PRN Ambulance announces Employees of the Month for September

PRN Ambulance is pleased to announce the Employees of the Month for September. Congratulations to each of our award recipients, whose hard work and dedication is invaluable. Thank you for your excellent work! EMT Fastest Total Time on Task: Steven Vazquez – 55.28 (Second month in a row!) Most Improved Time on Task (Compared to last month): Aaron Adorador – -35.34% Most Calls Ran: Kevin Bautista – 64 (Second time winning this award!) Most CCT/NICU/PICU Calls: Roberto Llanes – 32 (Second month in a row!) Average Number of Calls  – 28   Paramedic Fastest Total Time on Task: Dustin Fundell – 56.32 (Second month in a row!) Most Improved Time on Task: Robert Serra – -12.51% Most Calls Ran: Robert Rolfe – 67 Average Number of Calls  – 34   RN Fastest Total Time on Task: Josephus Villegas – 65.84 (Second month in a row!) Most Improved Time on Task: Anita Carey – -15.28% Most Calls Ran: John Boyle – 54 Average Number of Calls  – 21   Thank you all for your hard work!   Most Calls Ran: Paramedic Robert Rolfe Most Improved Time on Task: Paramedic Robert Serra Fastest Total Time on Task: RN Josephus...

Pink Ribbon Showdown: PRN, ATS Medical Services compete for a cause

Throughout the month of October, PRN Ambulance professionals are taking part in some friendly competition with sister company ATS Medical Services to raise funds for charity. Each company is selling pink ribbon pins to its team members, who can wear the pins on their uniform throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All the money from the pink ribbon purchases will be donated along with matching amounts from each company’s General Manager – Rick Fields at PRN and Brad Bull at Illinois-based ATS. Who will raise more money for breast cancer awareness, PRN or ATS? If you’re on one team or the other, it’s up to you to decide who’ll end the month victorious for a great...

PRN Ambulance announces Employees of the Month for August

PRN Ambulance would like to recognize the following employees for their excellent performance in the month of August. Congratulations to our Employees of the Month! EMT Fastest Total Time on Task: Steven Vazquez – 56.11 Most Improved Time on Task (Compared to last month): Genesse Arriaga – -41.80% Most Calls Ran: Lani Allengui – 73 Most CCT/NICU/PICU Calls: Roberto Llanes – 26   Paramedic Fastest Total Time on Task: Dustin Fundell – 55.58 Most Improved Time on Task: Dustin Fundell – -20.67% Most Calls Ran: Kyle Altar – 71   RN Fastest Total Time on Task: Josephus Villegas – 68.54 Most Improved Time on Task: Corrine Mitsuuchi – -39.47% Most Calls Ran: Marie Townsend – 51   Thank you all for your hard work!   Most Calls Ran: EMT Lani Allengui Fastest Total Time on Task: Paramedic Dustin Fundell and EMT Steven Vazquez Most CCT/NICU/PICU Calls: EMT Roberto...

Employees who C.A.R.E.: Recent commendations for PRN Ambulance crew members

PRN Ambulance crew members follow the tenets of C.A.R.E.: Compassion – A feeling of sympathy for one who is suffering in regard to patients, co-workers, facilities’ staff and others. Attitude – Positive, can-do, enthusiastic approach to interaction, communication and contact. Responsibility – Being accountable to patients, the company, job duties, co-workers and facilities. Excellence – Providing superior care to patients by going above and beyond duties consistently and continuously. If a patient, or a coworker, feels that one of our employees has shown exceptional performance, assistance, or has simply gone above and beyond during the course of their normal duties, they’ll send in a ‘C.A.R.E. Gram’ to acknowledge them. Below are some recent commendations our crews have received!            ...

PRN Ambulance twice takes part in Truck Adventures for Kids

PRN Ambulance recently made its way to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa to join a fleet featuring vehicles large and larger at Truck Adventures for Kids. Attendees were able to experience their favorite vehicles inside and out, including one PRN ambulance staffed by Operations Manager Ryan Ferguson and General Manager Rick Fields. PRN also participated in Truck Adventures for Kids in Arcadia one month prior. As always, PRN Ambulance is proud to represent the healthcare and emergency medical services communities at events large and small. For an inside look at some of the fun that was had in and around the PRN ambulance, check out the gallery below (click on an image for a full-size photo). Truck Adventures for Kids Costa Mesa: Truck Adventures for Kids...

VIDEO: EMS Week 2018

PRN 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 PRN Ambulance, our patients and our healthcare partners! Please enjoy our EMS Week 2018...

PRN volunteers support to Inner-City Games Los Angeles boxing event

PRN Ambulance volunteered support during a recent Inner-City Games Los Angeles boxing event, providing a helping hand to ensure the safety of the competitors. Chad Curry and Nico Paculba were on hand at the Hollenbeck Youth Center to represent PRN Ambulance and our community outreach efforts. The duo kept an eye on the athletes throughout the 18-bout boxing card, which featured participants ranging in age from 9-28 and from 56-231 pounds. PRN Ambulance is always proud to support the local youth and help promote character-building organizations such as Inner-City Games Los Angeles and Hollenbeck Youth Center programs. Thank you for having us, we look forward to our next visit! Click photo to enlarge Click photo to...

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...