Login

Massachusetts Ambulance Association

News

  • August 10, 2016 10:51 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    For Immediate Release

    Contact
    Lindsey Sonn
    781-873-4339
    lsonn@cataldoambulance.com

    Somerville, MA – August 10, 2016 - Cataldo Ambulance Service is pleased to announce the recent renewal of the exclusive contract to provide emergency ambulance services to the City of Waltham. The contract was signed to renew as of March 15, 2016.

    Cataldo Ambulance has been providing ALS and BLS coverage for Waltham since February 2013. As agreed upon by both parties, Cataldo Ambulance will also continue to provide coverage and support for various community events and details. Ambulance coverage will also be on standby at all working fires.

    Cataldo Ambulance Service, and its division Atlantic Ambulance Service, are committed to developing strong, long term relationships with the facilities, communities and patients served.  The success is based on personal commitment, honesty, integrity and quality service.

    Cataldo Ambulance Service

    Cataldo Ambulance Service, and Atlantic Ambulance Service(a division of Cataldo Ambulance Service), currently provide 911 responses for 16 municipalities, hospitals and numerous private contracts from 19 base locations throughout Massachusetts covering Greater Boston and the North Shore.  They are also a leading private provider of Emergency Medical Transportation in the Commonwealth.  The Atlantic Ambulance Service Division is the primary entity that responds to communities in the northern most region of the Cataldo Ambulance Service operating area.

    ##


  • August 01, 2016 10:13 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    For Immediate Release

    Contact
    Lindsey Sonn
    781-873-4339
    lsonn@cataldoambulance.com

    Somerville, MA – August 1, 2016 - Cataldo Ambulance Service is pleased to announce the recent renewal of the exclusive contract to provide emergency ambulance services to the City of Chelsea. The contract, signed to renew as of July 1, 2016, is for a period of one year.

    Cataldo Ambulance has been providing ALS and BLS coverage for Chelsea since July 1983. As agreed upon by both parties, Cataldo Ambulance will also continue to provide coverage and support for various community events and details. Ambulance coverage will also be on standby at all working fires.

    Cataldo Ambulance Service, and its division Atlantic Ambulance Service, are committed to developing strong, long term relationships with the facilities, communities and patients served. The success is based on personal commitment, honesty, integrity and quality service.

    Cataldo Ambulance Service

    Cataldo Ambulance Service, and Atlantic Ambulance Service (a division of Cataldo Ambulance Service), currently provide 911 responses for 16 municipalities, hospitals and numerous private contracts from 19 base locations throughout Massachusetts covering Greater Boston and the North Shore. They are also a leading private provider of Emergency Medical Transportation in the Commonwealth. The Atlantic Ambulance Service Division is the primary entity that responds to communities in the northern most region of the Cataldo Ambulance Service operating area.

    ##


  • July 19, 2016 7:39 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    At a recent MAA membership meeting, ambulance services were introduced to the Home Base Program, an innovative program serving veterans and their families.

    Saturday, July 23 marks the 7th Annual Run to Home Base at Fenway Park. The Run to Home Base connects the Veteran community to the people of New England, while raising awareness of the Invisible Wounds of War. Up to 2,500 runners and walkers and approximately 8,000 friends and family members will cheer on participants from the stands at Fenway. 

    The Park will open to all visitors at 5:30am and the Opening Ceremonies begin at 7:10am. The day also includes the Fan Experience Zone with trophies, Red Sox Legends, Wally the Green Monster; the Military Appreciation area with the assembly of 800 care packages taking place; and other free family-fun activities.

    Visit www.runtohomebase.org for more information! We hope to see you there.

    Questions? 

    Please contact

    Leslie S. Feinberg
    Project Manager
    Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program
    office 617.724.5335
    lsfeinberg@mgh.harvard.edu
    www.homebaseprogram.org


  • July 14, 2016 10:57 PM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    Did you miss the July 13 MAA membership meeting? Catch up on what you missed by listening to the recorded session or reading draft minutes!

    Members, login to the Meeting Archive page to get started!

    Not yet a member of the Massachusetts Ambulance Association? Join today to become part of a thriving community of professionals dedicated to solving the toughest problems facing the ambulance industry.

  • July 14, 2016 2:01 PM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    The Massachusetts Bureau of Heath Care Safety and Quality is seeking a new Director of the Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS). To submit yourself for consideration, please apply  http://tinyurl.com/MDPHDirOEMS before July 27, 2016.

  • July 13, 2016 7:48 PM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    QUINCY, MA, ISSUED JULY 13, 2016…Fallon Ambulance Service (www.fallonambulance.com) employees have pledged their support to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s #StateWithoutStigMA campaign which seeks to end the stigma of addiction in communities.

    According the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s website on the topic, “The stigma of drug misuse keeps people from seeking treatment. Words like “junkie,” “addict” and “druggie” can hurt, damaging self-image and standing in the way of recovery. Addiction is not a choice. It’s a chronic disease similar to diabetes, heart disease and arthritis.”

    In support of the program all of Fallon’s personnel have signed pledge cards and will run the program for the next four weeks educating people about the stigma of addiction and mental health. Fallon Ambulance is believed to be the first ambulance service in the Commonwealth to publicly endorse and support #StateWithoutStigMA.

    In supporting #StateWithoutStigma Fallon’s employees state that they understand that addiction is not a choice-- it’s a disease. They pledge to join the movement against stigma by embracing those in need and showing compassion in how they think about, talk about, and treat people who struggle with addiction – empowering them to seek treatment and a successful recovery.

    “In line with the company’s near 100-year old history of people helping people, supporting this campaign serves as a natural extension of Fallon as a community of concerned citizens,” said Peter Racicot, Senior Vice President at Fallon Ambulance.

    People who struggle with addictions to prescription painkillers and heroin (known as opioids) face a wide range of stigmas. A stigma is a mark of disgrace that sets a person or a group apart. When people are labeled primarily because of their addiction, they are being negatively stereotyped. Biased, hurtful words, attitudes and behavior represent prejudices against people with substance use disorder, and often lead to their discrimination and social exclusion.

    Stigmas can also create physical and mental barriers for people with addiction to seeking treatment.

     “As First Responders our Paramedics and EMTs are on the front lines of this crisis in our communities,” said Christine M. Hamilton, RN, EMT, Director of Risk Management and campaign champion at Fallon Ambulance. “Our men and women see first-hand the damage that addiction has done to families and individuals in our community. We are proud to educate and support the community and to treat people as people, with respect and dignity, as is our ongoing philosophy.”

     

    About Fallon Ambulance

    Fallon Ambulance Service was founded in 1923 by James R. Fallon, Sr. Mr. Fallon’s son, James R. (Ray) Fallon, Jr., served as President and owner from 1974 until 2000. Today, Timothy J. Fallon, grandson to the founder, serves as CEO.  Tim’s sister Kathleen Mackie, step brothers, Peter Racicot, Senior Vice President and Normand Racicot, Vice President, also represent the third generation of this family business. And a fourth generation represented by 7 great grandchildren of the founder is working in various capacities in the organization. Fallon Ambulance is the largest privately owned and operated ambulance service in the Northeast. Fallon Ambulance employs more than 600 personnel, operates more than 150 vehicles and responds to over 160,000 emergency and non-emergency calls per year.  Fallon Ambulance is the 9-1-1 provider for the municipalities of Milton, Brookline, Weymouth, and Dedham and provides primary backup to Boston and Randolph. Fallon Ambulance Service additionally provides medical transportation for a number of area medical facilities including nursing homes, hospitals, and HMOs throughout Greater Boston, the South Shore and Metro West region. It is headquartered at 111-115 Brook Road, Quincy, MA and operates satellite offices throughout its coverage area. Fallon Ambulance Service has been recognized many times by various business and community organizations for its exceptional service.  For additional information about Fallon Ambulance Services or programs that the company offers, contact Peter Racicot, Senior Vice President, at (617) 745-2117 or visit www.fallonambulance.com.

     

    Jim Farrell

    PR First

    2048 Washington Street Suite 1

    Hanover, MA 02339

    781-681-6616

    Cell: 617-429-7990

    Twitter: @jimprfirst

     


  • July 07, 2016 10:10 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    Somerville, MA – July 7, 2016 - Cataldo Ambulance Service is pleased to announce the recent renewal of the contract to provide exclusive back-up coverage of Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance services to the City of Melrose. The contract renewal, which began July 1st 2016, is for a period of two years.

    As agreed upon by both parties, Cataldo Ambulance will also continue to provide coverage and support for various community events. Since July 2008, Cataldo Ambulance Service has been involved in emergency medical services coverage for the City of Melrose. With several base locations surrounding Melrose, Cataldo Ambulance is well-equipped to handle the continued requests for back-up ALS and BLS responses within the City.

    Cataldo Ambulance has a proven track record of clinical excellence and thirty-nine years of experience in providing emergency medical services in the Greater Boston and North Shore areas of Massachusetts.

    Cataldo Ambulance Service

    Cataldo Ambulance Service, and Atlantic Ambulance Service(a division of Cataldo Ambulance Service), currently provide 911 responses for 16 municipalities, hospitals and numerous private contracts from 19 base locations throughout Massachusetts covering Greater Boston and the North Shore. They are also a leading private provider of Emergency Medical Transportation in the Commonwealth. The Atlantic Ambulance Service Division is the primary entity that responds to communities in the northern most region of the Cataldo Ambulance Service operating area.

    Contact:

    Lindsey Sonn
    781-873-4339
    lsonn@cataldoambulance.com



  • July 05, 2016 8:57 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    Somerville, MA – July 5, 2016 - Cataldo Ambulance Service is pleased to announce the recent renewal of the exclusive contract with Atlantic Ambulance Service, a Division of Cataldo Ambulance Service to provide medical transportation services to Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, MA. The term of the contract began on July 1, 2016 and will remain in effect for a period of three years.

    In November 2012, Atlantic Ambulance began operations in The City of Newburyport and the surrounding communities of Salisbury and West Newbury. Since that time, Atlantic Ambulance has assumed the responsibility of providing all frontline EMS ambulance services to each of the three communities. Atlantic Ambulance is pleased to continue to work in conjunction with Anna Jaques Hospital, as their Exclusive Medical Transportation provider.

    Atlantic has a proven track record of clinical excellence and a strong expertise in working with large, well-renowned medical institutions throughout Massachusetts. Vice President, Dennis Cataldo stated, "Everyone at our company is thrilled to be continuing our relationship with the Anna Jaques Hospital. We truly enjoy the outstanding working relationship that exists between the many staff members of our organizations. Together we are dedicated to providing exceptional services to every patient we serve".

    Cataldo Ambulance Service greatly values the hard work, dedication and compassionate care that is delivered by their employees to the patients and visitors of Anna Jaques Hospital.  


    Anna Jaques Hospital

    On May 7, 1884 the first patient was admitted to Anna Jaques Hospital. By 1901 the hospital's original building had become inadequate. Plans began to take shape and three years later in 1904 the Georgian Revival building that stands to this day was opened at 25 Highland Avenue in Newburyport. That "new" hospital remains the centerpiece, and proud historic front, of Anna Jaques Hospital today. Although many hospital expansions, and an attractive neighborhood, have grown up around the hospital, the original building stands as a testament to one woman's, and one physician's, commitment to the community and its needs.

    Cataldo Ambulance Service

    Cataldo Ambulance Service, and Atlantic Ambulance Service(a division of Cataldo Ambulance Service), currently provide 911 responses for 16 municipalities, hospitals and numerous private contracts from 19 base locations throughout Massachusetts covering Greater Boston and the North Shore.  They are also a leading private provider of Emergency Medical Transportation in the Commonwealth.  The Atlantic Ambulance Service Division is the primary entity that responds to communities in the northern most region of the Cataldo Ambulance Service operating area.

    ##

  • June 20, 2016 1:57 PM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    Today, P. Sean Tyler, Secretary of the Massachusetts Ambulance Association, reviewed program changes to MassHealth regarding medical necessity documentation for all types of non-emergency medical transportation. He also led a lively discussion around operationalizing the changes for both ambulance and wheelchair transportation service.

    MAA members, visit the Reimbursement & Billing page to launch the on-demand recording!

    (Not yet an MAA member organization? Join online today.)

  • June 20, 2016 9:21 AM | Amanda Riordan (Administrator)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CONTACT: Jim Farrell, PR First, 781-681-6616jfarrell@prfirst.com

    DARTMOUTH, MA, ISSUED June 20, 2016…Stat Ambulance Service has been awarded an extension of their municipal 9-1-1 contract with the Town of Dartmouth for another five years.

    Mark Haskell, President of Corporate Affairs and Government Relations for Stat/Southcoast EMS, said that the company has been the contracted 9-1-1 responder for the Town for more than 30 years. The contract with the Town existed before the company transitioned ownership to Carol Mansfield of Mattapoisett, making it the first female-owned ambulance firm in the state. With this contact, Stat will have served the Town of Dartmouth for 40 years.

    Carol Mansfield, CEO of Stat Ambulance, said, “We value the relationship we have with Dartmouth and are looking forward to another five years of providing 911 service to the town.”

    Ms. Mansfield’s tenure in the ambulance industry began in 1987 when she purchased Stat Ambulance. In 2008 she founded Southcoast EMS, which expanded their territory to include 9-1-1 backup for Fall River and New Bedford, and multiple nursing homes in the area. In 2012 she purchased Coastline Ambulance in East Providence. This acquisition doubled the size of the company.  Also in 2012, Stat launched Stat Emergency Medical Training which provides EMT training to local area residents. In 2015 she purchased New England Emergency Medical Training Center in East Providence.  NEEMT prepares individuals for the EMT & Paramedic exams.

    About Stat/Southcoast/Coastline EMS/Stat Emergency Training/New England Emergency Medical Training

    Together the firms employ over 250 local residents, and operate more than 60 ambulances, 30 wheelchair vans, 8 medical livery vehicles and two fleet service vehicles. All companies set  high standards in the recruitment and training of their Paramedics, EMTs and medical livery drivers. Corporate headquarters are located at 360 Faunce Corner Road, North Dartmouth, MA. The companies run buses in New Bedford, Fall River, Newport, RI, East Providence, Warwick and Smithfield, RI. For additional information please contact Mark Haskell, President of Corporate Affairs and Government Relations at 401-434-3120, or visit www.southcoastems.com