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

Priority Ambulance promotes Eric Messer to vice president of ambulance operations

New operations managers hired for Memphis, Booneville Priority Ambulance has promoted Eric Messer to vice president of operations to serve its ambulance contract with Baptist Memorial Health Care facilities and oversee operations in its Alabama footprint. Priority Ambulance began serving the facilities in the greater Memphis area on April 1 and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville on June 1 using Baptist-branded vehicles. … Read More

Priority Ambulance welcomes Puckett EMS

Priority Ambulance announced today that Puckett EMS is joining its national family of ambulance companies. Puckett EMS, a private ambulance service based in Austell, Ga., provides emergency and nonemergency ambulance service in 12 Georgia and Southeast Tennessee counties. “Puckett EMS is pleased to have a partner in Priority Ambulance that shares our mission and vision of patient care, efficiency and … Read More

Priority Ambulance to begin serving Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville

  Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Priority Ambulance to provide patient medical transport services to the hospital. Priority Ambulance will staff Baptist-branded ambulances and manage all medical transport operations for interfacility transports and transfers from the Northern Mississippi facility, as well as serve as the emergency 911 service for Prentiss County beginning … Read More