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

In the news

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 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…