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AMR completes Rural/Metro acquisition

American Medical Response’s parent company, Envision, announces future objectives to expand mobile integrated health and industrial fire and safety

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — American Medical Response (AMR) has completed the acquisition of Rural/Metro, Envision, AMR’s parent company, announced.

“We are focused on working with our healthcare partners to build a more sustainable model that is centered on patient needs, with paramedics and EMTs playing an important role,” said William A. Sanger, chairman, president and CEO of Envision.

Sanger said the addition of Rural/Metro will allow a more rapid expansion of the company’s mobile integrated health care delivery offering. The acquisition also includes Rural/Metro’s fire service, creating industrial fire suppression and safety as a new AMR service offering.

Rural/Metro’s operations generate annual revenue of approximately $590 million, and Envision said it expects to realize efficiencies of $25 to $28 million through 2017 from the integration.

“As a former Rural/Metro employee, this feels like a bit of a homecoming for me,” said Edward Van Horne, AMR president and CEO. “I am excited to start working with our new team members to bring enhanced offerings to our community partners as we build synergies and expand capabilities — particularly in mobile integrated healthcare.”

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