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In the news

Medstar honors workers during EMS Week

By ahein | May 21, 2021 |

The Macomb Daily — Clinton Township-based Medstar is celebrating EMS Recognition Week this week, honoring its 800-plus employees with catered meals, gifts, and raffles for the workers. The week-long celebration provided a respite from the chaotic scenes personnel for the nonprofit usually see while manning ambulances in several Macomb County communities. READ MORE.

This week we honor EMS responders

By ahein | May 21, 2021 |

The County Press — The EMS and medical first responder community in Lapeer County has been instrumental to providing compassionate care during the COVID-19 pandemic. These individuals put their own health in harm’s way when they entered private residences, nursing homes and foster living facilities to care for people in the community who were sickened…

Ambulance companies rethink business plan as volumes, revenue decline

By ahein | May 4, 2021 |

Crain’s Detroit Business — Ambulance companies rely on growth in volume of reimbursable transports to cover expenses and even turn a profit. But since the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March 2020, Michigan companies have been facing more severe staffing shortages, they have seen volume decline by as much as 40 percent as people choose not…

Ascension Genesys Hospital workers honored with ‘clap out’ by first responders

By ahein | April 28, 2021 |

Medstar was honored to participate in a “clap out” to recognize our partners at Ascension Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc Township for their dedication and commitment to patient care. We’re all in this together! READ MORE.

Michigan Ambulance Company adjusting through COVID-19 surge, urging precaution

By ahein | April 23, 2021 |

The new COVID-19 variant is hitting Michigan hard with a record-breaking number of children hospitalized with the virus this week.  Our CEO Kolby Miller spoke with ABC 12 WJRT-TV to share an update about EMS services and providers during this third wave.  READ MORE.

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.

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…