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National EMS Week: Beyond the Call

The theme of the 45th annual National EMS Week, running from May 19 through 25, is Beyond the Call. EMS is about excellent patient care, but it is also about much more. There is so much that happens beyond the sacrifice and care of responding to calls for help. Volunteering in their spare time, organizing [...]

By |May 24th, 2019|Community, EVENTS Fwd, Personnel, Recognition|0 Comments

Life-saving surprise: Century EMT unknowingly delivers heart to uncle

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Jacksonville EMT made a life-saving delivery on Thursday. It's part of his job to take people to the hospital, but this trip to the hospital was anything but routine. Teddy Ross works at Century Ambulance. On Thursday, he was paged to the airport to pick up an organ and transport it [...]

By |April 25th, 2019|BRAVO! Fwd, Community, Patient Care, Personnel|0 Comments

Lifesavers! Man thanks first responders after near-death experience

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. - A man who survived a heart attack met up with the first responders in Columbia County who helped save his life to say thanks during a ceremony on Tuesday. Bill Lipthrott and his wife, Kim Lipthrott, are celebrating his near-full recovery after he had a heart attack Feb. 26. At 5:40 [...]

By |April 24th, 2019|BRAVO! Fwd, Community, Patient Care, Personnel|0 Comments

All-Hazards Disaster Response Focus at Century Ambulance Service

Century Ambulance recently selected Leigh Cowan to join our team as a Special Projects Manager, responsible for leading our expansion into Pasco County and West Florida. Leigh was featured in the April 2019 issue of South Florida Hospital News & Healthcare Report, highlighting her important role as the lead of Century Ambulance’s Disaster Response Team. [...]

By |April 4th, 2019|Community, HIRING Fwd, Personnel, Recognition|0 Comments

Century Ambulance Service and Columbia County Fire Rescue donate funds for Breast Cancer Awareness

On Feb. 21, 2019, the Suwannee River Breast Cancer Awareness Association received a $1,982.57 donation from Century Ambulance Service and the Columbia County Fire Rescue Department. The funds were made possible through the generosity of the emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters and others in the community who purchased special edition t-shirts in support of breast [...]

By |February 26th, 2019|Charity, Community, COMMUNITY Fwd|0 Comments

New technology connects doctors with stroke patients while in ambulance

The new mobile "telestroke" program allows doctors to perform a stroke evaluation via video chat ahead of an ambulance. Every minute matters when someone has a stroke. New technology in Northeast Florida is cutting down response time by connecting doctors with patients before the ambulance ever arrives at the hospital. “Stroke is extremely common,” Dr. [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|Community, Patient Care, Technology, TECHNOLOGY Fwd|0 Comments

Century Ambulance hiring push signals ongoing commitment to Bay County

Despite its devastating impact, Hurricane Michael couldn’t knock out Century Ambulance’s operations in Bay County, Florida, where the ambulance transport provider remains hard at work as the region recovers. Now Century Ambulance is looking to infuse its operations with a hiring push that will bring in ambulance drivers, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics for [...]

By |November 2nd, 2018|Community, HIRING Fwd, Personnel|0 Comments

GM Update: On the ground with Century Ambulance’s heroes in Panama City

On Monday and Tuesday, I was able to visit with our crews in Panama City and witness the devastation that was brought down on this community by Hurricane Michael. It’s surreal seeing a beautiful community in ruins. The entire region has been turned on its head. What motivated me was the spirit of the people [...]

By |October 17th, 2018|Community, COMMUNITY Fwd, Personnel, Recognition|0 Comments

VIDEO: EMS Week 2018

Century Ambulance wishes a happy EMS Week to everyone on its team and throughout the EMS community. Your tireless efforts to help others, ensuring their health and safety sets a wonderful example any EMS professional would be proud of. Thank you for everything you do for Century Ambulance, our patients and our healthcare partners! Please [...]

By |May 22nd, 2018|Community, Personnel, Recognition|0 Comments

Lake City crew pulls over, helps patient deliver healthy baby

Century Ambulance crews race to emergencies across Columbia County daily, saving cardiac arrest victims, applying splints to broken bones, and safely leading the community through natural disasters. Early in 2018, however, one Century crew’s remarkable story centered not around injury or accident, but around a new life. Dr. Christine Swenton presents Amanda Slater with [...]

By |April 12th, 2018|Community, Patient Care, Personnel, Recognition|0 Comments