Acadian Ambulance Service has announced that it will acquire Memphis-based Emergency Mobile Health Care (EMHC). The move expands Acadian Ambulance’s footprint into Tennessee. Acadian currently provides emergency and non-emergency medical transportation in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi.

Founded in 1997, EMHC has served the greater Memphis area with compassionate, patient-centered care and is the Mid-South’s largest locally owned ambulance provider.

“As we began the discussions that led to our companies’ decision to join forces, we were struck by the many similarities between EMHC and Acadian Ambulance Service,” said Acadian CEO & Chairman Richard Zuschlag. “We both founded our companies with two key goals: to provide the best possible patient care and service and to create a workplace that our team members would find rewarding and challenging. EMHC and Acadian Ambulance share high standards and a true dedication to our communities and those who call them home.”

EMHC founder Mike Arndt said, “With our common values and backgrounds, we recognized that becoming part of Acadian Ambulance Service will allow EMHC’s employees to continue our strong commitment to the Mid-South while enhancing it with additional resources and services. Because Acadian is an employee-owned company and a larger operation, our employees will have enhanced benefits and become owners in their new company. When considering potential acquisition partners, making sure our employees would be well taken care of was very important to us.”

Acadian Ambulance is the largest employee-owned ambulance service in the nation. The acquisition of EMHC and expansion into Tennessee is expected to be finalized in early 2019.

Since 1971, Acadian Companies has been dedicated to providing the highest level of emergency medical care and transportation possible. The company has expanded to include a diverse suite of services designed to offer the very best support and education in health, safety, security, education and transportation.