Midwest Medical will be sending resources to assist under AMR’s FEMA contract
(Omaha, NE) – Global Medical Response has deployed its ground ambulance division, American Medical Response, and network providers to support America’s COVID-19 response. AMR is responding to a FEMA request to provide ambulances and emergency medical services personnel to the greater New York area. Resources will remain in the area as long as they are needed. When the teams arrive at their assigned area, they will work under the guidance of FEMA, state and local agencies.
“At Midwest Medical, we are proud we’ve been entrusted to provide care to the citizens of this nation at a moment’s notice during this unprecedented time. I am incredibly proud of our providers who have stepped up for this mission and making sacrifices themselves by leaving family and other obligations behind to help our fellow Americans.” said Jeff Shullaw, President and CEO. “Our primary focus remains on providing adequate resources at home during this health crisis. We have carefully selected the personnel and resources to send and this deployment will in no way affect our day-to-day ability to provide timely medical response for all the communities we serve.” Providers responding on behalf of Midwest Medical are from Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Ohio.
As FEMA’s prime emergency medical service response provider, AMR has a national agreement with FEMA to provide ground ambulance, air ambulance, paratransit services and non-ambulance EMS personnel to supplement the federal and military response to a disaster, an act of terrorism or any other public health emergency.
About Midwest Medical
Midwest Medical offers emergency and non-emergency ambulance transportation in many states throughout the midwest. Nearly 900 paramedics, EMTs, RNs, drivers, mechanics, dispatchers, billers, and support staff come together to make Midwest one of the premier ambulance services in the nation. Midwest offers a continuum of services that lend support to both rural hospitals and some of the largest healthcare systems in the nation.
About American Medical Response
American Medical Response, Inc., America’s leading provider of medical transportation, provides services in 40 states and the District of Columbia. More than 28,000 AMR paramedics, EMTs, RNs and other professionals work together to transport more than 4.8 million patients nationwide each year in critical, emergency and non-emergency situations. AMR also provides fire services through Rural Metro Fire Department, www.ruralmetrofire.com. For more information about AMR, visit www.amr.net and follow American Medical Response on Facebook @AMR_Social on Twitter and Instagram. AMR is part of the Global Medical Response family of companies.
About Global Medical Response
With more than 38,000 employees, Global Medical Response delivers compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services in the United States and around the world. GMR was formed by combining the industry leaders in air, ground, managed medical transportation, and community, industrial/specialty and wildland fire services. Each of our companies has a long history of proudly serving the communities where we live: American Medical Response (AMR), Rural Metro Fire, Air Evac Lifeteam, REACH Air Medical Services, Guardian Flight, Med-Trans Corporation and AirMed International. For additional information, visit us on LinkedIn or at www.GlobalMedicalResponse.com.