6/13/16

Danville’s Medix Ambulance to join Arrow, Carle Health System

Arrow Ambulance outside Carle Emergency DepartmentDanville’s Medix Ambulance is scheduled to join Arrow Ambulance through an asset purchase agreement this summer, bringing the family-owned and -operated service into the Carle health system.

“My wife, Debbie, and I have been honored to serve Danville and the Vermilion County area for 36 years. We’ve seen our communities evolve and change, and our dedicated longtime employees have always served those in need with pride and incredible attention to detail to ensure quality care,” said Steve Sparrow, Medix owner and operator.

Sparrow will serve as a consultant to help ensure a smooth transition.

“We’re pleased Arrow Ambulance will continue to provide compassionate and skilled care to our friends and neighbors,” he said. “Arrow is committed to bringing additional technology and expertise to our community.

“We know Arrow will continue the Medix tradition of putting patients first.”

Arrow leaders and Carle Human Resources are talking with Medix staff this week to answer questions and discuss opportunities and benefits. Medix employs about 30 people who can expect comparable pay and benefits should they join the Arrow team. Arrow Ambulance Manager John Sollars, a former Medix employee, will work closely with Medix employees during the application, interview and onboarding processes.

Like Medix, Arrow Ambulance Director Larry Sapp and his team will focus on providing a high-quality experience for each patient.

“Patients who need emergency treatment and transport will receive the highest level of care using advanced training and technology,” Sapp said. “Arrow will take patients wherever they request to be treated or to the closest appropriate facility based on their needs.”

Medix is scheduled to join Arrow on August 1, 2016, pending approvals.

Sparrow added, “We are 100 percent confident in Arrow’s abilities to provide quality care and partner with police and fire as first responders in Danville. Since Arrow joined Carle in 1987, the ambulance service has been a locally focused organization that holds its employees to the highest standards to serve patients.”