ETMC division wins ambulance contract in northern California

Paramedics Plus, an ambulance division that is part of the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System, will become the new 911 emergency ambulance provider for Alameda County, California, which includes Oakland beginning November 1, 2011.

The contract will be for five years with the opportunity to renew through an extension through 2021. Paramedics Plus competed for this contract with the previous provider. The ambulance service will cover a population of 1.4 million residents of the bay area in Northern California. The ambulance service there currently has over 88,000 transports each year.

Paramedics Plus currently provides emergency services to Oklahoma residents of Tulsa and Oklahoma City; Pinellas County, Florida and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

"Our services have not only expanded geographically over the years but we also have constantly upgraded our ambulances with the latest advances in medical technology," according to Paramedics Plus President Tony Myers. "Recent additions include power stretchers, back-up cameras, IV warmers, climate-controlled drug boxes, LED lights on the outside of the units, the latest mobile data technology and radio systems and cardiac life support systems."