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American Ambulance Association honors Bound Tree Medical with prestigious award

DUBLIN, OH. – Bound Tree Medical, a leading national distributor of emergency medical products in the emergency medical services (EMS) market, is pleased to announce that the American Ambulance Association (AAA) bestowed Bound Tree with the 2022 Partnership of the Year Award, as part of the AAA Annual Conference and Tradeshow, held September 19, at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville.

The American Ambulance Association’s Partnership of the Year Award is given to the EMS partner whose collaboration with the AAA enhances educational programs, legislative priorities and/or member benefits. Bound Tree received the award for the company’s outstanding efforts on assisting the AAA with its legislative efforts, particularly with workforce development grant funding. Bound Tree’s efforts have been instrumental in getting the attention of Congress and has helped to lay a foundation of support that will be invaluable to the ambulance industry for many years to come.

Rob Meriweather, President of Emergency Preparedness said, “We are honored to receive recognition from the AAA on our efforts to advocate on behalf of EMS. Congress must act now to equip EMTs and Paramedics with the support they need so that they can continue to provide the care each community deserves.

In addition to receiving the 2022 Partnership of the Year Award, Bound Tree also sponsored the conference session “Ambulance Policy Update: The End of 2022 is a Critical Time.” Bound Tree Senior National Account Manager, Harry Larson led the session. It presented critical policy issue topics important to all EMS agencies, including the extension of temporary Medicare ambulance relief, efforts to address the EMS workforce shortage, the 4% Medicare sequestration cut, EMS grant funding, balance billing and how Bound Tree is working to help get grant funding to EMS organizations.

About Sarnova and Bound Tree Medical

Sarnova is the leading national specialty distributor of healthcare products in the emergency medical services (EMS) and acute care markets. The company is made up of six major business units: Bound Tree Medical, Cardio Partners, Allied 100, Digitech, Emergency Medical Products and Tri-anim Health Services. Bound Tree Medical is a leading, nationwide distributor of emergency medical equipment, supplies and pharmaceuticals to EMS, fire and other first responders. For more information, visit

About AAA

The American Ambulance Association safeguards the future of mobile healthcare through advocacy, thought leadership, and education. AAA advances sustainable EMS policy, empowering its members to serve their communities with high-quality on-demand healthcare. For more than 40 years, AAA has proudly represented those who care for people first. For more information, visit