Las Palmas is part of the HCA hospital system, a leading national provider of healthcare services and facilities that includes 164 hospitals and 106 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and Great Britain and employing approximately 183,000 people. HCA is based in Nashville. Facilities in El Paso include Las Palmas Medical Center, Las Palmas Rehabilitation and Del Sol Medical Center.
Michael Shabkie, President of Elite Medical Transport, said, "We are excited to expand our air and ground ambulance services to meet the needs of this very busy hospital system. This contract not only provides ambulance transportation but also coordinates taxi and wheelchair shuttle services in order to gain operational efficiencies throughout the region."
Lee King, Chief Operating Officer, added, "We look forward to providing high-quality, dependable medical transportation services to Las Palmas and their patients and to further build on a strong and successful platform of emergency and non-emergency medical transportation services in New Mexico and Texas"
About Elite Medical Transport
Elite Medical Transport was created with the merger of two firms: Rio Grande Ambulance Service of El Paso and Elite Medical Transport of New Mexico. Both companies have established reputations for delivering superior medical transport services to their clients.
Operating wholly-owned subsidiaries in ambulance transportation, air medical transportation, ambulance billing and healthcare consulting services, Elite Medical Transport has assembled a leadership team with extensive experience in all aspects of the healthcare industry. The company, headquartered in El Paso, Texas, is focused on developing innovative healthcare partnerships and emergency medical systems throughout the region. For more information, visit the company's website at www.elitemedical.org