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Dr. Garth Gemar, M.D. Named Medical Director of Southwest Ambulance
Date:2/22/2009

EMS Expert Will Lead State-of-the-Art Critical Care Transport System

MESA, Ariz., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Ambulance President Jeff Sargent has announced the appointment of Dr. Garth Gemar, one of the Valley's foremost experts in advanced patient care, as Medical Director of Maricopa County Operations for the company.

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Dr. Gemar's immediate tasks will be to streamline and unify treatment protocols, provide intensive support to the company's training programs, and the establishment of state-of-the-art critical care transport units in the Maricopa County operation.

Mr. Sargent stated, "Dr. Gemar has vast experience in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and is considered a top specialist in pre-hospital EMS critical care. Dr. Gemar is uniquely qualified to aid in the development of new initiatives and streamlining programs already in place at Southwest. We and the communities we serve are very fortunate to have him on board."

In accepting the new position at Southwest Ambulance, Dr. Gemar stated, "I leapt at the opportunity to become a member of the Southwest Ambulance team. I've always had an admiration for their commitment to excellence, their desire to innovate, and their willingness to seek out expertise to advance patient care in their 911/emergency and interfacility ambulance operations."

"My experiences with team building and integration of medical direction for first-responder agencies will be the most important skill I will bring to the table," said Gemar. "When people and agencies need to contract for ambulance service, they generally have a choice. I want to provide the experience and expertise that further enhances the status of Southwest as the ambulance service of choice throughout Arizona."'/>"/>

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