About

A LEADING PROVIDER OF AMBULANCE SERVICES IN THE SOUTHEAST

Central EMS is one of the largest privately owned ambulance providers in the Southeast. The company was founded in 1982 as Central Ambulance with the belief that the public deserves high-quality patient care and excellent customer service in an ambulance provider, while still remaining cost-effective. In 2004, the company expanded to include Central Air Ambulance and was rebranded Central EMS. Today, Central EMS transports approximately 50,000 patients annually with more than 100 vehicles in our fleet.




COMPANY HISTORY

  • 1982
    Central Ambulance founded with a core mission to provide excellent patient care, customer service and cost-effective services.
  • 2004
    The company expanded to include Central Air Ambulance and was re-branded as Central EMS.
  • 2015
    Central EMS joins the Priority
    Ambulance family of companies.
  • 2016
    Central EMS began serving the Forsyth County community with 9-1-1 service.
  • TODAY
    Central EMS transports approximately 50,000 patients annually with more than 100 vehicles in our fleet.
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About

The Fastest-Growing National Ambulance Company in the Country

Priority Ambulance is a dynamic, rapidly growing company with current operations in 10 states. The company has twice made Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies in America. Since the company started in 2014, Priority Ambulance has expanded through new business wins, acquisitions and de novo startups. Priority Ambulance is well-capitalized and supported by Enhanced Healthcare Partners, a private equity firm focused exclusively on investing in the health care industry.

More than half of the company’s 430,000 annual patient transports are in response to a public call to 9-1-1, while the balance of our transports originate through requests from health care facilities. Throughout its national service area, approximately 2,900 highly trained paramedics and EMTs staff a fleet of 554 state-of-the-art ambulances and support vehicles with the latest medical equipment and technology.

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Corporate Values

Trust built with communities, medical facility partners, patients and employees is at the heart of our company. We build that trust by infusing into every aspect our core values of S.A.F.E – Safe. Accountable. Friendly. Efficient. When we deliver on our core values, our customers experience the key attributes of service and quality care from employees who are professional, courteous and on-time. The consistent delivery of this service over time builds the trust of our community members and customers that is essential to the success of Priority Ambulance as a public service agency.

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LEADERSHIP TEAM


Gary Coker
Gary CokerFounder
DOUG NORTON
DOUG NORTONVice President
CENTRAL Georgia
COREY THOMAS
COREY THOMASVice President OPERATIONS
South Georgia
STEVEN CASTRO
STEVEN CASTROOPERATIONS MANAGER
PAMELA J. MELTON
PAMELA J. MELTONEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
JOY PUCKETT
JOY PUCKETTEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT