MedCare Ambulance to Become a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of Ohio Medical Transportation (dba MedFlight of Ohio)
Columbus, OH. March 9, 2020.
Columbus, Ohio-based MedFlight has purchased 100% of MedCare Ambulance. This arrangement will strengthen MedFlight’s ability to enhance a complete range of transportation options for their consortium hospitals, including The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, OhioHealth, their networks, and the many referral hospitals throughout Ohio.
Previously, MedFlight owned 60% of MedCare, and the purchase brings MedCare Ambulance under one ownership. The company intends to set a new standard of excellence as they focus on quality service and safety. The arrangement will allow for future ground-based patient transportation growth and expansion to better serve patients in Ohio.
MedFlight will oversee leadership and operations through the direction of its non-profit owner hospitals and will continue to build a quality-based ALS/BLS service based on MedFlight’s successful model of high-quality and safe critical-care medical transport solutions.
“MedFlight has been a leader in critical care transportation for decades. By owning and fully-operating MedCare, we will work hard to join our expertise with MedCare, invest more into their services, and continue to improve the service delivery and quality clinical care that people have come to expect with MedFlight. As we further enhance and invest in our MedCare operations, we believe the result will be one of the best combined transportation solutions-oriented companys in the nation.” – MedFlight President/CEO Tom Allenstein.
Highlights of the agreement:
- MedCare is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of MedFlight.
- MedFlight will take over as the managing entity, keeping all operations and administrative support within Ohio.
- MedFlight has been focused on quality and customer service-driven operations since its formation in 1995. The combined strength of MedFlight and MedCare will allow both organizations to continue to invest in local medical transporation needs and allow for future expansion when necessary.
- MedFlight will honor current MedCare contracts as the transition occurs.
- By working together from positions of strength, both organizations can maximize opportunities to deliver medical transportation services more efficiently and effectively.
- The change will build upon the committment of growing and developing clinical care providers interested in medical transportation, creating more opportunities for EMTs, Paramedics, and Nurses to train and work.
Ohio Medical Transportation, Inc (dba MedFlight of Ohio) is a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization created in April 1995 as a result of the consolidation of two hospital-owned helicopter programs: Grant LifeFlight and The Ohio State University SKYMED. In 1996, MedFlight purchased the Mobile ICU transportation service from Riverside Methodist Hospital and integrated critical-care ground transporation into MedFlight’s services.
MedFlight has partnerships with Kettering Health Network and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, in addition to preferred provider agreements with many Ohio hospitals.
MedFlight has received the “Program of the Year” award from the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), as well as the Vision Zero Safety Award. MedFlight’s CISM program, PAWS, has also been awarded the AAMS Community Service Award. They continue to be national leaders in the field of air and ground transporation solutions. www.MedFlight.com
In 2010, MedFlight and another organization announced a joint-venture to create an ALS/BLS ambulance service in central Ohio, serving thousands of caregivers and patients annually.
The offices and communications center for MedCare is located in Hilliard, OH and currently operates ambulances and wheelchair vans in communities throughout Ohio. www.MedCareAmbulance.org
For More Information:
Todd Bailey, VP of Development
MedFlight Public Information Officer