Archive for 2007

MetroAtlanta Ambulance Participates in Red Ribbon Week at Park Street Elementary School to Educate Kids about Drug and Alcohol Prevention

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

MetroAtlanta Ambulance partnered with Park Street Elementary School to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of children through a commitment to drug prevention and education.

Devan Seabaugh, Vice President with MetroAtlanta Ambulance stated, "These kids represent the future of America and it is everyone?s responsibility to ensure they fully understand the effects and consequences that using drugs and alcohol will have on their health, their lives and the lives of those around them. Drugs are readily available to kids these days and we hope by starting early and talking often with our kids about the consequences, that they will make good decisions and say no to drugs when the opportunity does arise."

MetroAtlanta Ambulance provided a box of Red Ribbon Week supplies including banners, water bottles, key chains, ribbons, bookmarks etc., to distribute to the kids throughout the week as ongoing reminders about what they?ve learned in regards to drug and alcohol prevention.

MetroAtlanta Ambulance is the 9-1-1 ambulance provider for Cobb County including the cities of Acworth, Kennesaw and Marietta. MetroAtlanta serves as a partner in education with Park Street Elementary through the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. For more information on how to become a partner in education go to www.cobbchamber.org

MetroAtlanta Ambulance Employees Allyson Shaffer and Leigh Dooley are reconized by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce during Cobb Public Safety Breakfast

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

MetroAtlanta Ambulance Employees Allyson Shaffer and Leigh Dooley are recognized by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce during the 2007 Cobb Public Safety Breakfast. The Cobb Chamber hosts a breakfast each September to honor and recognized the dedciated service of public safety employees in Cobb County. MetroAtlanta's Allyson Shaffer, Manager of Compliance and Quality Control along with Field Training Officer Leigh Dooley where among those recognized at the breakfast for their service above and beyond in the areas of CQI and EMS traiing and education.

MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service Receives National Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Marietta, GA – June 26, 2007–MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service in Marietta, Georgia has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) for its compliance with national standards of excellence. MetroAtlanta Ambulance service became the 136th ambulance service in the country to successfully complete the voluntary review process, which included completion of a comprehensive application and on-site review by national experts in emergency medical services (EMS). With this achievement, MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service becomes the first service in the Metro Atlanta area and one of three in the state of Georgia to receive this national accreditation.

The Commission is a non-profit organization, which was established to encourage and promote quality patient care in America's medical transportation system. The Commission's Board of Directors includes representatives of six national EMS-related organizations including the American Ambulance Association, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the National Association of Emergency Physicians, the National Association of EMT's, the National Association of State EMS Officials and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The primary focus of the Commission's standards is high-quality patient care. This is accomplished by establishing national standards which not only address the delivery of patient care, but also the ambulance service's total operation and its relationships with other agencies, the general public, and the medical community. The Commission's standards often exceed state or local licensing requirements.

Meredith Hellestrae, Executive Director of CAAS stated that the onsite reviewers found no deficiencies during their review of MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service and that the panel asked she bestow their special commendation for an outstanding achievement.

MetroAtlanta Ambulance's President and CEO stated, "six years ago we began our company with the vision to provide excellence in patient care and customer service to our patients and our community and we really viewed accreditation as another step towards that goal. Being recognized in 2006 by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce as the Business of the Year was a tremendous accomplishment for us and now for us to receive accreditation from CAAS really validates what we've been striving for as an organization. The commission standards represent the best of the best in our industry and everyone in the organization played a valuable role in our ability to meet these high standards. It's exciting to me as a business owner to receive the accreditation but I think our employees are just as excited if not more, to know they work for a company that is considered among the best in the EMS industry. Our achieving accreditation serves as another stimulus for our continual improvement and it brings us one step closer towards meeting our mission of providing service excellence to the communities we serve."

MetroAtlanta Ambulance is Georgia's designated 9-1-1-ambulance provider for North, Northwest, East, Northeast and parts of South unincorporated Cobb County including the cities of Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta and Smyrna. MetroAtlanta Ambulance also provides contract interfacility ambulance transportation to 14 metro Atlanta hospitals throughout Cobb, Fulton and Dekalb Counties.

MetroAtlanta Ambulance Vice President Devan Seabaugh is recognized by the Field Lewis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Society with the DAR Community Service Award

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

MetroAtlanta Ambulance Vice President Devan was recognized by the Field Lewis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Society with the DAR Community Service Award. The award is given each year to a member of the community in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the community through civic, benevolent, or heroic acts.

DAR member Joyce Hines stated, "DAR selected Mr. Seabaugh for his dedicated commitment to the Cobb community and for his tireless efforts in making our community a better place to work, live and play."

MetroAtlanta Ambualnce Vice President Devan Seabaugh named to serve on the Board of Directors for the Metro Atlanta YMCA

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

MetroAtlanta Ambualnce Vice President Devan Seabaugh was named to serve on the Board of Directors for the Metro Atlanta YMCA. Seabaugh along with Cobb County Commissoner Sam Olens, Facility Group Executive VP Donya Edlyer, Council for Quality Growth, President & CEO Michael Paris, Cousins Property and Land Division President, Bruce Smith are the newest members to join the board.

The Metro Atlanta YMCA operates more than 26 YMCA facilies/camps and youth sports programs throughout NW Georgia. The YMCA continues working to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

MetroAtlanta Ambulance President & CEO to serve on the Board of Directors for the MetroAtlanta Boys & Girls Club of Cobb County.

Friday, January 5th, 2007

Pete Quinones, President and CEO of MetroAtlanta Ambulance will serve on the Board of Directors for the Metro Atlanta Boys & Girls Club of Cobb County. The Cobb organization operates four clubs serving more than 3,000 youth in Cobb County. Cobb Boys & Girls Club Executive Director, David Carriker stated, "Pete brings a great deal of expertise and experience to our board and we are excited he has accepted our invitation to serve."

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