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Medstar Supervisor Jason Jay discusses how to use an AED with a veterans’ group.

Medstar Offers AED and CPR Training Grants

It’s National CPR and AED Awareness Week, and to teach more people CPR and how to use AEDs, Medstar offers grants that provide AEDs and CPR training to schools, churches, and other nonprofit and civic organizations in its service areas.

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Kolby Miller, Medstar CEO

Medstar’s CEO Appointed to the State Trauma Advisory Committee

Robert Gordon, Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), has appointed Medstar CEO Kolby Miller to the State Trauma Advisory Committee (STAC), representing EMS agencies throughout Michigan.  The STAC serves as the MDHHS’ subject matter experts regarding the clinical and operational components of our statewide trauma system. In this role, Miller

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Birthday Parade in Chesterfield Township

Medstar Ambulances and Helicopter Part of Birthday Parade for Special Teen Member of Chesterfield Police

Medstar, Southern Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, is honored to have participated in a birthday parade for a local teen who is a special member of the Chesterfield Township Police Department.  Dylan Rheker (aka Badge 55) turned 16 years old yesterday. The longtime friend and supporter of the police department has health challenges

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Medstar Ambulance With UV Sterilization Device

Medstar Offers UV Sterilization Devices to Local Police, Fire, and Other EMS Agencies to Fight COVID-19

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Medstar is offering the use of its UV sterilization equipment to police, fire, and other EMS agencies throughout the Medstar service area. UV sterilization has been proven to be the most effective mechanism to kill viruses on surfaces. “Not all EMS and public safety providers have historically put

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UV Sterilization

Medstar Uses UV Sterilization to Decontaminate Ambulances After Transporting a Potential COVID-19 Patient

Medstar, Southern Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, is on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and uses UV sterilization for any ambulance and equipment used to transport a patient meeting screening criteria for the virus. This is the same process and equipment used to sterilize hospital intensive care units after infectious disease exposure.

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Charles Anderson headshot

Medstar Welcomes Charles Anderson to Its Board of Directors

Medstar, Southern Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, is pleased to announce Charles Anderson, the President/CEO of the Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan, is the newest member of its Board of Directors.  “I am excited to welcome Charles to our Board of Directors,” said Kolby Miller, Medstar CEO. “I look forward to

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Kolby Miller, Cheryl Dauphinee, and Erik Sogge at EMS Today 2020

Two Medstar EMTs Recognized at International EMS Conference

Medstar, Southern Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, is proud to announce that two of our EMTs were awarded a trip to the EMS Today conference in Tampa, Florida — one of the premier emergency medical services conferences in the world.  Cheryl Dauphinee and Erik Sogge were recognized for their leading patient satisfaction survey

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EMT James Bloss

Medstar Establishes Scholarship Fund in Honor of Genesee County EMT

Medstar, Southern Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, has established a scholarship fund in honor of Genesee County EMT James Bloss. James died in a crash on January 3, 2020. He was 21 years old. The James Bloss EMS Scholarship Fund will award grants to high school students and young adults in Genesee County

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Most beneficiaries who call 911 with a medical emergency are therefore transported to one of these facilities, and most often to a hospital emergency department, even when a lower-acuity destination may more appropriately meet an individual’s needs. The participants in our ET3 Model will be able to deliver care to patients at the right time and place. We congratulate the applicants selected to participate in the Model, and we look forward to working with them on testing new payments for emergency transport to improve patient care. CMS Administrator, Seema Verma

Medstar Selected to Pilot New CMS Emergency Treatment and Transportation Program

Medstar, Southern Michigan’s largest emergency medical services (EMS) and mobile healthcare provider, has been selected to participate in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model.  Currently, CMS only covers emergency ground ambulance services when Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries are transported to specific types of facilities, most often

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Anne Hein

Medstar Welcomes Anne Hein as New Communications Manager and Public Information Officer

Medstar, Southeast Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile health provider, is expanding its executive team with the addition of Anne Hein as the new communications manager and public information officer.  In this newly created role, Anne will be responsible for internal communications and as well as engaging with community members and other stakeholders to raise awareness

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