union County administrator and CEO Walter J. Grace. “This transition will be seamless for patients. Our emergency medical technicians will continue to staff the ambulances, and the ambulances themselves will continue to wear the Baptist name.”
“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 Union 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 to also serve as the Prentiss County 9-1-1 emergency service provider. Priority Ambulance will begin the same partnership with Baptist Memorial Hospital-Calhoun and Calhoun County on August 1.