American Medical Response

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American Medical Response, Inc.
HeadquartersGreenwood Village, Colorado
Key people
Ted Van Horne, CEO
ProductsAmbulance services
Number of employees
ParentGlobal Medical Response

American Medical Response, Inc. (AMR) is a medical transportation company in the United States that provides and manages community-based medical transportation services, including emergency (911), non-emergency and managed transportation, rotary and fixed-wing air ambulance services, and disaster response.

Corporate history[edit]

The company was founded in 1991 through the merger of Regional Ambulance (Alameda and Contra Costa counties, CA), Vanguard Ambulance (Santa Clara County, CA), and Buck Ambulance (Portland, OR). It was subsequently acquired Laidlaw, [1] and sold to Onex in 2004.[2] With this acquisition, Onex formed Emergency Medical Services Corporation (EMSC) by merging AMR with EmCare. [3] In 2011, EMSC was acquired by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.[4]

On June 12, 2013, EMSC changed names to Envision Healthcare Corporation.[5]

On September 8, 2017, Envision Healthcare Corp. announced that American Medical Response would be sold to KKR & Co. LP in an all-cash deal worth US$2.4 billion.[6]

In March 2018, American Medical Response became a subsidiary of Global Medical Response.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Two U.S. Deals Set by Laidlaw
  2. ^ Onex will buy two health care units from Laidlaw
  3. ^ EMS completes IPO of 8.1M shares
  4. ^ Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Completes $3.2 Billion Acquisition of Emergency Medical Services Corporation
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-09. Retrieved 2013-07-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Eric Snyder; Mark Harden (8 September 2017). "Colorado's American Medical Response ambulance business to be sold in $2.4 billion deal". 1660 Lincoln Street Suite 2300 Denver, CO 80264: Denver Business Journal American City Business Journals. Retrieved 15 September 2017.CS1 maint: location (link)

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