Medstar, Michigan’s most integrated EMS and mobile healthcare provider, is honoring its more than 800 team members for their lifesaving work as part of EMS Week.
“Medstar personnel adapted incredibly well to provide safe and effective care to patients, communities, and healthcare systems during the pandemic,” said Kolby Miller, Medstar CEO. “Working in EMS means being there for people at their worst moments and when they need simple, compassionate care. Our paramedics and EMTs have continued to do both in very challenging environments, and we are proud to honor them along with the important behind-the-scenes service provided by our communications team, deployment and fleet technicians, education and training personnel, billing representatives, and administrative team members.”
Medstar provided continuous service for 911, critical care, and facility patients throughout Bay, Genesee, Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties during the pandemic, as well as being selected to provide emergency care in Michigan’s COVID-19 field hospitals in Detroit and Novi. Medstar was the first EMS and public safety agency in the region with UV sterilization equipment in place prior to the pandemic and shared the equipment with police, fire, and other EMS agencies throughout its service area.
Medstar’s EMS Week celebration includes catered meals, gifts, and raffles for team members. Medstar is sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, May 20, from 10:00 am-4:00 pm at Sycamore Hills Golf Club (48787 North Ave, Macomb, MI 48042).
Medstar is Michigan’s most integrated 911 EMS and mobile healthcare provider, serving more than 190,000 patients annually throughout lower Michigan. Created in 1993 by two local hospitals committed to quality EMS, the nonprofit agency now serves communities and healthcare facilities in nine counties. Healthcare stakeholders include Ascension-Michigan, Henry Ford Health System, and the McLaren Healthcare Corporation. For more information, visit www.medstarambulance.org.