March 24, 2014

Priority Ambulance and its CEO Bryan Gibson filed suit today in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina against Gary Poirier, a former employee of FirstMed, a company Bryan Gibson led briefly in 2013.

According to the lawsuit, Poirier is engaged in a smear campaign targeted against Gibson relating to Gibson’s tenure at FirstMed.  The smear campaign appears intended to malign Gibson’s character, but it is also threatens harm to Priority Ambulance’s growing business, according to the lawsuit.

Gibson served as the CEO of FirstMed for less than four months in 2013. With a team of experienced managers, Gibson tried to reverse FirstMed’s severe financial problems. Despite the efforts of Gibson and his team, FirstMed was forced to file for bankruptcy protection at the end of 2013. No FirstMed assets were retained by Gibson or his companies.

Gibson looks forward to vindicating his rights in the pending lawsuit and, if required, to take appropriate legal action against others engaged in similar misconduct.  “We will continue to actively monitor websites, blogs and social media and will take appropriate action when we find defamatory and libelous comments,” Gibson said. “The statements about me are outrageous and false.  With this lawsuit, I want to set the record straight and stop the illegal conduct.”

About Priority Ambulance

Based in Knoxville, Tenn., Priority Ambulance provides the highest level of clinical excellence in emergency and nonemergency medical care to the communities it serves. Throughout its national service area, more than 300 highly trained paramedics, EMTs and telecommunicators staff state-of-the-art ambulances with the latest medical equipment and technology.

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For more information,
Contact: Amanda Shell
Moxley Carmichael
(865) 544-0088