MacDonald brings 25 years of EMS experience to the nonprofit agency

Jason MacDonald

Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, welcomes Jason MacDonald to the executive leadership team as the nonprofit agency’s Vice President of Administration. In this role, Jason will be responsible for enhancing and expanding Medstar’s risk, safety, and compliance programs, as well as clinical, fleet, and facility capital, and information systems.

Jason has 25 years of EMS experience, most recently as the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Mobile Medical Response. He has served as an EMT, paramedic, supervisor, instructor coordinator, and on various medical control authority boards, EMS advisory boards, and professional standards of review organizations. A longstanding member of the Michigan Association of Ambulance Services (MAAS) Board of Directors, MacDonald will serve as the association’s president for the 2022-2024 period. 

“As our organization grows to meet the needs of the patients, communities, and healthcare stakeholders we serve, the complexity and critical value of our administrative systems expand exponentially,” said Medstar CEO Kolby Miller. “Jason’s experience will provide value to our team as we adopt and implement new clinical, safety, and data security systems, as well as driving innovation in our safety and risk management programs.”

“I am very excited to join the Medstar team; EMS is rapidly evolving, and the ability to be agile will be heavily dependent on having the right systems and processes in place as we move our mission forward,” said MacDonald. “I look forward to working with this strong and experienced team as we grow and innovate. 

Jason holds a Doctorate in Business Administration with a business leadership concentration from Capella University and an MBA and BBA from Davenport University. 

About Medstar

Medstar is Michigan’s largest 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 in nine counties. It provides care, air medical, and interfacility clinical transportation for Ascension-Michigan, Henry Ford Health System, and the McLaren Healthcare Corporation. For more information, visit


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