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Outreach program is statewide model for leaving behind anti-overdose kits, conducting wellness checks

By ahein | October 23, 2020 |

C&G Newspapers – Macomb County is setting a statewide trend when it comes to innovative approaches to prevent future overdoses. The county’s Advanced Life Support agencies are the first in Michigan to carry naloxone overdose kits and leave them behind for distribution to patients and family members for future use. READ MORE.

Macomb County salutes fallen heroes during 9/11

By ahein | September 12, 2020 |

Macomb Daily – The young bride and mother spoke of her pride at having married a police officer — a “man in a uniform” — and how she posted the news on her social media and plastered her car with “thin blue line” stickers to let the world know of their union. READ MORE.

Medstar opens new ambulance station in Independence Township

By ahein | August 24, 2020 |

Oakland Press – Medstar EMS & Mobile Healthcare opened a new ambulance station in Independence Township, at 5255 Maybee Road. Medstar will respond to emergency calls from nearby communities that request services and will also offer dedicated service contracts to local communities, according to an email from Medstar. READ MORE.

Medstar to become ambulance provider for McLaren Bay

By ahein | June 24, 2020 |

Local 4 News – Michigan’s largest 911 EMS and mobile healthcare provider, Medstar, will become the ambulance provider for McLaren Bay Region and the surrounding communities. READ MORE.

McLaren Bay Region ending EMS services and eliminating 74 jobs, nonprofit to take over service

By ahein | June 24, 2020 |

MLIVE.com – McLaren Bay Region is ending its EMS services and terminating 74 employees by the end of the summer, though the company stepping in is looking to incorporate those workers into its new system. READ MORE.

Medstar welcomes two doctors to its board of directors

By ahein | June 19, 2020 |

Fenton Tri County Times – Medstar, Southern Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, announced two new members to its Board of Directors. READ MORE.

Medstar welcomes two new board members

By ahein | June 17, 2020 |

The County Press – Medstar, southern Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, this week announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors. READ MORE.

Fighting Coronavirus on the Streets of Detroit

By ahein | May 15, 2020 |

VICE News – Not long after midnight, another call came in. Kelly Hornik heard the radio chirp and looked down at the laptop next to her in the ambulance as she was driving. The screen glowed red. READ MORE.

McLaren Macomb nurses greeted with parade, gifts

By ahein | May 13, 2020 |

The Macomb Daily – The sound of fire engine sirens filled the night air Wednesday in front of McLaren Macomb hospital on Harrington Street in Mount Clemens. READ MORE.

Meet the Health Care Workers on the Frontlines of the Coronavirus Pandemic

By ahein | April 21, 2020 |

Shondaland – These women are putting their lives on the line to ensure their communities get the care they so desperately need. READ MORE.

News Releases

Medstar ambulance parked outside of Burton Fire Station No. 2

City of Burton Enters Into EMS Agreement With Medstar

By ahein | July 8, 2021 |

The City of Burton announced today​ that it​ has entered into an​ agreement ​to provide consistent EMS service ​for its​ residents and visitors. The ​agreement​ is​ with Medstar, a not-for-profit EMS agency that serves several Michigan communities, ​and ​is identical to agreements the agency has with communities throughout lower Michigan. “The delivery of EMS care…

Medstar LifeFlight Helicopter

LifeFlight Air Medical Training Part of Medstar’s Free Emergency Medical Responder Course for Firefighters

By ahein | July 8, 2021 |

Medstar, Michigan’s most integrated EMS and mobile healthcare provider, is conducting air medical training:* Thursday, July 8, 2021 6 pmBentley High School 1150 N Belsay Rd, Burton, MI 48509 The exercise is part of a 61-hour Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course Medstar is providing to 28 Genesee County firefighters. The Medstar LifeFlight team will teach attendees how…

General Manager Todd Kaatz Patient Debby Custodio Packaging Room Manager Carma Capizzo Country Smoke House Co-Owner Suzanne Francis Country Smoke House Co-Owner Stephen Francis Northern Operations Manager Jeremy Compau Vice President of Clinical and Education Services Kevin Wilkinson

AED and CPR Save Woman’s Life at Almont Restaurant — Medstar to Honor Country Smoke House on June 1 for AED and CPR Awareness Week

By ahein | May 27, 2021 |

Medstar, Michigan’s most integrated EMS and mobile healthcare provider, commends the staff at the Country Smoke House in Almont for their preparedness and action when their colleague suffered a cardiac arrest.  When the patient became unconscious and stopped breathing, Country Smoke House co-owner Suzanne Francis began CPR while her husband, Stephen, got the AED. Shortly…

EMS Week -- May 16-22 -- Thank You

Medstar Honors Frontline Heroes During EMS Recognition Week

By ahein | May 17, 2021 |

Medstar, Michigan’s most integrated EMS and mobile healthcare provider, is honoring its more than 800 team members for their lifesaving work as part of EMS Week.  “Medstar personnel adapted incredibly well to provide safe and effective care to patients, communities, and healthcare systems during the pandemic,” said Kolby Miller, Medstar CEO. “Working in EMS means…

Pie a Paramedic Donation Drive

By ahein | February 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Pie a Paramedic Donation Drive

Medstar Collecting Winter Gear for Detroit’s Homeless With temperatures reaching the single digits, the Pope Francis Center is even more critical to the safety and survival of Detroit’s homeless. And they are in dire need of the following donations:  Thermal/outdoor socks Hats Gloves Thermal pants and shirts  The winter gear items must be new and…

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Medstar Offering EMT Training for All New Employees

By ahein | December 14, 2020 |

At a time when many have uncertainty in their employment picture, Medstar is stepping up with an opportunity to earn full-time wages while getting an education and moving into a rewarding career. The largest nonprofit EMS agency in Michigan is now providing Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) licensure training for all new employees.  “We often hear…

New Station in Independence Township

Medstar Enhances Services in Northern Oakland County With a New Station in Independence Township

By ahein | August 21, 2020 |

Medstar, Michigan’s most integrated EMS and mobile healthcare provider, opened a new station in Independence Township. The new location at 5255 Maybee Road, Clarkston, Michigan enhances services to patients and healthcare stakeholders in Northern Oakland County.  “The new station will better serve the area for years to come and benefits our mutual commitments with the…

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Medstar, McLaren Bay Announce EMS Transition

By ahein | June 24, 2020 |

McLaren Bay Region Hospital moving EMS services to a new provider Medstar, Michigan’s most extensive and integrated 911 EMS and mobile healthcare provider, will become the ambulance provider for McLaren Bay Region and the surrounding communities. McLaren Bay Region has provided emergency transportation services to Bay County for over 40 years. The transition will take…

Dr. Gary Druskovich

Medstar Welcomes Dr. Gary Druskovich to Its Board of Directors

By ahein | June 12, 2020 |

Medstar, Southern Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, is pleased to announce Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital President Gary Druskovich, MD, MBA, is the newest member of its Board of Directors.  “Dr. Druskovich brings a valuable mix of clinical and operations experience to our organization, and we share his passion for serving the most vulnerable patients,”…

Dr. Kevin Grady

Medstar Welcomes Dr. Kevin Grady to Its Board of Directors

By ahein | June 12, 2020 |

Medstar, Southern Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, is pleased to announce the President and CEO of Ascension St. John Hospital and Ascension River District Hospital Kevin Grady, MD, is the newest member of its Board of Directors.  “Dr. Grady is a champion for patient-centered care, and it’s an honor to have him on…