COLTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Premier Medical Transportation, Inc., a Colton-based medical transportation company, was selected from Assembly District 62 to be honored on Small Business Day. Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter presented the award on June 11, 2012 in Sacramento.
"Premier Medical Transportation was selected because of its reputation for excellence and its dedication to the community," said Assemblymember Carter. "Their 95 percent accuracy rate of on-time pick-ups symbolizes a dedication to helping people in their time of need. This is a company that truly cares."
Tony Myrell, President and CEO of PMT, accepted the award. He grew up in the inland area and currently serves as president of the Colton Chamber of Commerce and a member of the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board. He actively supports the community through charitable contributions and sponsoring events, operating toy drives and food bank collection.
"Through dedication and hard work, you can operate a successful small business in any kind of economy," Myrell said. "But I believe the key to true success is foresight. Being able to sniff out a future trend before your competitors, and identifying how you can solve problems are the keys to growth."
But mostly Myrell and his team are dedicated to compassionate, quality service.
"We value our relationships with our customers and we care for them like they are family," he said. "We work with many hospice patients and if we can make them smile during their last days, then we have done our job."
PMT is a leading provider of service-oriented, cost effective non-emergent medical ambulance transportation. It also supplies medical equipment through its subsidiary, Premier Medical Equipment Supply. Their fleet includes 10 ambulances, 40 wheelchair/gurney vans, and seven medical equipment trucks. They handle hospice and ambulance transportation, and also serve the equipment needs of their customers.
A successful entrepreneur with a clinician background, Myrell has founded three medical equipment companies that were later acquired by companies such as Avon Products, Addus Healthcare and Ro-Tech. He is proud that PMT is the only company in the Inland Empire that handles all three segments in one: medical transportation, ambulance and medical equipment.
California Small Business Day was first established in 2000 as a result of a unanimous vote in the California Assembly decreeing and honoring the contributions of Small Businesses to the State of California. Over the past decade, the event has grown to be a very popular and well-attended luncheon where Senators and Assembly members honor a small business owner from their district.
The company makes an average of 300 trips per day. For 12 years, PMT has experienced significant growth and has become one of the leading providers of Non-Emergent Medical Ambulance Transportation and home medical equipment services in Southern California.
About Premier Medical Transportation, Inc. (PMT):
Headquartered in Colton, Calif., Premier Medical Transportation, Inc. (PMT) was established in June of 2000 by three healthcare professionals who have an accumulation of over 75 years experience serving Southern California's healthcare community.
PMT includes 115 highly-trained team members, including dispatchers, billing staff, customer service representatives, drivers, and attendants. PMT's fleet of vans is equipped with state-of-the-art fixtures that exceed all local, state, and Title 22 requirements in order to provide the highest quality transportation to customers and communities.
As a complement to non-emergent transportation services, Premier Medical also offers Ambulance Basis Life Support (BLS) services within the Riverside County and Orange County areas.
For more information visit: http://www.premiermedicaltransportation.com/ .
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