Beaumont Health has signed a definitive agreement to sell its ambulance division, which includes Community Emergency Medical Service, Inc. (CEMS), Parastar, Inc., and Beaumont Mobile Medicine, to Superior Air Ground Ambulance Service, Inc., an organization the health system has been working with closely for the past year. The sale is expected to close within the next several months.
About 500 employees in Beaumont’s ambulance division will transition as part of this transaction, pending the required approval of the Michigan Attorney General’s Office.
“Superior’s expertise, experience and commitment to high-quality ambulance service will benefit the community. We are enthusiastic to bring the expertise of the Superior team together with the talented CEMS, Parastar and Beaumont Mobile Medicine teams to provide exceptional access to care for our patients,” Beaumont Health Chief Operating Officer Carolyn Wilson said. “We recognize the importance of timely and reliable ambulance services. In working with Superior over the last year, we have been impressed by the company’s ability to serve our patients.”
The negotiations with Superior began prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders at both organizations agreed to proceed with the transaction.
“We are eager to serve the community and thrilled to continue working with Beaumont Health,” Superior Air Ground Ambulance Service, Inc., Vice President Mary Franco said. “We are also pleased to transition the staff over to our organization. The team knows Southeast Michigan well and their expertise will allow us to continue serving the community without interruption.”