May 7, 2014

Medical transport company, Priority Ambulance, announced today the expansion of its services to Blount County with several familiar faces among its local leadership team.

“Priority Ambulance’s motto is, ‘Our community. Our priority.’ To that end, we have hired the most skilled, caring Blount County EMTs who share a passion for excellent care,” Priority Ambulance President and CEO Bryan Gibson said.

Priority Ambulance’s expansion will bring more than 20 jobs to the area. The Blount County office will house Mercedes-Benz ambulances, the best emergency vehicles on the road, equipped with the latest in lifesaving technology, including LIFEPAK cardiac monitoring devices. In Blount County, Priority Ambulance will offer nonemergency ambulance transport options, including basic life support, advanced life support and critical care transport.

Rob Webb

Rob Webb

Longtime Blount County resident Rob Webb will serve as Priority Ambulance’s vice president of Tennessee operations. Webb is currently completing his second term on the Blount County School Board. He has more than 27 years of experience in emergency medical services and, prior to joining Priority, Webb served as division general manager of Rural/Metro of East Tennessee. He was appointed by the governor to two terms on the Tennessee EMS Board.

“Our managers, paramedics and EMTs are residents of Blount County and are proud to protect the health and safety of their friends and neighbors,” Webb said. “We have the best equipment and the best team to provide the best care in Blount County. I’m proud to be able to provide my community with the highest level of medical transport available.”

Ron Parker will serve as director of operations for Blount County. Parker has nearly 30 years of experience in the emergency medical services field. He is a Blount County resident and was most recently market general manager and head of operations for Rural/Metro’s Blount County EMS operations.

Ron Parker

Ron Parker

Parker is a graduate of the 2010 class of Leadership Blount and serves on the Board of Directors for the Blount County Rescue Squad. He is a member of the Tennessee Region II EMS Directors Association, the Tennessee Region II Homeland Security Committee and a Tennessee EMS Ambulance Strike Team Leader.

Priority Ambulance’s Blount County office will be located at 131 Cherokee Heights Drive in Maryville. Priority Ambulance is the only national ambulance company headquartered in East Tennessee. To schedule a transport in Blount County, call 865-688-4999.

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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