FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Taylor, Michigan – April 17, 2013 – Lincoln Park City Council voted unanimously Monday to award a contract for ambulance services to HealthLink Medical Transportation Services, one of Michigan’s fastest growing non-profit EMS providers. Under the terms of the contract, HealthLink will provide continue to provide basic and advanced life support to the city of Lincoln Park without a stipend. HealthLink has been the choice for ambulance service in Lincoln Park for over 15 years.
As a not-for-profit ambulance company, HealthLink participates in a number of community events in the townships, cities, counties, and states where it operates, including informative safety events to local elementary schools, ambulance standbys such as high school football games, local fairs, parades, and even The Detroit Lions.
HealthLink’s experience and resources have also been utilized to assist in times of national crisis, providing emergency medical services during hurricanes Ike, Katrina, Irene, and most recently super storm Sandy.
Often exceeding response time standards and quality of care guidelines set by federal and state guidelines, HealthLink is one of the few Ambulance providers in the world which holds both the industry’s CAAS accreditation – the ‘gold standard’ in EMS services – and the ACE accreditation for excellence in emergency medical dispatch through its Parastar communications center.
Established in July of 1997 as a Joint Venture partnership between Community EMS and the Oakwood Health Care System, HealthLink is one of the fastest growing non-profit EMS companies in Michigan, employing more than 150 employees. HealthLink not only provides high-level EMS services in their region but also has one of the largest courier services in Michigan providing services to the Oakwood Health System, Henry Ford Health System, as well as their large outreach labs. HealthLink currently provides standby service for the Detroit Lions.
About Community EMS:
Established in 1982, Community EMS began as a small non-profit business with twenty-five employees and four ambulances. Today, there are more than 1,500 employees among its organizations and eleven different fleets of emergency and non-emergency vehicles that include standard ambulances, mobile intensive care units, bariatric transport vehicles and lab courier cars. In addition to an exponential increase in size and services offered, Community EMS has grown in structure, opening an EMS training school and partnering with ten health care systems in four states. More information can be found on their website at www.communityems.org.