In an effort to improve emergency medical response in northern Michigan, an agreement has been approved for Mobile Medical Response and North Flight EMS to merge their business operations
Mobile Medical Response (MMR), the largest geographical emergency medical service (EMS) provider in Michigan is set to add three more counties to their growing service area increasing their total count from 15 counties to 18 counties served. This will be accomplished through a merger of their organization with North Flight EMS.
North Flight EMS, an entity of Munson Healthcare, has been the largest EMS provider in northern Michigan since 1986. They transport about 13,000 patients each year by ground. In contrast, Mobile Medical Response was established in 1994 as a single county provider in Saginaw by Ascension St. Mary’s and Covenant HealthCare. Since its inception, MMR has partnered with many health care systems growing the organization into a fleet of over 100 emergency response vehicles which total over 110,000 patient transports each year.
“We are excited for the opportunity to partner with Munson Healthcare in expanding our services to the residents of northern Michigan,” said Mark Thompson, MMR CEO. “We are committed to providing timely response, high quality care and a positive experience for patients and their loved ones.”
This is an ideal partnership ensuring strength and stability for these innovative organizations. In a highly complex and regulated industry, MMR proudly boasts national and international accreditation for their ambulance fleet, healthcare education programs, and emergency medical dispatch service; demonstrating the “gold standard” in quality care and operational excellence in the ambulance industry.
“Collaboration is essential to providing the highest level of care to patients in our rural communities,” said Ed Ness, president and CEO of Munson Healthcare. “MMR’s commitment to clinical excellence, patient satisfaction and investment in technology will help us enhance the continuum of care across northern Michigan.”
Leadership from Mobile Medical Response and Munson Healthcare will be continuing to work together to ensure a smooth transition which is expected to occur within 30 to 60 days; pending necessary approvals.