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LifeCare Ambulance Honors Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Larry Anderson and Robert DeVries were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards from LifeCare Ambulance on April 20th. Both Mr. Anderson and Mr. DeVries were key contributors in the establishment of Cereal City Emergency Medical Service (EMS) in 1983, which would later become LifeCare Ambulance.

DeVries was a founding board member of LifeCare Ambulance and also served as the Board Chair from 2005 to 2008. As a program director of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Mr. DeVries used his national and international expertise in healthcare administration to benefit the local community while helping to establish LifeCare Ambulance. His vision of ensuring that the community had a financially stable, high-quality ambulance service that is a collaborative partner in the local community allowed LifeCare to become a premier EMS provider.

LifeCare Ambulance would be the second ambulance service that Anderson played a crucial role in creating. Anderson was instrumental in the formation of Huron Valley Ambulance (HVA) while serving as the vice president for St Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. Two years later when Anderson became the Chief Operating Officer for Leila Hospital in Battle Creek, he once again saw the need to create a stable local ambulance service for the community. His vision and dedication to local EMS helped to create two robust ambulance services that continue to serve their communities today.
“Both Bob & Larry have had a major influence on the level of quality that our community receives from its ambulance service. Their leadership and commitment to collaboration with our community stakeholders created a culture of excellence and safety throughout our organization,” stated LifeCare Ambulance CEO Ron Slagell. LifeCare Ambulance is grateful for their outstanding contributions to our community and EMS.


Matt Rose, CCEMT-P, BS
Public Information Officer
Emergent Health Partners