NY EMS service acquires ambulance service as demand grows

With the acquisition, Empress will have access to EMStar’s bases in Dutchess, Westchester and Putnam counties and service in Rockland, Orange and Ulster counties


By Rachel Engel

YONKERS, N.Y. — Empress Ambulance Service recently announced it had acquired the assets of Empire Ambulance Corp d/b/a EMStar.

With the acquisition, Empress will have access to EMStar’s bases in Dutchess, Westchester and Putnam counties and service in Rockland, Orange and Ulster counties.

Empress, part of PatientCare EMS Solutions, provides emergency services to Westchester County and “significant” ambulance services to the Bronx and Manhattan boroughs, as well as operates a mobile integrated health unit (MIH) that provides post-discharge follow-up care, vaccination and testing stations, in-home vaccines and treat-in-place services.

“This acquisition will strengthen our already solid footprint in Greater New York,” said Mike Minerva, president of Empress. “As our healthcare partners continue to expand in these counties, we want to be the solution that can grow with them. This acquisition will allow us to do that.”

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