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Medstar To Provide COVID-19 Antibody Treatment In Patient’s Home

By ahein | September 28, 2021 |

Patch Detroit — MedStar said Monday it will provide monoclonal antibody infusion treatments at a person’s residence to reduce COVID-19 symptoms and the risk of hospitalization, according to a news release. Monoclonal antibodies are lab-engineered immune system proteins that can help trigger a healthy immune response against a COVID-19 infection. The announcement comes on the…

Mich. medics administer monoclonal antibody therapy in patient homes

By ahein | September 28, 2021 |

EMS 1 — Paramedics are traveling to patient’s homes to administer monoclonal antibody therapy treatments for COVID-19.   Medstar of Michigan providers are delivering the doctor-prescribed antibody treatments to patients’ homes, which help reduce the chance of contracting the virus and fight it, WNEM TV5 reported.   “Monoclonal antibodies are something that is used for a patient who either…

Southeast Michigan EMS heroes honored at ceremony in Lansing

By ahein | September 27, 2021 |

The Oakland Press — The Michigan Association of Ambulance Services recognized the life-saving work of 21 EMS practitioners across the state, including seven first responders in Macomb and Oakland counties. The recognition was part of the biennial Stars of Life ceremony, which took place Sept. 21 in Lansing, to celebrate ambulance professionals who go above…

911 Consortium recognizes exclusive EMS service contracts

By ahein | September 23, 2021 |

The Davison Index — Communities that have signed exclusive contracts with EMS providers will be allowed to resume those agreements, per a recent decision from the Genesee County 911 Consortium Board. At a Sept. 14 executive board meeting, the Consortium Board narrowly passed a measure to recognize contracts signed between EMS provider Medstar and several…

Medstar seeing more interest for emergency medical technicians in the face of the pandemic

By ahein | September 21, 2021 |

NBC 25/Fox 66 News – Back in January, Mid-Michigan NOW first introduced you to a new program to help boost recruitment. Now our Remi Murrey is circling back to see how recruitment and staffing have been in the face of the pandemic.

Township inks three-year ambulance deal with MedStar

By ahein | September 9, 2021 |

The Citizen — Atlas Twp.-On Sept. 1, the township board of trustees voted 4-0 in a special meeting to approve a three-year agreement for preferred ambulance service for 911 calls. Trustee Patrick Major was absent with notice.The township joins Richfield and Davison townships along with the City of Davison with similar agreements from MedStar. The…

Atlas Twp. latest community to sign MedStar agreement

By ahein | September 9, 2021 |

The Davison Index — With Richfield and Davison townships and the city of Davison already on board, Atlas Township is following suit and entering into an agreement with MedStar Ambulance. “The idea behind the agreement is the other (communities) along the M-15 corridor are also in agreement with using MedStar as their preferred provider,” said…

Michigan EMT services dealing with lack of ambulances because of vehicle chip shortage

By ahein | September 2, 2021 |

WNEM TV — While the Michigan Association of Ambulance Services is dealing with a shortage of paramedics, the CEO of Medstar said his issue is not having enough ambulances. “So, we’re kind of in a little bit of a different situation than many of the others,” said Kolby Miller, CEO of Medstar. COVID-19 has impacted car…

Naloxone: Rescuing people from opioid overdoses

By ahein | August 31, 2021 |

“Paramedics are trained on how to recognize the signs of an overdose and the treatment required to combat the effects of an overdose,” said Andrew Brown, vice president of stakeholder integration at Medstar Ambulance. Andrew explains that after paramedics administer the naloxone to the person experiencing the overdose, “the person will become more alert, they could possibly become agitated and possibly combative. They could also become sick to their stomach and possibly vomit.”

Ambulance service for Atlas Township eyed

By ahein | August 20, 2021 |

The Citizen — On Monday night during the township board of trustees meeting, Kolby Miller, chief executive officer for Medstar Ambulance provided an overview of a proposed agreement for service to the township and the Village of Goodrich. “We know that the EMS system in Genesee County has had some challenges at some time over…

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…