Emergency Economics-- Q&A with Mike Murphy, general manager of American Medical Response in San Diego
By Paul Sisson, March 10, 2014 (© Copyright 2014 The San Diego Union-Tribune, LLC. An MLIM LLC Company).
Mike Murphy has seen a few things during his 36 years in the ambulance business, from one of the nation’s deadliest plane crashes to one of its first school shootings.
Recently, Murphy discussed the evolution of the private ambulance business with U-T San Diego. Here is an edited version of that conversation:
American Medical Response (AMR) today announced that it has been selected by the County of San Diego to serve as the exclusive 911 emergency medical provider for the cities of Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas, as well as the communities of Rancho Santa Fe and parts of Elfin Forest. Known collectively as the San Dieguito Ambulance District (CSA 17), the area covers more than 68 square miles and has 150,000 residents.
PRACTICE BICYCLE SAFETY– Riding a bike is a fun way to get around, exercise, explore, and spend time with friends and family, but there are risks around biking. If you ride your bike, follow these safe riding tips from American Medical Response:
A FATAL CAR WRECK CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE AT ANYTIME. SADLY, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN DISTRACTED DRIVING CRASHES LAST YEAR – MANY OF THEM WERE TEXTING WHILE DRIVING. AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE HAS BEEN CARING FOR PATIENTS IN SAN DIEGO FOR OVER 65 YEARS AND WANTS TO REMIND YOU TO STAY SAFE. PLEASE DON’T TEXT AND DRIVE. IT STARTS WITH YOU SAN DIEGO.
San Diego, CA - Paramedics with American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance service have seen too many boaters, swimmers and divers hurt or killed in recent years. With warmer weather comes an increase in activity on and in area waters, so AMR is calling for heightened awareness of the dangers associated with water sports, and is offering tips to help reduce the risk of water related accidents.