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Medstar awards North Branch Wesleyan Church with AED donation

By Rachel McCrary | June 27, 2022 |

Placement made possible through the EMS organization’s “Shock and Save initiative“ On June 26th, Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile health provider, presented an automated external defibrillator (AED) to North Branch Wesleyan Church. The donation was made possible through funds raised through Medstar’s “Shock and Save Initiative.”  Medstar provides matching funds from community events to ensure more…

How to stay safe during a heat wave

By Rachel McCrary | June 14, 2022 |

Follow these tips to protect yourself Stay Connected Never leave infants, children, older adults, individuals with disabilities, or pets in a vehicle unattended. Cars can quickly heat up to dangerous temperatures, even with a window cracked open. Check-in on older adults and individuals with chronic health conditions at least twice daily. When visiting, ask yourself…

‘COVID changed everything’: EMS workers weigh in on pandemic’s toll

By ahein | January 4, 2022 |

Lansing, Mich. (WLNS) – COVID-19 doesn’t stop at testing lines or hospitals. It’s all over the community and every day, EMT workers who are already on the front lines responding to life and death situations have the pandemic to deal with. Last week, 6 News brought you the story of James Swindlehurst, a Mid-Michigan EMT…

“The availability of the antibodies will limit our ability to help the patients”

By ahein | December 30, 2021 |

Mid-Michigan Now — Demand is outweighing the supply of monoclonal antibody infusions. Medstar started doing at-home infusions but because they needed to help more people they opened clinics across the region to administer more treatments to people. Medstar is the only ambulance service in this region to offer Monoclonal Antibodies what started out as one…

Medstar CEO Interviewed for Oakland Press Article About EMS in Michigan

By ahein | November 15, 2021 |

Kolby Miller, CEO of Clinton Township-based MedStar, an EMS provider serving Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties, said offering overtime and additional incentives is not a long-term solution to this long-standing workforce shortage. Currently, MedStar has around 900 full- and part-time personnel on its clinical operations team. “We are investing in full-time personnel who are joining…

More paramedics give proactive, non-emergency care as community paramedicine grows in Michigan

By ahein | October 14, 2021 |

Second Wave Michigan — “Community paramedics can help high-risk, high-utilizing patient populations, who are going to be older; have one, two, or more comorbidities; and have been seeking care through the emergency department or other means,” says Andrew Brown, vice president of stakeholder integration for Medstar, southeast Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile health provider, serving Bay,…

Patient transfers between hospitals are more critical than ever. But in rural Michigan, the ambulances aren’t coming.

By ahein | October 8, 2021 |

Crain’s Detroit Business — Ambulance services can transfer patients only to or from a community in which they are licensed. Those licensed service providers are also usually required to maintain dedicated ambulances in a given community around the clock for 911 calls, said Kolby Miller, CEO of Medstar. Rural communities may not need another truck…

Medstar ambulance begins offering at home monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19

By ahein | October 1, 2021 |

ABC 12 — ”It’s not a vaccine, but it builds up the immune system so the patient or the person who is exposed can safely get through whatever period that is,” said Medstar Ambulance CEO Kolby Miller. A Mid-Michigan ambulance company is changing the way COVID-19 patients are treated. Most people think the only way…

Medstar paramedics helping COVID patients in their own homes with antibody treatments

By ahein | September 30, 2021 |

NBC 25/Fox 66 — There’s a growing demand for monoclonal antibody therapy to treat COVID-19 patients in Genesee, Lapeer and Bay counties. Paramedics with Medstar EMS provide the infusion treatments, which then reduce COVID-19 symptoms and lower the chances a patient will have go to the hospital. According to Medstar CEO Kolby Miller, requests are doubling each…

Paramedics administer COVID treatments in mid-Michigan inside homes

By ahein | September 28, 2021 |

WNEM TV 5 — Paramedics are now administering a covid-19 treatment proven to reduce symptoms and hospitalizations from the virus inside patient’s homes. “We’re preventing the emergencies from happening in the first place,” said Kolby Miller, the CEO of Medstar of Michigan. Normally ambulances respond to an emergency and transport the patient to the hospital.…

News Releases

Medstar awards North Branch Wesleyan Church with AED donation

By Rachel McCrary | June 27, 2022 |

Placement made possible through the EMS organization’s “Shock and Save initiative“ On June 26th, Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile health provider, presented an automated external defibrillator (AED) to North Branch Wesleyan Church. The donation was made possible through funds raised through Medstar’s “Shock and Save Initiative.”  Medstar provides matching funds from community events to ensure more…

MEDSTAR HONORS FRONTLINE WORKERS DURING EMS WEEK 2022

By Rachel McCrary | May 18, 2022 |

MEDSTAR PAYS TRIBUTE TO ITS 900 TEAM MEMBERS WHO DEDICATE THEMSELVES TO SERVING OTHERS Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile health provider, honor the dedication of those who provide day-to-day care and service on the frontlines of clinical care, especially our own. In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and…

MEDSTAR EXPANDS EDUCATION AND TRAINING HEADQUARTERS 

By Rachel McCrary | April 28, 2022 |

THE NEW FACILITY WILL PROVIDE EXPANDED EMT AND PARAMEDIC PROGRAMS, CLINICAL TRAINING, AND HIGH-TECH SIMULATION. Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, opened its expanded Clinical Education and Simulation Center in Clinton Township on Wednesday. The new location is at 22500 Metro Pkwy. (located in the Mclaren building). The state-of-the-art 4,000-square-foot facility will host…

MEDSTAR WELCOMES NEW CLINICIANS GRADUATING FROM ITS EMT ACADEMY

By Rachel McCrary | April 28, 2022 |

Medstar congratulates the latest graduates from our EMT Academy! Medstar congratulates the latest graduates from our EMT Academy! On Monday, a celebration was held with graduates, their families, and Medstar leadership at Brick Street Restaurant in Grand Blanc. “The graduates have been through a lot, entering EMS in the middle of a pandemic. Their commitment…

MEDSTAR PROMOTES LEE HOWIE AS THE NORTH OPERATIONS QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER

By Rachel McCrary | April 21, 2022 |

Lee will enhance and expand clinical care offerings and services  Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, congratulates Lee Howie on his promotion to North Operations Quality Assurance Manager. In his new role, Lee will be responsible for monitoring and ensuring clinical care and service provided exceed the expectations of patients, communities, and healthcare…

MEDSTAR FAST-TRACKS CAREERS IN RAPIDLY GROWING INDUSTRY 

By Rachel McCrary | April 12, 2022 |

STUDENTS CAN EARN AS THEY LEARN; NO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED  Even as Covid-19 cases decrease, Michigan’s increasing demand for emergency medical technicians (EMTs) is more significant than ever. Last year Medstar launched the state’s first paid full-time EMS Academy to train Emergency Medical Technicians.. The academy has successfully brought more than a hundred new people…

MEDSTAR AWARDS AED TO THE CITY OF LAPEER POLICE DEPARTMENT

By Rachel McCrary | April 5, 2022 |

DONATION MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH MEDSTAR’S “SHOCK AND SAVE INITIATIVE”  Medstar, Michigan’s most integrated EMS and mobile healthcare provider, is pleased to award The City of Lapeer Police Department with an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).  Every minute counts when someone’s heart stops beating, and AEDs can significantly improve outcomes. The City of Lapeer Police department has…

MEDSTAR APPOINTS LEEYA SUTTER AS VICE PRESIDENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

By Rachel McCrary | March 28, 2022 |

SUTTER WILL LEAD EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE EFFORTS    Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, welcomes Leeya Sutter to the executive leadership team as the nonprofit’s Vice President of Human Resources. Sutter will lead Medstar’s growing Human Relations team responsible for creating an award-winning employee experience, recruitment efforts, and strategic personnel planning.  Sutter has over…

MEDSTAR COMPLETES MUCH ANTICIPATED CLINICAL DEPLOYMENT CENTER IN SOUTHERN GENESEE COUNTY

By Rachel McCrary | March 15, 2022 |

Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, officially opened its new deployment center in Genesee County. The location is at 6210 Lehman Drive in Mundy Township. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Thursday, Mar 10, 2022 Medstar’s new state-of-the-art, 12,400 square foot clinical deployment center includes an EMS shift readiness area, EMT and paramedic…

MEDSTAR NAMES RACHEL MCCRARY AS COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER AND PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

By Rachel McCrary | February 23, 2022 |

McCrary will Lead the EMS and Mobile Health Provider’s Outreach Efforts Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile health provider, welcomes Rachel McCrary to its executive team as the new Communications Manager and Public Information Officer.  In this diverse and multifaceted role, McCrary will handle the company’s internal and external communications as well as community information…