Rick Fields selected as new General Manager of PRN Ambulance

PRN Ambulance has hired a new General Manager, selecting Rick Fields for the position based at company headquarters in North Hills. Rick brings more than three decades of transportation and logistics expertise to the role. An award-winning logistics executive, Rick has traveled the world as a leadership coach, offering training programs in Europe, Asia and the Americas. He also holds numerous certifications including The Institute for Motivational Living’s Certified Behavioral Consultant designation. Rick arrives at PRN after serving most recently as an Operations Director for Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and, prior to that, as Vice President Operations at Morrison Express Corporation. He has held numerous integral positions at both Hellmann and DHL, among many other professional stops throughout his career. Meanwhile, Vickie Tatloyan transitions from GM to a new role focused on better pre-billing practices at PRN and its sister companies as well as assisting all departments in developing a better workflow. Vickie’s new role will allow her to focus on regional and national level strategies to optimize our pre-bill systems throughout the Covalent Health organization. Welcome to the PRN team, Rick, and congratulations on your new role,...

Critical care crew praised for transport to neuro-intervention

A PRN Ambulance critical care transport crew received praise from a stroke program coordinator at Adventist Health Glendale following a recent transport, starting 2018 on a high note. Joseph Villegas, Nicholas Auringer and Vahe Nazarian transported an emergent ischemic stroke patient from Methodist Hospital in Arcadia to Adventist Health Glendale for emergency neuro-intervention. Shortly after, an Adventist Health Glendale  Stroke Program Coordinator reached out to PRN Ambulance Director of Clinical Programs, Ian Wilson, RN, MICN to thank the incredible PRN Ambulance crew for their efficient and effective work: “I would like to recognize the excellent CCT crew (Joseph, Vahe and Nick) today that brought in a code 3 from Arcadia Methodist Hospital for a 33-year old patient with an LVO (large vessel occlusion) stroke. Their “on scene” time was less than 15 minutes and transport time less than 20 minutes, which will attribute to this patient’s recovery.  Your team showed utmost professionalism and genuine care for the patient they serve. As the team was leaving the hospital, they made their way to the waiting room to speak to the family and I overheard them say, “we are praying for him to get better”. It was so heartwarming to see the caring and kindness demonstrated by your team. The crew was able to observe some of the procedure, but left before I could share with them the results and also the clot that was removed – it was about 12 cm long – a record for us! Please send them the updates and thank them from us. As much as you hear from me about the opportunities on how we could...

Looking for a new role in EMS? Visit a PRN open house in 2018!

PRN Ambulance has a trio of open houses planned for early in the new year, with its first of the new year scheduled for Friday, Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at its company headquarters in the Los Angeles community of North Hills. A second is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PRN’s Orange County station in Stanton. February kicks off with an open house on Thursday, Feb. 1 at the Carson station from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Prospective team members are encouraged to attend prepared for an interview because we’re offering them on the spot! PRN is currently hiring EMTs, paramedics and CCT RNs as well as numerous positions outside the ambulance, such as dispatcher, transport coordinator and vehicle service technician. Some positions include a sign-on bonus as well! Check the flyers below for all the details, and contact Recruiter Sam Zito at szito@prnambulance.com or 747.239.8481 if you have any questions. For more information about current job openings, visit https://prnambulance.candidatecare.jobs any time. North Hills Open House, Jan. 12: Stanton Open House, Jan. 18: Carson Open House, Feb....

PRN Ambulance gathers and donates gifts from under its Angel Trees

PRN Ambulance continued its annual tradition of giving back for the holidays, gathering and donating gifts through The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. An Angel Tree was placed at each PRN location in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, under which PRN team members donated gifts to fulfill the holiday wishes of families without the resources to provide gifts due to medical issues, unemployment, homelessness, medical issues or other difficult circumstances. Shortly before Christmas, PRN team members loaded a van full of gifts for delivery to The Salvation Army of Southern California and the families in need, and PRN couldn’t be more proud of all who helped with donations throughout the holiday season!...

Bonus opportunities as high as $3,000 for new PRN hires

PRN Ambulance continues to offer a number of bonus opportunities reaching as high as $3,000 to end 2017. This means you could give your EMS career a boost and get a sign-on bonus to boot! Meanwhile, current PRN team members can take advantage of a referral bonus opportunity that could net $250 per referral. Through December 31, full-time paramedics hired in Los Angeles can get bonuses up to $3,000 while full-time EMT or paramedic hires in L.A. or Orange County can get bonuses up to $2,000. Visit our careers website to learn more about current job openings and to...

Four earn promotions to manager, supervisor positions at PRN

PRN Ambulance has recently promoted four of its team members to new positions with the company. Bradford Adkins, Daniel Rowse, Jessie Celis and Eric Lundberg each moved into a management or supervisory role, receiving their much-deserved promotions after years of service to PRN and emergency medical services. Bradford Adkins, Operations Manager: Bradford Adkins earned a promotion to Operations Manager for PRN Ambulance, moving to the position from his role as PRN’s Station Manager in Glendale. Brad came to PRN in January 2016 with nearly three decades of EMS experience and his first role with the company was as an EMT. Brad has held numerous managerial positions in EMS, which has been invaluable to PRN operations. His accomplishments over the years include exemplary clinical performance reviews, commendations from several political constituents, and a Medal of Valor in 2014 for his teamwork, training and bravery exhibited during an active shooter incident. For more than a decade, Brad has also given back to the community in his free time, volunteering as an EMT Sheriff Air Medic. Daniel Rowse, Field Manager: PRN Ambulance promoted Daniel Rowse to a Field Manager position. An EMT for the past 15 years, Daniel joined PRN in April 2008 and his since earned roles as Field Training Officer and Officer of the Day. In addition to serving at PRN for nearly a decade, Daniel has served as a Clinical EMT Instructor as well as a Volunteer Instructor for the American Red Cross teaching classes on CPR and first aid. Jessie Celis, Training Supervisor: PRN Ambulance selected its newest Training Supervisor, naming Jessie Celis to the integral Training Department...

Covalent Health gets a new look to close out the year in style

Covalent Health was created to serve as a national brand offering products and services independently as well as through PRN Ambulance. It is a new way we can market our products and services to customers who may not require the transportation piece of our service or might view us as just an ambulance company. Now we’re making some tweaks to Covalent Health branding, updating the colors, logo and marketing to best fit the product, appeal to customers and get our message across. This makes it a perfect time to reintroduce the brand to you. As a key part of our strategic growth, it is important that everyone on our team knows about Covalent Health, a provider of innovative logistics solutions to hospitals, payors, physicians and health systems. Offering services via Covalent Health allows us to be in more places with more healthcare partners. What does Covalent Health offer? Online ordering, transfer center services, telehealth, transport coordination, transitional care management and more. Sound familiar? Covalent Health allows us to grow business in exciting new ways by offering tools and services we develop and use at PRN Ambulance to a wider range of customers. Be on the lookout for more information about Covalent Health tools, services and customers coming your way...

Seven crew members earn PRN Employee of the Month honors

PRN Ambulance recently announced its Employees of the Month for September, naming seven crew members as honorees across the company’s five stations in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Congratulations to all and thank you so much for your dedication to patients, healthcare partners and PRN Ambulance! Carson Station: Lani Allenegui & Michael Armenta   East Los Angeles Station: Hrag Hajian   Glendale Station: William Jeong   North Hills Station: Harrison Oken & Rodrigo Rebollo Andino   Stanton Station: Eric...

Josh Parker receives promotion to Director of Training & Safety

PRN Ambulance has completed a key promotion, appointing Josh Parker to the newly defined position of Director of Training & Safety. In his new role with PRN, Josh is responsible for risk and safety measures throughout the company while also overseeing the Training Department. Josh’s much-deserved promotion to his first directorial position comes after he spent almost two years as PRN’s Training Manager, which is the position that brought Josh to the company early in 2016. Still at the forefront of PRN’s ongoing training efforts, Josh also provides leadership for essential aspects of operations including ambulance and station safety, claim management, continuing education and much more. In a decade as an emergency medical services professional, Josh has gained valuable insights to the EMS and healthcare fields as an EMT, Paramedic, Field Training Officer, Field Supervisor and EMT Instructor in Los Angeles County. He is certified as an American Heart Association Instructor in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support, and is a certified Federal Emergency Medical Services Instructor. Congratulations, Josh, we’re excited to see you grow into a new role at...

PRN hires new Director of Operations from sister company ProTransport-1

PRN Ambulance has a new Director of Operations after selecting Matt Condie for the integral leadership position. Matt transitions to PRN from its sister company in Northern California, ProTransport-1, where he most recently served as the company’s San Francisco and Alameda County Operations Manager. “Matt is a proven leader with a customer service focus and years of experience leading ambulance operations in high-volume, urban regions,” PRN General Manager Victoria Tatloyan said. “We’re excited to enhance our operations leadership with the addition of an EMS professional from within the larger PRN family.” A go-to resource within ProTransport-1 field operations leadership for the past three years, Matt works closely with the company’s Operations, ComCenter and Administration Departments to ensure safety and efficiency throughout PRN. Matt arrived at ProTransport-1 as an EMT working from the company’s Oakland station and steadily expanded his role at the company while continuing to provide excellent patient care. In six years at ProTransport-1, Matt progressed through the ranks of field leadership, fulfilling roles including Business Development EMT, Station Safety Officer and Station Supervisor prior to becoming San Francisco and Alameda County Operations Manager. Matt also earned an A.S. in Fire Science Technology at Las Positas...

Stellar crew draws high praise from Kaiser Los Angeles care liaison

PRN Ambulance and the crew of George Campbell and Steven De Caro were recently presented with a unique and challenging opportunity by Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center to transport a patient home for hospice care. Though the transport was difficult due to the patient’s quickly declining health as well as the apparent emotional toll the situation took on his family, the compassionate PRN crew drew nothing but praise from all involved, as evidenced by the following letter sent to PRN by a hospital care liaison at Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center: “I wanted to send an email of praise regarding your crew that came to Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center early this afternoon to help with a VERY emotionally difficult situation. We had a 57-year-old male with End Stage Cardiomyopathy who was given a prognosis of ‘days’ to live. This man’s dying wish was to be on hospice and at home when he took his final breath. Hemodynamically, this man was VERY unstable; [systolic blood pressure] sat in the low 80s ON a LevoPhed infusion. “When the crew arrived, I met them at the door, as I knew that I needed to speak with them before they met with the patient and family. After a couple-minute briefing, the family started to come out of the room. Your EMT-P, George Campbell, IMMEDIATELY [showed] appropriate command and control of the scene. “This scene was not an auto accident on the 405 freeway. This scene was an ICU, with a dying man of a mere 57 years of age, grieving family members who wanted nothing more than to see their loved one...

Unique transport exemplifies PRN’s compassion and capabilities

Exhibiting the compassionate care and unmatched customer service that is the trademark of PRN Ambulance, a diverse team of PRN professionals recently banded together to successfully transport a uniquely sensitive patient. From start to finish, the event exemplified PRN’s ability to couple comprehensive transport coordination with efficient patient care on short notice. Fielding a wide range of transport requests is nothing new to PRN. As the leading interfacility transport specialist in Los Angeles, PRN knows that transport requests vary from the routine Basic Life Support trip scheduled well in advance to the same-day request to transport a high-acuity patient. In this case, the transport request was communicated directly to PRN Critical Care Manager Ian Wilson by the hospital’s director of case management during an in-person meeting, a sure sign of the transport’s critical nature. “We setup the call to be assigned to a hand-picked team of a CCT RN, EMTs and a station manager,” Wilson said. “This was a wait-and-return call for a lengthy procedure, and the patient required IV morphine to be administered every 5-to-10 minutes.” The 38-year-old patient’s undiagnosed condition required intensive pain control, gentle handling and an extremely cool environment. The PRN team spent nearly six hours attending to the female patient’s care requirements at two hospital locations as well as on the ambulance – not the easiest space in which to keep an ultra-sensitive patient comfortable. “I was able to meet the patient and her husband personally, and to obtain a quick overview of what special care the patient would need during the transport,” added Wilson. “Our team was able to successfully manage the patient’s...

Art McDonald Scholarship Recipients Announced!

PRN’s Emily Besch was among this year’s winners to receive the esteemed, annual Art McDonald Educational Scholarship. Each applicant was asked to write an essay, detailing their aspirations to excel in the field of healthcare. Emily is a dedicated caregiver and it is her dream to become an RN in the near future. This is the first time the coveted scholarships were opened up nationwide, calling to a crowd of applicants from ProTransport-1, PRN Ambulance, Century Ambulance Service, ATS Ambulance and Priority One Ambulance. Here is the entire list of 2016 scholarship winners: ProTransport-1: Jordan Lippincott, future MD Century: Deanna Moore, future RN ATS/Priority One: Kathryn Peterson, future Neurologist PRN: Emily Besch, future RN The Art McDonald Educational Scholarship was first started years ago as a means to respect those truly motivated enough to seek higher levels of education in healthcare, the same way the late Art McDonald did. Art’s legacy lives on, not only through the recipients, but through the actions of all who perform selfless acts of kindness toward those in...

PRN business development team grows by two savvy professionals

Customer service is essential to the success of PRN Ambulance and has been from the start. In addition to the personal touch provided by crew members in the field, the business development team is an invaluable asset to PRN and the healthcare facilities we serve. Bob Buslik and Edward Opulencia recently joined the BD team as Account Executives, each arriving with more than a decade of experience serving the healthcare industry in various roles. Bob’s professional healthcare experience began with roles in healthcare information systems and continued when he transitioned to the ambulance market in 2011. Bob has helped optimize operations and strategic account management in highly competitive markets, excelling as a specialist in business development. Most recently, Bob served as Vice President of Business Devlopment for MedResponse, Inc. after spending four years as Director of Business Development and Public Relations for Elite Ambulance, which was his first ambulance industry role. Bob earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management from Trinity University and an Associate of Arts in Health Science and Administration from California State University, Northridge. Edward got his start in the healthcare community as a Certified Nurse Assistant at Alamitos Belmont Rehabilitation Hospital and has since stayed on the healthcare and EMS path. He joined Pacific Ambulance in 2005 and spent seven years fulfilling numerous roles including EMT and Operations Supervisor. Additionally, Edward has spent time in Admission and Marketing for Crystal Cove Care Center, Business Development Manager at Lifeline Ambulance, and Emergency Care Technician at Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center, among other roles. In addition to his numerous medical certifications, Edward has a Bachelor of Science in...

Alicia Foggmen, Bradford Adkins promoted to Station Manager roles

PRN Ambulance has strengthened its operational leadership in the field with the dual promotions of Alicia Foggmen and Bradford Adkins to Station Manager roles in Carson and Glendale, respectively. Alicia rises to the managerial role from a number of years in the PRN ComCenter while Bradford has served most recently as a PRN EMT. Each has a bounty of EMS experience. Alicia is an EMS veteran of more than 10 years who found a home in PRN when she joined the company as a Call Taker in 2010. She eventually earned promotions to Lead Dispatcher and Communications Training Officer, where she trained potential ComCenter candidates and other communication personnel. An avowed patient advocate, Alicia was driven to help those in need after witnessing the tragic death of a family member; she knew she wanted to be a paramedic from that moment forward. Soon after receiving her EMT certification in 2005, Alicia began working in Arizona’s 911 system. She experienced both rural and urban EMS, responding with lights and sirens to calls so rural that her crew would be the only resource available systemwide to respond to many patient emergencies. Alicia gained a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience by completing a paramedic certification program in 2008 while still in Arizona. Upon returning to Southern California, she continued in the EMS field as a Field Training Officer throughout Los Angeles County. A more recent addition to the PRN team, Bradford has a wealth of EMS experience. He joined PRN in January 2016 as an EMT, bringing 27 years of EMS know-how along with him. Bradford has held numerous managerial positions in EMS in which...

Burbank youth group receives special visit from PRN Ambulance

The latest in PRN Ambulance’s community outreach efforts took place on Sunday when EMT Robert Houston visited a youth group at CityLight Baptist Church in Burbank. A volunteer at the church, Robert arrived in ambulance to offer a show and tell session, safety tips, and an ambulance tour to the children. Many thanks go to Robert for being every bit the exemplary representative of PRN and EMS for which he is known as well as the many smiling faces at CityLight!...

New monitors, bags streamline paramedic mobility at PRN

PRN Ambulance features a thriving advanced life support division with paramedics providing top notch care to patients and unrivaled customer service to hospitals. These EMS professionals play an increasingly important role in the growth of PRN as it expands outside of Los Angeles County, and now their ability to respond with as much quickness and efficiency as possible has been aided by a pair of improvements in the form of an updated paramedic bag and new defibrillator/monitors. Through its paramedic bag pilot program, the PRN Training Department has streamlined the way its ALS teams carry essential gear and supplies. The program has resulted in a one-bag system that replaces what previously required three bags. With just one bag to worry about, PRN paramedics can respond quicker than ever and provide care with no time wasted. The new paramedic bag setup will be introduced during mandatory paramedic meetings next week during which paramedics will familiarize themselves with the improved system. Additionally, PRN is adding a number of Physio-Control LIFEPAK® 12 defibrillator/monitors for use on its ALS and CCT ambulances, with online training already released to crew members. The cutting edge LIFEPAK 12® features a display more than twice the size of our current monitors. It has an advanced ECG algorithm, built-in pulse oximetry, waveform capnography, automatic non-invasive blood pressure measurement, and the ability to simultaneously view up to three user-selectable waveforms (ECG leads, sPO2, or ETCO2). The LIFEPAK 12® also offers increased run time and reliability in the field due to battery improvements. PRN is excited to offer its EMS professionals the tools that allow them to offer efficient, high quality patient...

PRN Ambulance implements new EMS physical preparedness test

By Ted Milano Risk & Safety Manager PRN Ambulance is introducing a new EMS Physical Preparedness Test (EMS PPT). The goal is to increase crew and patient safety by testing applicant physical abilities before they are hired. It will consist of several physical events designed to imitate certain standard EMS field duties. Moving forward, the EMS PPT will be administered to all prospective crew members as part of the overall selection process. Existing PRN field employees will not be required to take the EMS PPT. However, we invite you to voluntarily participate and offer feedback, if you’re interested. We want to keep our team members and patients as safe as possible, preventing on-the-job injuries and accidents common to our profession while also encouraging healthy lifestyle habits on and off the clock. We believe this unique addition to our selection process will set the EMS provider bar even higher as PRN continues to grow throughout Southern California. Physical fitness training advice is always available to PRN employees in areas of diet, exercise, body composition and proper lifting technique. In addition to being the company’s Risk & Safety Manager, I’m also a nationally certified Personal Fitness Trainer, specializing in public safety physical education. You can contact me at tmilano@prnambulance.com or 818.810.3662 if you need help in any of these...