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Meet the Health Care Workers on the Frontlines of the Coronavirus Pandemic

By ahein | April 21, 2020 |

Shondaland – These women are putting their lives on the line to ensure their communities get the care they so desperately need. READ MORE.

EMS workers speak out from front lines of coronavirus crisis

By ahein | April 15, 2020 |

NBC News With Lester Holt – Emergency responders, used to trauma and danger, say it’s impossible to get used to their new reality during the coronavirus pandemic.  READ MORE.

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

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…