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Medstar provides annual report to Macomb Township

By ahein | August 2, 2021 |

Macomb Township Chronicle — An area medical service recently provided insight into how its operations were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the July 14 Macomb Township Board of Trustees meeting, Kolby Miller, Medstar Ambulance chief executive officer, presented to the board about the status of the township’s services. “As you can imagine, 2020 was a…

Medstar CEO details COVID-19 sacrifices to Macomb Twp. Board

By ahein | July 22, 2021 |

The Macomb Daily — COVID-19’s local impact in terms of service and sacrifice was detailed for the Macomb Township Board of Trustees on July 14, when Medstar Ambulance CEO Kolby Miller made his 2020 report presentation. Miller said COVID-19 impacted both interfacility and critical care work at Medstar and detailed personal sacrifices the pandemic caused…

Genesee County communities try new solution to ambulance shortage

By ahein | July 9, 2021 |

ABC 12 — Genesee County has been dealing with an ambulance shortage all year. The county reported 21 days over seven months in late 2020 when zero ambulances were available to respond to calls for help. The county reaches “critical status” for ambulances with five or fewer units available almost daily — sometimes multiple times a day.…

City of Burton partnering with Medstar Ambulance for guaranteed emergency service

By ahein | July 9, 2021 |

ABC 12 — There’s a new lifeline for first responders in Burton. The city is announcing a partnership for EMS services with Medstar Ambulance, but it’s not just ambulance staff that are getting help. It could also make a life-saving difference for those responding to an emergency. Right now in Burton, there are times where…

Mich. county reaches critical ambulance status daily

By ahein | July 9, 2021 |

EMS1 — There were 21 days in seven months’ time in which no ambulances were available to respond to calls in Genesse County, Mich., ABC 12 reported.  When there are five or fewer ambulances at the ready, the county considers it “critical status,” meaning the county’s 911 center must call in outside ambulances or redirect units en…

Davison area governments approve ambulance contract with Medstar

By ahein | July 9, 2021 |

The Davison Index — The three local units of government – Davison, Davison Township and Richfield Township – all unanimously approved a contract for emergency medical services with MedStar ambulance this week. Davison City Manager Andrea Schroeder said she and Davison- Richfield Fire Chief Brian Flewelling had the chance to meet with representatives from Medstar…

ABC12 investigates: why is Genesee County’s ambulance shortage becoming worse?

By ahein | June 18, 2021 |

ABC 12 — “Who would ever expect in today’s era that you pick up and dial 911, and we don’t have an ambulance to send to you?” asked Genesee County 911′s Deputy Director Tim Jones. It’s a problem Genesee County’s been dealing with for months. ABC12 first brought it to the community’s attention in January.…

Quick thinking, AED save life

By ahein | June 10, 2021 |

Tri-City Times — Tragedy was averted last month for a Country Smoke House employee and its all due to the business’s automatic external defibrillator (AED) and the staff members who came to her aid. Last week, Medstar EMS acknowledged co-owners Suzanne and Steve Francis and managers Todd Kaatz and Carma Capizzo for jumping into action…

Almont restaurant crew jumps into action after employee goes into cardiac arrest — AED used to help save worker’s life

By ahein | June 3, 2021 |

WDIV — When a worker at Country Smoke House in Almont collapsed and stopped breathing the co-owner of the business and others stepped in to help save their life. The worker experienced cardiac arrest on Thursday (May 27). When the worker collapsed, the co-owner of the business, Suzanne Francis, began CPR while her husband, Stephen, retrieved an automated external defibrillator (AED).…

Local first responders being celebrated during Michigan EMS Recognition Week

By ahein | May 21, 2021 |

WNEM TV — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed this week as Michigan EMS Recognition Week to honor first responders on the front lines of the pandemic. It is a thank you to the emergency medical service personnel at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic and recognizing EMS heroes in the community and the critical role they…

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…