How Strategic Regional Organizations Increase EMS Efficiency
Forming a partnership with other EMS organizations in your region can improve the bottom line and provide better service to the community
By Christine Zalar, MA
Consolidations, mergers and acquisitions continue to hold value in today’s complex health care marketplace, often delivering favorable economies of scale, increased operational efficacy and improved financial results. At the same time, they usually result in a loss of identity and control for some of the parties involved – and no chief, CEO or board of directors happily cedes authority to another organization’s leadership. But there are ways EMS agencies and other medical transportation services can achieve similar benefits, maintain independence and provide a high level of service in the face of limited resources or increasing competition.