American Medical Response

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American Medical Response, Inc.
Type Subsidiary
Industry Healthcare
Founded 1992
Headquarters Greenwood Village, Colorado
Key people William A. Sanger, CEO
Products Ambulance services
Employees 19,800
Parent Envision Healthcare
Website www.amr.net
Typical AMR ambulance

American Medical Response, Inc. (AMR) is a United States manager and provider of medical transportation. AMR provides emergency response and dispatch services, non-emergency transport services, air ambulance services, event medical services, managed transportation services (paratransit) and paramedic and EMT training. AMR is locally operated in 42 states and the District of Columbia. AMR employs nearly 20,000 paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), nurses, doctors and support staff.[1]

Laidlaw acquired American Medical Response in 1997.[2] In 2004, Laidlaw sold EmCare and American Medical Response to Onex.[3] Onex formed Emergency Medical Services Corporation as the parent of its two acquisitions. EMSC went public in December of that year.[4] In 2011, EMSC was acquired by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.[5] On June 12, 2013, EMSC changed names to Envision Healthcare Corporation.[6]

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Access2Care is a managed transportation services program which provides non-emergency medical transportation management services to health plans, health care facilities and government entities.

Air Ambulance Specialists Inc. (AASI) arranges fixed wing air ambulance transport services. Air Ambulance Specialists delivers a private air ambulance with "bed to bed" service, arranges ground transportation, specialized medical care during transport, as well as any other incidentals necessary to a successful transport.

Global Medical Response provides emergency ambulance and emergency department medical services internationally.

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In 2003, AMR developed a checklist to identify intoxicated individuals who can safely go to a detoxification facility rather than an emergency department. Still in existence, the program has allowed for the safe transfer of a meaningful proportion of these individuals to the detoxification facility, thus avoiding expensive, unnecessary visits to crowded, resource-constrained emergency departments.[7]

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