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American Medical Response Honored as Silver Stevie® Award Winner in 2014 American Business Awards

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06.17.2014

(Greenwood Village, Colo.) - American Medical Response (AMR) was awarded a Silver Stevie® Award for the "Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year - more than 2500 employees" at the 12th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago. AMR was recognized for the 2013 AMR World CPR Challenge, which organized more than 175 training events across the country and taught nearly 55,000 people compression-only CPR in a single day.

"We are honored that the American Business Awards recognized the passion and commitment of hundreds of AMR clinicians and support staff. They taught 54,884 individuals in communities across the country how to respond if they come upon a friend, loved-one or even a stranger in sudden cardiac arrest," said AMR President Ted Van Horne. "The 2013 AMR World CPR Challenge exceeded our expectations. Our crews empowered individuals to take action and save lives."

"This is critically important to the communities we serve. The medical literature shows that compression-only CPR is an effective and easy to administer life-saving procedure," added Dr. Ed Racht, AMR's Chief Medical Officer. "When bystanders perform compression-only CPR until emergency responders arrive, a patient's chance of survival increases dramatically."

More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in a wide range of categories. "It's an honor for us to recognize and celebrate such an outstanding class of organizations and individuals," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "The judges were especially discerning this year. All of this year's Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners should be proud that the judges recognized their achievements and their ability to express those achievements in a way that captured the judges' hearts and imaginations."

Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie winners, announced June 13, are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

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About American Medical Response
American Medical Response Inc. (www.amr.net), America's leading provider of medical transportation, provides services in 40 states and the District of Columbia. More than 18,000 AMR paramedics, EMTs, RNs and other professionals work together to transport more than 3 million patients nationwide each year in critical, emergency and non-emergency situations. AMR, a subsidiary of Envision Healthcare Corporations, is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo.

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