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Mergers 2015

When stakeholders perceive the process as rushed, pre-determined and opaque, their skepticism and mistrust rule the day
Chris and Kelly talk about what this acquisition means for EMS, our #4 news item of the year
Mergers, consolidations and acquisitions allow growing EMS organizations to reap the benefits of economies of scale
Our editors’ picks for the most significant EMS stories of the year
Our chief helped us visualize that change through a merger with our neighboring department might be our lifeline, not our ruin
After three decades as two separate agencies, the merger of Western and Eastern Eagle County Ambulance Districts gave citizens the service they needed and deserved
American Medical Response’s parent company, Envision, announces future objectives to expand mobile integrated health and industrial fire and safety
With AMR’s parent company acquiring Rural/Metro, the competition for a new contract for Santa Clara County EMS services is slim to nonexistent
The consolidation of fire and EMS services from seven municipalities reduced the number of stations, vehicles and firefighters
Volunteer ambulance companies have struggled as training costs and requirements have risen
The organization, ConnectHealth, will enhance the emergency medical response in middle Georgia
The debut issue of Paramedic Chief Digital Edition focuses on mergers, what they mean for small agencies and how they can be successful
Geisinger Health System bought Danville Ambulance Service, which had difficulty staffing shifts
The two departments may merge after the city’s ambulance director stepped down, but the volunteer fire chief is against the proposal
The new partnership includes a combined dispatch center, and is expected to save money for the cash-strapped Contra Costa Fire District