JCA was founded in 1996 through the purchase of Jackson Emergency Medical Services. JCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is a 50/50 partnership between Emergent Health Partners and Henry Ford Allegiance Health.

In 2012 our Board of Trustees created Emergent Health Partners, which owns and operates JCA as well as five other ambulance services throughout southern Michigan. Altogether Emergent Health’s EMS agencies serve over 1 million Michigan residents.


President and ceo

Ron Slagell

Vice President

Karl Rock

Paramedic Supervisors

Jackson County

  • Alisa Diemond
  • Brittany Kuhn
  • Dave Larrowe
  • Betsy McDavid
  • Tony Smith
  • Jim Stevens

Jackson Community Ambulance is a member of Emergent Health Partners.