Atlanta – The Cobb Chamber of Commerce awarded Puckett EMS the 2013 Small Business of the year award Monday, June 2, 2013 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. The Cobb Chamber established the Small Business of the Year award to honor the important role that small businesses play in the Cobb community that make Cobb County a great place to live, work and play.
Puckett EMS has been recognized seven previous times as a top 25 business in Cobb County. This year the Cobb Chamber awarded Puckett EMS as the top small business in Cobb County. Businesses are nominated giving the community a chance to recognize its great small businesses. After being nominated, each company completes a thorough application based on the Small Business Administration standards. The application covers company information, growth, community involvement, employee benefits and adversity among other criteria. An independent panel of judges composed of business and community leaders reviews the applications and the Top 25 are selected. The Small Business of the Year winner is selected from among the Top 25, and participates in the state small business of the year competition.
“Puckett EMS is very honored to have received this award. The success of Puckett EMS is because of the incredible employees we have. We feel very fortunate to be a part of this great county and community and to be a part of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce.” Steve Puckett, President of Puckett EMS
Puckett EMS provides 911 emergency and critical care ambulance services to the citizens of South/West Cobb County and Dade County located in North Georgia. In addition to operations in Georgia, Puckett EMS provides 911 emergency services to Marion County, Tennessee and is the contracted ground transport provider for Erlanger Health Systems in Chattanooga, Tennessee area. Puckett EMS is partnered with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) to increase the efficiency of their transport operations. Puckett EMS is also partnered with Wellstar Health System to enhance cardiac and stoke care through early recognition. Puckett EMS is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS), which signifies that the service has met the gold standard by the ambulance industry as an emergency services provider. Puckett EMS is one of only five EMS services in the State of Georgia accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services. In addition, Puckett EMS is one of only 160 services accredited nationwide by The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services. In May of 2013, Steve Puckett, President of Puckett EMS was awarded Pioneer of The Year by Georgia EMS Region III.