Puckett EMS personnel receive Public Safety Appreciation Awards from the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce in recognition of excellent public service on Oct. 2. From left to right are Puckett EMS Public Information Officer Jim McMichen, Puckett EMS Paramedic Chris Gudaitis, Puckett EMS EMT John Rigdon, Puckett EMS Paramedic Travis McGhee and Puckett EMS President Steve Puckett.
Three Puckett EMS employees were honored for performing critical patient care in extraordinary circumstances at the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce’s Public Safety Award Breakfast on Oct. 2.
The Public Safety Recognition Awards recognize public safety personnel’s daily efforts to keep the community a safe and thriving place and tell stories of the heroic actions of local law enforcement, emergency medical services, fire department and emergency communications professionals.
“At Puckett EMS, we know that our success begins with the excellent men and women who are on the front lines providing care to our community every day,” said Puckett EMS President Steve Puckett. “We thank the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce for this recognition of our employees who went above and beyond in their efforts to save lives. We are also grateful to work along our exceptional local first responder and law enforcement partners during Public Safety Appreciation Week and year-round.” Continue reading
Puckett EMS, a multistate provider of emergency and nonemergency ambulance and medical services, has been making a huge push over the last several years to place as many AEDs in public spots as it can.
Since 2009, Puckett EMS has placed over 75 AEDs and provided first aid/AED training to more than 2,500 citizens, with a total impact of over 113,600 citizens. The agency was recently recognized by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners and at the state capitol for the program, which is referred to as Shockingly Simple.
Puckett EMS serves as the contracted 9-1-1 provider for parts of Cobb County, Walker County and Dade County and provides backup 9-1-1 service to Paulding and Douglas counties as well as several counties in southeast Tennessee. Continue reading
Puckett EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.
Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication.
Unfortunately, a significant number of STEMI patients don’t receive this prompt reperfusion therapy, which is critical in restoring blood flow. Mission: Lifeline seeks to save lives by closing the gaps that separate these patients from timely access to appropriate treatments. Mission: Lifeline’s EMS recognition program recognizes emergency medical services for their efforts in improving systems of care and improving the quality of life for these patients. Continue reading
Priority Ambulance announced today that Puckett EMS is joining its national family of ambulance companies. Puckett EMS, a private ambulance service based in Austell, Ga., provides emergency and nonemergency ambulance service in 12 Georgia and Southeast Tennessee counties.
“Puckett EMS is pleased to have a partner in Priority Ambulance that shares our mission and vision of patient care, efficiency and friendly customer service,” said Steve Puckett, president and co-owner of Puckett EMS. “Joining with Priority’s national ambulance family will allow our company the resources and support to grow our company. Puckett EMS’ innovative processes and technology have poised us for phenomenal growth, and this partnership will allow us to take advantage of many opportunities.”
Puckett EMS serves more than 52,000 patients each year with more than 340 employees and 66 emergency vehicles. Puckett EMS is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS), the gold standard in emergency medical services.
On March 13, 2014, Puckett EMS received the 2014 Region I Richard Gray MD Excellence in Trauma award.
This award was given as Paramedic Jeff Jones and EMT Kyle Gross were recognized for the excellent patient care and rapid treatment and transport of a critically injured trauma patient.
They are now eligible to win at the state level. Best of luck, Jeff and Kyle! You are already winners to us!
Congratulations to Jeff McCommon for receiving the 2014 SEEMSDA Trauma Call of the Year Award. Great job Jeff!
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.