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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 AN AED (AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR) TO THE PIX THEATER

By Rachel McCrary | October 10, 2022 |

Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, was pleased to award The PIX Theater in Lapeer an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). When someone’s heart suddenly stops beating, AEDs can significantly improve outcomes. The PIX Theatre has taken a giant leap forward in care to save its patrons and employees by applying for a grant…

MEDSTAR MAKES TRICK-OR-TREATING POSSIBLE FOR CHILDREN WITH UNIQUE CHALLENGES

By Rachel McCrary | October 8, 2022 |

Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, is seeking some ghouls & boys, witches & warlocks who may need a hand trick-or-treating. This is an opportunity for a few local kids in our service areas to enjoy Halloween when they might not have otherwise been able to. This program is designed for kids who…

Medstar Paramedic Named Michigan EMS Practitioner of the Year

By Rachel McCrary | October 7, 2022 |

Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, is proud to join The Michigan Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (MAEMT) to honor Medstar paramedic Ray VanHevel as the EMS Practitioner of the Year. Each year, the association recognizes an EMS provider whose exemplary professional achievements and commitment to service exceed expectations. The honoree advances the…

MEDSTAR PROMOTES BARRETT JOHNSON TO ROAD SUPERVISOR

By Rachel McCrary | October 5, 2022 |

Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, is pleased to promote Paramedic Barrett Johnson to EMS Operations Supervisor.  In this role, Barrett will support Central Operations EMTs and Paramedics in their clinical care and service to our patients, communities, and facilities. “I’m proud to see our team members grow and advance their careers within…

Medstar promotes Vince Domenick to Logistics Manager

By Rachel McCrary | September 20, 2022 |

Vince will elevate Medstar’s facilities and process infrastructure Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, congratulates Vince Domenick on his promotion to Logistics Manager. He will spearhead multidimensional facility development projects, improve building processes, assist the IT Department, and manage administrative functions that support day-to-day operations. “Since joining our team 8 years ago, Vince…

Medstar appoints Lainie Budzynowski as Vice President of Finance

By Rachel McCrary | September 14, 2022 |

Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, has named Lainie Budzynowski as Vice President of Finance. With responsibility for financial management strategy, she will oversee financial analysis, cash management, reporting, and audit engagement.  “Lainie brings a unique blend of experience to our organization. Her financial background and strategic leadership abilities will provide great value…

Medstar promotes Dan Gernand to Deployment Manager

By Rachel McCrary | September 14, 2022 |

Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, announces the promotion of Dan Gernand to Deployment Manager. In this role, Dan will oversee the make-ready function and clinical fleet logistics, ensuring vehicle readiness, fleet safety, and consistent deployment processes for clinical teams at the start and end of their shifts.  “Dan has been a dedicated…

Medstar appoints Jay Blaskowski as the new Communications Manager in Dispatch

By Rachel McCrary | September 14, 2022 |

Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, announces the addition of Jay Blaskowski as a Communications Manager. He will oversee our current Northern Operations Communications Center in Flint and lead the project to implement our Southern Operations Communications Center in Detroit. In this new leadership role, Jay will ensure the communication centers provide optimal…

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…