Inc. magazine revealed this week that Priority Ambulance ranked for the fourth time on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
“2020 was a year of growth for the company, despite challenges presented by the pandemic,” said Priority Ambulance CEO Bryan Gibson. “I am especially proud of our local leaders, paramedics, EMTs, dispatchers, nurses and all of our essential workers who bravely served even more patients and communities in a year that tested the EMS and health care industries in extraordinary ways.
“In the midst of the evolving challenges of this global pandemic, Priority Ambulance welcomed three new companies to our family in 2020, including the largest private ambulance service in Virginia, and secured several new 9-1-1 and nonemergency contracts.”
Today, Priority Ambulance serves 560,000 patients annually in 14 states. More than 3,600 paramedics, EMTs, dispatchers, nurses and support teams staff more than 775 emergency response vehicles throughout the country. Its fourth appearance on the Inc. 5000 list further affirms the company’s position as the fastest-growing national private ambulance service in America.
According to Inc., not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5,000 companies listed, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Together, those companies added more than 610,000 jobs over the past three years.
As evidence of resiliency and innovation, Priority Ambulance also recently launched Priority OnDemand, an integrated vertical expansion with health care logistics software and telehealth platform acquisitions. The Priority OnDemand platform builds on Priority Ambulance’s foundation as a primary 911 ambulance provider to communities representing more than 2.1 million Americans and broadens the levels of care in conjunction with our hospital, community and first- responder partners to deliver healthcare anywhere.
“EMS has always been about providing health care to patients wherever they are and when they need it most,” said Gibson. “As the public rapidly adopts new ways of accessing health care, EMS professionals already fundamentally understand care delivery outside of the walls of a hospital or medical facility. We believe Priority is perfectly positioned for the acceleration of the healthcare delivery evolution, and we look forward to continued growth and innovation.”
Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc., which will be available August 20.
“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”
About Priority Ambulance
Priority Ambulance is a dynamic, rapidly growing health care company with current medical transportation operations in 14 states and has been listed for four consecutive years on the Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America. Priority Ambulance’s EMTs, paramedics, nurses and support teams deliver exceptional patient care and customer service to more than 560,000 patients each year. Throughout its national service area, approximately 3,600 highly trained paramedics and EMTs staff a fleet of more than 775 state-of-the-art ambulances and support vehicles. For more information on the Priority Ambulance family of companies, visit www.priorityambulance.com.
Built on the proven foundation as a national leader in EMS and medical transportation, the Priority OnDemand technology platform creates important connections across the continuum of care that solve challenges and reduce inefficiencies for patients, providers, hospitals and healthcare facilities, communities and insurers. Priority OnDemand integrates telehealth and patient logistics software solutions to EMS and medical transportation services. Priority OnDemand impacts the lives of 780,000 patients annually. For more information on the integrated technology platform, please visit www.priorityondemand.com.