JACKSONVILLE, Fla., — AmeriPro EMS today announced it has purchased Ambulance Service, Inc., based in Jacksonville, Florida. Details of the transaction were not released.
AmeriPro EMS started with 10 new units in April 2018 and now operates 60 units within 20 months. Ambulance Service Inc. has been a mainstay in the Jacksonville area for 54 years and is one of the oldest EMS providers in the region, AmeriPro EMS said in a press release.
“This strategic acquisition aligns perfectly with our growth strategy to expand our services throughout the U.S.,” said Suhas Uppalapati, CEO of AmeriPro EMS. “Ambulance Service, Inc. was the right company at the right time for us to further expand into the Florida market. We are excited to bring the communities of Jacksonville, St. Johns, Nassau, and Clay Counties industry changing, modern technology and state-of-the-art ambulances with a new level of quality care.”
AmeriPro EMS has invested in the latest cutting-edge technologies to provide a premier patient experience through stringent quality control measures, driver safety tracking software and efficient communication platforms with receiving facilities, the company stated.
“We are the next-generation of EMS and we are bringing a totally different model of mobile-integrated healthcare EMS to Florida,” said Larry J. Richardson, COO & EVP at AmeriPro EMS, and a paramedic/firefighter. “Our well-trained and experienced staff as well as our management team are committed to an unparalleled patient experience defined by advanced technologies and an impassioned and deeply committed staff of first responders whose work is their life and life is their work.”
The AmeriPro EMS fleet of ambulances features Advanced Life Support (ALS) with the ability to monitor and transmit cardiac care during transport. Every ambulance is outfitted with Wi-Fi hotspots, allowing for instantaneous wireless transmission of patient condition/care interventions to receiving medical facilities.