Emergent Health Partners is the owner and operator of six ambulance services in 14 counties across southern Michigan.

Formed in 2012, we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees, which is made up of community leaders in our service areas.
Emergent Health’s paramedics and EMTs provide medical 9-1-1 coverage for more than 1 million Michigan residents and respond to upward of 200,000 medical emergencies per year. Our ambulance services have been in operation since 1981, leading the way as forward-thinking pioneers in out-of-hospital emergency medicine.
The role of Emergent Health Partners is to provide executive and administrative oversight to our ambulance services. Operating all of our ambulance services under one organization allows us to spread resources across all of our service areas and effectively meet the needs of the unique communities we serve.

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Ron Slagell

Chief operating officer

Paul Hood

Chief financial officer

Julie Case

VP - central & Eastern operations

Karl Rock

VP - South Central Operations

Brian Walls

VP - Southwestern Operations

Steve Frisbie

Director - communications center

Rebecca Torres

VP - marketing & public affairs

Leslie Kiesel


No, Huron Valley Ambulance formed Emergent Health Partners, allowing us to strengthen our business model and bring all the ambulance services we already owned under one organization.

Huron Valley Ambulance – Washtenaw County. Portions of Wayne and Oakland counties
Jackson Community Ambulance – Jackson County
LifeCare Ambulance – Branch County, portions of Calhoun, St. Joseph, Berrien, Barry, and Eaton counties.
Monroe Community Ambulance – Monroe County
Lenawee Community Ambulance – Portions of Lenawee County
Albion Community Ambulance – Portions of Calhoun County
Emergent Health Partners is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees, which provides oversight for our organization and our leadership team.
Emergent Health Partners’ CEO is Ron Slagell, he and our executive leadership team oversee all of our ambulance services.

Our Governing Board is made up of individuals from various professions, including past hospital CEOs, attorneys, emergency medicine, law enforcement, and the nonprofit sector. The board’s diverse skill set and years of expertise are invaluable in helping us achieve our mission.

The board guides our operational decision making and aids future growth by holding us accountable to our employees, assisting with long-term organizational goals, supporting the formation of community partnerships, and assuring that we meet the needs of the communities we serve.