New Port Richey, Florida (August 20, 2020) – MedFleet Ambulance, a leading provider of Advanced Life Support (ALS), Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance and non-medical stretcher services for patients in Pasco, Hernando, Citrus and Polk Counties, announces the commencement of its Critical Care Transport (CCT) program. This highest level of ground transport ambulance service complements the MedFleet operation by offering a specialized service to meet the needs of high acuity and complex medical and trauma patients.
MedFleet, under the new ownership of nationally recognized EMS leader, PatientCare EMS Solutions, has assembled an outstanding team of EMS professionals with expertise in the provision of Critical Care Transport. This commitment represents a significant investment during the very challenging time of uncertainty and resource utilization due to COVID-19, demonstrating its dedication to advancing patient care services. “This is a testament to PatientCare’s commitment to continuing MedFleet’s decades-long tradition of serving its communities with uncompromising quality and innovation in ambulance services,” said Andrew Williams, the former Owner, and current Director of Business Development for MedFleet Ambulance.
MedFleet’s CCT team is comprised of a critical care trained Registered Nurse, Paramedic and EMT, who maintain continuity of care throughout transport and are able to provide a level of care comparable to the inpatient setting. “We want everyone to know this is like an ICU on wheels,” states Kimberly Lacina, Director of Clinical Operations at MedFleet. “This is a big step forward in providing needed services and a new, advanced level of care in our area. It is a win-win situation for all EMS providers in the region and we are excited to begin this important initiative,” said Mark Postma, President of PatientCare EMS.
Medfleet has been committed to providing BLS ambulance service since its inception in 1993, and over the years has expanded services into ALS level transports in its geographic coverage area of Pasco, Hernando, Citrus and Polk Counties in Florida. MedFleet has focused largely on interfacility transports, providing a needed service in the Western and Central regions of Florida. MedFleet is based in New Port Richey, Florida and has multiple contracts with the area’s hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities.
PatientCare EMS Solutions is a leading provider of ground-based 911 emergency ambulance services and other critical healthcare logistics solutions. The company operates growing partnerships with representative customers in Florida, Texas, Indiana, South Dakota, Mississippi, and New York. PatientCare is responsible for transporting nearly 400,000 patients annually and is committed to providing compassionate quality care and service built around the needs of the patients and communities in which it serves.
Media Contact: Kim Lacina