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Stay Hydrated During Heatwave

By Patrick Linabury | June 17, 2024 |

With heat and high humidity expected this week, Medstar reminds everyone to stay hydrated. Hydration is important during hot weather because it helps your body function properly and can prevent serious health issues. When you sweat, your body loses fluids and heat, so drinking fluids helps replace what you’ve lost and maintain normal body temperature.…

June 1-7 is National CPR & AED Awareness Week

By Patrick Linabury | June 1, 2024 |

Each year, over 350,000 cardiac arrests take place outside of a hospital in the United States. Nearly 90% of all cardiac arrests occur in someone’s home. Cardiac arrests can occur when the heart stops beating or beats ineffectively to circulate blood to the brain and other vital organs. They typically affect men in their early…

EMS Week is May 19th-25th

By Patrick Linabury | May 19, 2024 |

Medstar, Michigan’s largest EMS and mobile health provider, honors 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 the vital work they do in our communities. From May 19-25, 2024, Medstar will…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…