Rockland Paramedic Services is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit Advanced Life Support Service operating in Rockland County. We are the advanced life support first response service that operates in conjunction with the local volunteer ambulance corps. RPS operates seven rapid response vehicles equipped with much of the same equipment you would find in an emergency room. Through the EMS 911 system, we respond with the volunteer ambulance corps to all medical emergencies. RPS was developed through the mutual cooperation and efforts of the volunteer ambulance corps in 1985. Rockland Paramedic Services has made a firm commitment to our staff to be the best trained and qualified paramedics in the Hudson Valley. RPS has concentrated its efforts toward providing the latest state-of-the-art equipment and life saving medical techniques available.
Rockland Mobile Care Announces Sale of Assets to Empress Ambulance Service
ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY (May 1, 2023) – Tim Egan, Executive Director of Rockland Paramedic Services, parent company of Rockland Mobile Care (RMC), today announced a deal with Empress Ambulance Service to acquire the assets of Rockland Mobile Care.
RMC is the emergency and non-emergency ambulance transport division of Rockland Paramedic Services. RMC was created in 1999 in response to a need for quality ambulance transportation between healthcare facilities in an efficient and professional manner. Interfacility ambulance transportation, both emergency and non-emergency, is a critical part of the continuum of patient care.
The deal between RMC and Empress was driven by the ever-changing healthcare industry in the region and is designed to save jobs and provide the same level of care previously experienced. The deal does not impact Rockland Paramedic Services. Empress Ambulance Service, headquartered in Yonkers, NY, anticipates bringing all employees associated with RMC on board to ensure continuity in customer care and will maintain the current fleet of 19 ambulances.
“The Board of Directors and leadership team of RMC carefully considered the options for continuing to provide emergency and non-emergency ambulance services to individuals and healthcare facilities in Rockland, taking into account our dedicated staff, and we believe this is the best option for all involved,” stated Egan. “We are excited about what this means to both companies and the employees. Empress is committed to working together to make the transition as smooth as possible,” he added.
Empress is part of the PatientCare EMS Solutions family of companies with operations in Florida, South Dakota, and Texas as well as in New York which will allow RMC employees additional opportunities to gain experience and exposure to the ambulance industry with enhanced technology moving forward.