Northeast Times

Ambulance company rolls into the Far NE

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EM­Star Am­bu­lance re­cently cel­eb­rated the grand open­ing of its 10,000-square-foot headquar­ters at 225 Gei­ger Road.

City Coun­cil­man Bri­an O’Neill (R-10th dist.) at­ten­ded the ce­re­mony. EM­Star was formerly based in Roxbor­ough.

“We al­ways wel­come new busi­nesses mov­ing to the Far North­east,” said O’Neill, adding that he hopes many of the em­ploy­ees de­cide to move closer to their new job site.

EM­Star wanted to re­main in Phil­adelphia, where it has op­er­ated for 25 years. It also wanted to be more con­veni­ently loc­ated for its 180 em­ploy­ees. And it wanted to bet­ter serve its 100-plus cli­ent hos­pit­als and in­sti­tu­tions.

Over the last year, the com­pany has in­ves­ted $2 mil­lion to mod­ern­ize its vehicle fleet and more than $500,000 to re­design and up­grade its new fa­cil­ity.

“In our busi­ness, you’re only as good as your last ride,” said CEO Joseph Zupnik. “Our new fa­cil­ity — with its cent­ral loc­a­tion, ad­vanced tech­no­lo­gic­al ca­pa­city and ideal lay­out — will help en­sure that each and every ride de­liv­ers ex­pert ser­vice to our cli­ent in­sti­tu­tions and high-qual­ity care to the pa­tients in our vehicles.”

Each year, EM­Star com­pletes more than 100,000 med­ic­al trans­ports, in­clud­ing wheel­chair vans, ba­sic and ad­vanced life sup­port am­bu­lances and 911 emer­gency re­sponses. ••

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