Pro Re Nata | The PRN Newsletter

pro re nata [proh ree ney-tuh]
adverb, latin
1. for an unforeseen need or contingency
Origin: literally, for a thing born

Welcome to Pro Re Nata, the PRN Ambulance newsletter. Here you’ll find company news aimed at PRN team members and available for public consumption, so it’s okay to browse even if you’re not affiliated with PRN. We hope these newsletter posts give you a glimpse into life at the premier ambulance provider in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Pro Re Nata features industry insights, personal stories, general information and recognition that encapsulates and promotes PRN company culture as we continue to grow throughout greater Los Angeles and beyond.

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PRN Ambulance announces Employees of the Month for October

PRN Ambulance announces Employees of the Month for October

PRN Ambulance would like to recognize the following employees for their excellent performance in the month of October. Congratulations to our Employees of the Month! EMT Fastest Total Time on Task: Joseph LaRue – 50.56 Most Improved Time on Task (Compared to last month): Erik Kwiecien – -20.58% Most Calls Ran: Kevin Bautista – 75 (Third time winning this award!) Most CCT/NICU/PICU Calls: Paul Saavedra – 37 (Second time winning this award!) Average Number of Calls  – 30 Average Total Time on Task – 83.29   Paramedic Fastest Total Time on Task: Dustin Fundell – 50.37 (Third month in a row!) Most Improved Time on Task: Thomas Barbor – -18.70% Most Calls Ran: Eric Brown – 70 Average Number of Calls  – 36 Average Total Time on Task – 78.86   RN Fastest Total Time on Task: Anita Carey – 72.74 Most Improved Time on Task: Valerie Kunzi – -17.91% Most Calls Ran: Alex Vaystub – 48 Average Number of Calls  – 23 Average Total Time on Task – 88.11   Thank you all for your hard work!   Most Calls Ran: Paramedic Eric Brown Fastest Total Time on Task: Joseph LaRue Most Calls Ran: EMT Kevin Bautista Most CCT/NICU/PICU Calls: EMT Paul Saavedra Most Improved Time on Task: Thomas...
Pink Ribbon Showdown: The Results

Pink Ribbon Showdown: The Results

PRN Ambulance and ATS Medical Services took part in some friendly competition throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Each company sold pink ribbon pins, and all proceeds, along with matching amounts from each company’s General Manger, were to be donated to charity. PRN Ambulance raised the most donations, coming to a total of $535. With matching, a grand total of $1,070 was donated to the charity of their choice, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. ATS Medical Services raised $211, and with matching, donated a grand total of $422 to Pink Heals. Congratulations to both companies for supporting a great cause!       PRN Ambulance General Manager Rick Fields signing his check for donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. ATS Medical Services General Manager Brad Bull signing his check for donation to Pink Heals. PRN employees wearing their pink gloves and pink ribbons! Sean Piles Anselma Jimenez Sam Stone Thomas Lam and Liborio Cebrian Luna Alexander Phyffer and Rebekah Drews Marco Mendoza and Grigor Serobyan Van Huynh Anthony Reyes Alysha Hauck Eric Nuñez William Bocanegra and Uriel Chavez Cesar Mora Alihadi Fadlalah Gabriel Soriano Aaron Velasco Edmund Clites Brandon...
PRN Ambulance announces Employees of the Month for September

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

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 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

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 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...
Critical care crew praised for transport to neuro-intervention

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

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

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...