Archive for 2016

Fresh & Furry Delivery: Cobb ER Patients get Stuffed Animals

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

South Cobb, Ga – The Austell location of PetSmart and its pet-loving customers know that animals have calming effects, even when they’re toys. The pet supply emporium teamed up with Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service to deliver smile-inducing stuffed animals to children in the pediatric emergency department at WellStar Cobb Hospital this holiday season.

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MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service – Integral Part of GEMHSA’s Evacuation Efforts

Friday, October 7th, 2016

October 7, 2016-Local ambulance provider, Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service, served an integral role in the ongoing evacuation efforts of patients along coastal Georgia in preparation of Hurricane Mathew.

Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service was activated on Monday by the Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency (GEMHSA). Staff reported to the GEMHSA Emergency Operations Center in Atlanta, GA to begin the process of coordinating EMS resources throughout the state to begin the pending evacuation effort. 

MetroAtlanta Ambulance CEO Pete Quinones stated, “Our team members have been working with other GEMHSA agency and other officials to prepare for this day and while we never hoped it would come, we are prepared to carry out the mission and have coordinated the movement of over 1,000 individuals with some type of medical or functional need.

MetroAtlanta Ambulance serves as the lead for the Transportation Management Group for State Operations Center in Atlanta, GA and provides staff for 24 hour on site coordination of efforts to assign transport resources to locations throughout the state requiring evacuation.

In addition, MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service has responded more than 10 ALS Ambulances and personnel to coastal Georgia to assist with the evacuation effort in preparation for Hurricane Mathew.

MetroAtlanta Ambulance Balances Accountability in a “Just Culture”

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Marietta, GA Sept 9, 2016 – MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service’s Manager of Safety and Risk Management, Elesa Sutton, became one of less than a thousand certified “Just Culture Champions” in the nation.  MetroAtlanta Ambulance introduced the concept of “Just Culture”, a system of shared accountability where organizations are accountable for the systems they design and for responding to the choices and behaviors of their employees in a fair and just manner. The hope of a Just Culture is that in providing an environment where staff can openly examine errors without fear of punishment, it will improve reporting of errors so that they can be avoided in the future.   Ms. Sutton, who has overseen implementation of the Just Culture at MetroAtlanta Ambulance, stated, “Operating in a Just Culture environment values our employees, how they feel about themselves and how they conduct themselves in the performance of their job. It is not about pointing fingers, but is about managing safety and predictable risk and finding solutions to concerns before they become an issue. It’s about staff members not being fearful of admitting to mistakes and taking ownership for their actions. I’m thankful MetroAtlanta Ambulance sent me to the Just Culture Champion certification training.  It is just another example of their commitment to creating a high quality-safe environment for everyone.”  

Color Me Free 5k, Kennesaw

Saturday, July 30th, 2016


Thursday, July 28th, 2016

July 28, 2016, Marietta, GA – Metro Atlanta Ambulance is using state of the art technology to help stabilize life threatening respiratory emergencies using portable video laryngoscopes.  The King Vision Video Laryngoscopes are used to assist paramedics in treating patients who have stopped breathing or are having difficulty. The technology allows paramedics to have a clear view when inserting a plastic tube into the patient’s mouth, through the vocal cords and into the trachea. The procedure allows the Paramedic to assist the patient with breathing or provide artificial breathing when the patient is having difficulty breathing on their own.  The King Vision Video Laryngoscopes have a small camera on the insertion end of the device that transmits video to a small screen on the handle.  The technology allows paramedic to have a clear view of the vocal cords when passing the tube through them, a very delicate procedure, and provides real time proof the tube has been properly inserted into the trachea and not into the esophagus.  Physician Medical Director Julio Lairet stated, “Intubations in the field environment are extremely difficult to begin with and the company’s commitment to invest in this state of the art technology to enhance patient outcomes is a real testament to the quality of services being delivered.”  Metro Atlanta Ambulance has been using the technology since 2014 and was one of the first ambulance services in Georgia put the device on all their ambulance units. The private, locally owned, Marietta based company provides 911 ambulance service to Cobb and Paulding Counties and inter hospital Advance Life Support and Critical Care Ambulance services to some of the largest and most respected healthcare systems in the state of Georgia. 

Kennesaw 5k, Kennesaw

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Snellville Fireworks, Gwinnett

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Acworth Fireworks, Acworth

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Marietta Fireworks, Marietta

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Hiram Fireworks, Hiram

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

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