Priority Ambulance Vice President accepted into Forbes Human Resources Council

Forbes Human Resources Council is an Invitation-Only Community for HR Executives Across All Industries

Priority Ambulance Vice President of Human Resources Dedra Ward has been accepted into the Forbes Human Resources Council, an invitation-only community for HR executives across all industries. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Priority Ambulance operates 500 ambulances in ten states and is the fastest-growing ambulance company in the country according to the 2018 Inc 5000 list.

Ward joins other Forbes Human Resources Council members, who are hand-selected to become part of a curated network of successful peers and get access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources, including the opportunity to submit thought leadership articles and short tips on industry-related topics for publishing on Forbes.com.

Forbes Councils combines an innovative, high-touch approach to community management perfected by the team behind Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) with the extensive resources and global reach of Forbes. As a result, Forbes Council members get access to the people, benefits and expertise they need to grow their businesses — and a dedicated member concierge who acts as an extension of their own team, providing personalized one-on-one support.

“Priority Ambulance’s strength is in its workforce from its executive leadership to the EMTs and paramedics serving our patients every day,” said Ward. “Having a strong recruitment program, employee development initiatives and company culture is critical to our success. Being a part of the Forbes Human Resources Council will provide our HR department with a network for new ideas and trends from a national group of curated thought leaders.”

Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, says, “We are honored to welcome Dedra Ward into the community. Our mission with Forbes Councils is to curate successful professionals from every industry, creating a vetted, social capital-driven network that helps every member make an even greater impact on the business world.”

About Priority Ambulance

Priority Ambulance serves more than 400,000 patients annually with approximately 2,800 highly trained paramedics and EMTs staffing a fleet of approximately 500 state-of-the-art vehicles with the latest medical equipment and technology. The fastest-growing ambulance company on the Inc 5000, Priority Ambulance operates in 10 states under trusted local brands providing emergency and non-emergency medical transport services.

Priority Ambulance company partners include Shoals Ambulance in Alabama; Maricopa Ambulance in Arizona; Puckett EMS in Georgia and Southeast Tennessee; Central EMS in Georgia; National EMS in Georgia; Seals Ambulance in Indiana; Kunkel Ambulance in Upstate New York; Trans Am Ambulance in western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania; Medshore Ambulance in South Carolina; and Priority Ambulance in East Tennessee. Priority Ambulance also serves Baptist Memorial Health Care facilities in West Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas under the Baptist brand.

About Forbes Councils

Forbes partnered with the founders of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) to launch Forbes Councils, invitation-only communities for world-class business professionals in a variety of industries. Members, who are hand-selected by each Council’s community team, receive personalized introductions to each other based on their specific needs and gain access to a wide range of business benefits and services, including best-in-class concierge teams, personalized connections, peer-to-peer learning, business services partners, and the opportunity to share thought leadership content on Forbes.com. For more information about Forbes Human Resources Council, visit https://forbeshrcouncil.com/. To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit forbescouncils.com.