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Mid-Michigan hospitals nearing capacity as COVID-19 surge escalates

By ahein | April 16, 2021 |

This latest COVID-19 surge is impacting healthcare providers across the state. Medstar CEO Kolby Miller spoke with ABC12: First In-Depth Everywhere WJRT-TV about how it’s affecting EMS. READ MORE.

Medstar EMT training program pays its students

By ahein | February 19, 2021 |

ABC 12 News (WJRT) — Several weeks ago, our own Ann Pirret brought you the story on the shortage of ambulance services in Genesee County. Well, one mid-Michigan emergency care provider is trying to help increase the number of trained people available. READ MORE.

Medstar building staff delivers top care to patients across Genesee County

By ahein | January 26, 2021 |

AND Magazine – In 1986, a young Kolby Miller of Flint worked nights as a disc jockey and at an ice arena. During the day, he volunteered at the Swartz Creek fire department. Friends there told him of job opportunities at the area ambulance service. READ MORE.

Medstar offering Emergency Medical Technician licensure training for all new employees

By ahein | January 8, 2021 |

Mid-Michigan NOW (NBC 25/FOX 66) – 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. READ MORE.

Macomb County EMS to begin naloxone ‘leave behind’

By ahein | December 16, 2020 |

Roseville – Eastpointe Eastsider – EMS agencies throughout Macomb County are implementing new protocols for paramedics that will enable them to leave behind naloxone with patients and their loved ones following overdoses. READ MORE.

Medstar Ambulance offers EMT training for full-time employees

By ahein | December 6, 2020 |

The County Press – At a time when many have uncertainty in their employment picture, Medstar Ambulance offers an opportunity to earn full-time wages while getting an education and moving into a rewarding career. Medstar is now providing Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) licensure training for all new employees. READ MORE.

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.

News Releases

Jason MacDonald

Medstar Welcomes Jason MacDonald as Vice President of Administration

By ahein | October 4, 2021 |

MacDonald brings 25 years of EMS experience to the nonprofit agency Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, welcomes Jason MacDonald to the executive leadership team as the nonprofit agency’s Vice President of Administration. In this role, Jason will be responsible for enhancing and expanding Medstar’s risk, safety, and compliance programs, as well as…

Mobile Health Paramedic Nicole Plauman inserts a monoclonal antibody treatment into an IV

Demand Rising for Monoclonal Antibody Therapy to Treat COVID-19 Patients

By ahein | September 27, 2021 |

Medstar paramedics administer the treatments in patients’ homes Through partnerships with area health systems and physician groups, Medstar now provides in-home monoclonal antibody infusion treatments to reduce COVID-19 symptoms and the risk of hospitalization from the virus.  “Since the time these medications have become available, Medstar Mobile Health Paramedics have administered monoclonal antibody treatments, and…

EMT Roxanne Cottrell and EMS Educator Lee Howie

Medstar EMT and EMS Educator Honored With Michigan Stars of Life Awards

By ahein | September 23, 2021 |

Medstar is proud to announce that the Michigan Association of Ambulances Services selected EMT Roxanne Cottrell and EMS Educator Lee Howie as recipients of the 2021 Stars of Life Award.  The Stars of Life award celebrates the contributions of EMS professionals who go above and beyond the call of duty in service to their patients,…

AED and CPR

Medstar Expands Its Community AED Program Through New “Shock and Save Initiative

By ahein | August 13, 2021 |

When someone’s heart suddenly stops beating, every minute without defibrillation and CPR lowers the chance of survival by nearly 10%. When a bystander uses an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) on a person in cardiac arrest, their likelihood of survival doubles. Medstar recognizes community AED placement as the most important component of increasing cardiac arrest survival throughout…

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…

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…