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Medavie EMS Expands Health Care Reach

Company - Emergency Medical Care

October 21, 2016

Medavie EMS is once again expanding the scope of their services in Canada with the addition of quality health care advice and support through 811 to the list of the operations managed by their Nova Scotia based subsidiary Emergency Medical Care (EMC).

811 is a provincial health care service available in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island offering 24 hour, seven-days-a-week telecare service over the phone through a registered nurse (RN).

With a long history of providing pre-hospital care through EMC in Nova Scotia, and Island EMS in Prince Edward Island, Medavie EMS was the ideal candidate to assume responsibility of the telecare services. EMC has also been providing technical support to the program since launch in 2009, giving them a unique familiarity with the service.

“Medavie EMS has demonstrated success across the country with organizing health system assets through innovative models of care that help improve both the health of patients and the care systems they navigate,” said Erik Sande, President of Medavie EMS. “We saw this as a great opportunity to add to our existing business and partner with 811 to continue their work on improving health outcomes.”

EMC will assume full responsibility of 811 services on November 1, 2016.

For more information please see the official release from the Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness.

About Medavie
Medavie is an out-of-hospital health services company. We integrate benefits management, health management and health care delivery through two operating companies, Medavie Blue Cross and Medavie EMS. Together, with our more than 6,000 employees, we are committed to providing innovative solutions that will help build a healthy Canada. And from our perspective, this will require Canadians to think about health care differently.

Medavie EMS is the largest private provider of EMS management services in Canada and the largest provider of ambulance services in the state of Massachusetts. Medavie EMS has a long history of innovating in the field of Community Paramedicine and delivering Mobile Integrated Health Services. Our operations span ground and air ambulance services, medical communications, clinical training, and community health solutions.

Our commitment to a different kind of health care is further evidenced in the Medavie Health Foundation, where we channel 10 per cent of annual net income to improve the health of Canadians in the areas of child and youth mental health and type 2 diabetes.

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