Baptist Priority Ambulance Receives Award for Exceptional Frontline Care

June 6, 2024

HUNTINGDON, TN (June 6, 2024) – The Children’s Emergency Care Alliance of Tennessee (CECATN) honored the Baptist Priority Ambulance emergency medical services team in Carroll County with the Star of Life award at the 16th annual Star of Life ceremony and award reception on May 2, 2024.

The ceremony included a presentation of the real-life patient scenarios and reunited EMS

caregivers with the individuals they treated.

“We are grateful to receive this recognition from the Children’s Emergency Care Alliance of

Tennessee,” said Ricky Stafford, paramedic and Baptist Priority Ambulance operations supervisor in Carroll County. “Our Baptist Priority Ambulance teams work skillfully and diligently with hospital emergency staff to respond quickly and save lives.”

The Priority Ambulance team received the award for its response to a vehicle collision in

December 2023. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, The Carroll County Rescue Squad and Baptist Priority Ambulance were dispatched to the scene where six passengers, some of whom required extensive removal from vehicles, were taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll County with varying levels of injuries. The EMS crews collaborated with Vanderbilt Life Flight 8 to transport several patients to Nashville while simultaneously stabilizing a patient who needed immediate care for head and facial injuries.

CECATN is a diverse group of physicians, medical providers, and representatives dedicated to comprehensive, family-centered pediatric emergency care, rehabilitation, and prevention services that sustain optimal health care for all children of Tennessee.

Baptist Priority Ambulance is the preferred ambulance provider for Baptist Memorial Health

Care-affiliated facilities. Also known as Baptist Ambulance, Baptist Priority Ambulance provides excellent clinical care with a highly trained staff and a fleet that is equipped with the latest in emergency medical technology. Baptist Ambulance serves Baptist Memorial hospitals and medical facilities in the greater Memphis area and Mississippi, West Tennessee and Arkansas.

About Baptist Ambulance

Baptist Ambulance began operations in 2017 in partnership with Baptist Memorial Health Care to provide the system’s facilities and communities with 9-1-1 services and interfacility transports. As a leading provider of innovative patient-centric healthcare, Baptist Ambulance serves more than 50,000 patients each year. It is supported by a staff of more than 450 EMTs, paramedics, dispatchers, and support staff. Since 2017, Baptist Ambulance has grown its partnership with Baptist Memorial Health Care and is proud to serve more than 12 counties across Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Baptist Ambulance is a proud member of the Priority Ambulance family of companies, the nation’s second-largest private medical transportation service.

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