Advanced Medical Transport, the Martin Health System medical transportation service, received an "excellent" rating from the State of Florida Department of Health following an inspection on July 9. This rigorous inspection is performed every two years and examines records, contracts, and equipment and state mandated documents.
Of the 232 ambulance service providers in Florida, only 10 percent receive the excellent rating.
“This excellent rating is really a testament to the quality of services we provide,” said Steve Wolfberg, Martin Health’s Director of Emergency Management and Corporate Transportation. “We transport every individual as if they are a family member.”
Advanced Medical Transport operates 11 ambulances that transport patients to specialty hospitals throughout Florida, skilled nursing facilities or to special procedures within the hospital system. The ambulances are equipped with the latest in emergency medical service technology with communication links to the Martin Health System Emergency Department, Cardiac Catheterization Lab and the Frances Langford Heart Center. In the past year, these ambulances traveled more than 200,000 miles.
“Medical transportation is like the spokes to the wheel of Martin Health System,” said Wolfberg. “It’s essential for quality patient care.”
Advanced Medical Transport employs 61 emergency medical technicians and paramedics. “Our associates are clinically trained and qualified in many aspects of critical care,” Wolfberg said. “Their commitment to excellence is the reason we were rated so highly.”
Advanced Medical Transport (AMT) recently received an excellent rating from the Florida Department of Health. Representing AMT from left to right are: Eddie Szymczk, Operations Manager; Sharon Clifton, Lead Paramedic; Melissa Mckay, Office Coordinator; and Steve Wolfberg, Director of Emergency Management and Corporate Transportation