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What it’s like to be a paramedic in the middle of a pandemic

By ahein | April 12, 2020 |

WDIV – They’re the people responding to the calls about coronavirus. They encounter and help patients at home, treat them and rush them to hospitals. READ MORE.

Medstar demonstrates sterilization procedures at Clinton Township headquarters

By ahein | March 20, 2020 |

The Macomb Daily – As social distancing is emphasized during the COVID-19 outbreak, one place where it is imperative people work in close quarters is the ambulance where emergency medical technicians transport patients to area hospitals. READ MORE.

First responders increase cleaning efforts to prevent spreading COVID-19

By ahein | March 20, 2020 |

WLNS 6 News – Some jobs can’t stop because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and that includes emergency first responders. READ MORE.

Emergency workers taking extra steps to sterilize equipment amid COVID-19

By ahein | March 20, 2020 |

WNEM TV 5 News – The coronavirus is not only infecting more and more people everyday, but it’s also changing the way emergency workers sterilize equipment. READ MORE.

Medstar EMS joins test bringing seniors to health care outside of hospitals

By ahein | March 5, 2020 |

Crain’s Detroit – Medstar is one of about 10 ambulance companies in Michigan selected to join a five-year pilot program to test a new Medicare emergency transport model that could reduce unnecessary trips to the hospital. READ MORE.

Scholarship fund created in honor of EMT who died in crash

By ahein | March 4, 2020 |

WNEM – A scholarship fund has been established in honor of a Mid-Michigan EMT who died in a crash earlier this year. James Bloss, 21, died on Jan. 3, 2020. READ MORE.

OU, MCC and EMS partner on training for ‘Patients of Size’

By ahein | March 4, 2020 |

Oakland University News – Obesity has become increasingly prevalent among patients in the American healthcare system. These “patients of size” have unique care needs for their safe handling and mobilization. READ MORE.

News Releases

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…

Medics transporting a patient

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…

Medstar Ambulance

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…

Medstar Supervisor Jason Jay discusses how to use an AED with a veterans’ group.

Medstar Offers AED and CPR Training Grants

By ahein | June 3, 2020 |

It’s National CPR and AED Awareness Week, and to teach more people CPR and how to use AEDs, Medstar offers grants that provide AEDs and CPR training to schools, churches, and other nonprofit and civic organizations in its service areas.

Kolby Miller, Medstar CEO

Medstar’s CEO Appointed to the State Trauma Advisory Committee

By ahein | May 8, 2020 |

Robert Gordon, Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), has appointed Medstar CEO Kolby Miller to the State Trauma Advisory Committee (STAC), representing EMS agencies throughout Michigan.  The STAC serves as the MDHHS’ subject matter experts regarding the clinical and operational components of our statewide trauma system. In this role, Miller…

Birthday Parade in Chesterfield Township

Medstar Ambulances and Helicopter Part of Birthday Parade for Special Teen Member of Chesterfield Police

By ahein | May 6, 2020 |

Medstar, Southern Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, is honored to have participated in a birthday parade for a local teen who is a special member of the Chesterfield Township Police Department.  Dylan Rheker (aka Badge 55) turned 16 years old yesterday. The longtime friend and supporter of the police department has health challenges…

Medstar Ambulance With UV Sterilization Device

Medstar Offers UV Sterilization Devices to Local Police, Fire, and Other EMS Agencies to Fight COVID-19

By ahein | March 21, 2020 |

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Medstar is offering the use of its UV sterilization equipment to police, fire, and other EMS agencies throughout the Medstar service area. UV sterilization has been proven to be the most effective mechanism to kill viruses on surfaces. “Not all EMS and public safety providers have historically put…