It is our mission to provide the best quality medical care, medical transportation, and pre-hospital care education to our communities at the lowest cost possible. We are responsible both to our communities and workforce to maintain a high level of excellence and value. As an organization we strive to maximize efficiency and effectiveness through constant improvement.
Superior Ambulance Service began operations on November 3, 1996 with two ambulances, one small station at 620 East Main Street Ext, and 10 employees to serve the Grove City Area. This was accomplished by a lot of hard work from a lot of people who we are very grateful to. Many of sleepless nights were spent trying to figure out how things were going to work out.
In 1998, due to growing needs, Rod & Virginia Hockenberry built a new building located behind our original building. This would house four units and provide more room for dispatch & crews. In 1999 we were approached to provide service in the Mercer Area. With working cooperation from the Mercer East End Fire Department we moved into a building they owned across from their fire hall. This gave us the ability to provide a quicker response to that area. Eventually that building became too small and the fire department built a larger building adjacent to it, which we occupy today.
As the need for expanded services continued we soon found out that our building at 620 East Main Street was getting overwhelmed and we were faced with moving to another location. Wanting to stay in the general area, we purchased property at 921 East Main Street Ext in Pine Township and had a 9,000 square foot building constructed in 2004. This facility serves us today as the heart beat of our company.
Over the years we have had many bumps in the road to go over; however, we are committed to serving our communities each and every minute of the day. As things change in the provision of Health Care, we at Superior Ambulance will strive to remain on the cutting edge of delivering the best Pre-Hospital Care available.
Recognizing the need for a symbol that would represent and identify emergency personnel, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration adopted the Star of Life. The “Star of Life” has become synonymous with emergency medical care around the globe. This symbol can be seen as a means of identification on ambulances, emergency medical equipment, patches or apparel worn by EMS providers. It can also be found on road maps and highway signs indicating the location of, or access to qualified emergency medical care.
Each bar on the “Star of Life” represents one of six EMS functions. The functions include:
Detection: The first rescuers on the scene, usually untrained civilians or those involved in the incident, observe the scene, identify the dangers, and take appropriate measures to ensure their safety on the scene.
Reporting: The call for professional help is made and dispatch is connected with the victims, providing emergency medical dispatch.
Response: The first rescuers provide first aid and immediate care to the extent of their capabilities.
On scene care: The EMS personnel arrive and provide immediate care to the extent of their capabilities on-scene.
Care in transit: The EMS personnel proceed to transfer the patient to a hospital, and provide medical care during the transportation.
Transfer to definitive care: Appropriate specialized care is provided at the hospital.
For more information on the Star of Life, please visit www.ems.gov/staroflife