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11.30.2017 -

The service is available to Cigna-HealthSpring customers whose benefit plan includes supplemental non-emergency medical transportation coverage through Access2Care. AMR is the parent company for Access2Care


Greenwood Village, Colo. — American Medical Response (AMR) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Kurtz Ambulance, Kurtz Paramedic Service, Guardian Critical Care Services, Kurtz Industrial Fire Service and Kurtz Municipal Dispatch. AMR is the nation’s leading provider of medical transportation. By purchasing Kurtz, AMR expands its capabilities in the areas of municipal fire staffing, industrial fire for oil refineries, large manufacturing facilities and EMS communications center staffing bringing further diversity to AMR’s service offerings.


The acquisition will provide an opportunity for AMR to expand into new markets and help clients achieve the goal of high-quality fire-suppression and medical transportation services along with an improved patient experience.


“This transaction will give us the financial and operational resources necessary to continue to grow and expand our services in the greater Chicago area and across the U.S.,” said Tom Vana, Kurtz Chief Executive Officer.


The company will continue to operate under the Kurtz Ambulance Service and Kurtz Industrial Fire Service names and brands but now as a member of the AMR family of companies. Additionally, the company will continue to be managed by the seasoned team of Tom Vana, Ed Matteson and Heidi Hermes.


Edward Van Horne, President and Chief Executive Officer of AMR, noted, “Kurtz Ambulance has a great history of service in the Chicago community and will be a great addition for us as we strengthen our commitment to provide safe, reliable medical transportation and new offerings to the communities we serve.”

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About American Medical Response

American Medical Response, Inc., America’s leading provider of medical transportation, provides services in 40 states and the District of Columbia. More than 28,000 AMR paramedics, EMTs, RNs and other professionals work together to transport more than 5 million patients nationwide each year in critical, emergency and non-emergency situations. AMR is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado. For more information about AMR, visit and follow @AMR_Social on Twitter.

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