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For media inquiries, contact Rachel McCrary at 248-587-6538 or rmccrary@medstarambulance.org.

In the news

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.

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.

News Releases

MEDSTAR AWARDS AN AED (AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR) TO THE PIX THEATER

By Rachel McCrary | October 10, 2022 |

Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, was pleased to award The PIX Theater in Lapeer an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). When someone’s heart suddenly stops beating, AEDs can significantly improve outcomes. The PIX Theatre has taken a giant leap forward in care to save its patrons and employees by applying for a grant…

MEDSTAR MAKES TRICK-OR-TREATING POSSIBLE FOR CHILDREN WITH UNIQUE CHALLENGES

By Rachel McCrary | October 8, 2022 |

Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, is seeking some ghouls & boys, witches & warlocks who may need a hand trick-or-treating. This is an opportunity for a few local kids in our service areas to enjoy Halloween when they might not have otherwise been able to. This program is designed for kids who…

Medstar Paramedic Named Michigan EMS Practitioner of the Year

By Rachel McCrary | October 7, 2022 |

Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, is proud to join The Michigan Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (MAEMT) to honor Medstar paramedic Ray VanHevel as the EMS Practitioner of the Year. Each year, the association recognizes an EMS provider whose exemplary professional achievements and commitment to service exceed expectations. The honoree advances the…

MEDSTAR PROMOTES BARRETT JOHNSON TO ROAD SUPERVISOR

By Rachel McCrary | October 5, 2022 |

Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, is pleased to promote Paramedic Barrett Johnson to EMS Operations Supervisor.  In this role, Barrett will support Central Operations EMTs and Paramedics in their clinical care and service to our patients, communities, and facilities. “I’m proud to see our team members grow and advance their careers within…

Medstar promotes Vince Domenick to Logistics Manager

By Rachel McCrary | September 20, 2022 |

Vince will elevate Medstar’s facilities and process infrastructure Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, congratulates Vince Domenick on his promotion to Logistics Manager. He will spearhead multidimensional facility development projects, improve building processes, assist the IT Department, and manage administrative functions that support day-to-day operations. “Since joining our team 8 years ago, Vince…

Medstar appoints Lainie Budzynowski as Vice President of Finance

By Rachel McCrary | September 14, 2022 |

Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, has named Lainie Budzynowski as Vice President of Finance. With responsibility for financial management strategy, she will oversee financial analysis, cash management, reporting, and audit engagement.  “Lainie brings a unique blend of experience to our organization. Her financial background and strategic leadership abilities will provide great value…

Medstar promotes Dan Gernand to Deployment Manager

By Rachel McCrary | September 14, 2022 |

Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, announces the promotion of Dan Gernand to Deployment Manager. In this role, Dan will oversee the make-ready function and clinical fleet logistics, ensuring vehicle readiness, fleet safety, and consistent deployment processes for clinical teams at the start and end of their shifts.  “Dan has been a dedicated…

Medstar appoints Jay Blaskowski as the new Communications Manager in Dispatch

By Rachel McCrary | September 14, 2022 |

Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile healthcare provider, announces the addition of Jay Blaskowski as a Communications Manager. He will oversee our current Northern Operations Communications Center in Flint and lead the project to implement our Southern Operations Communications Center in Detroit. In this new leadership role, Jay will ensure the communication centers provide optimal…

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…