From ground to air and back again, Acadian Ambulance Service is all about getting Southerners to the hospital safe and sound. The company provides ground and air medical transportation service to millions of residents in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Along with its ground ambulances, the company operates a handful of helicopter ambulances through affiliate Metro Aviation. Its many subsidiaries provide a broad array of additional services including telemedicine (remote patient monitoring), paramedic training services, chartered transportation, and emergency medical services to offshore oil projects. Established in 1971, Acadian Ambulance Service is owned by its employees through a private stock option plan.
Acadian's fleet includes more than 400 ground ambulances, helicopters, and fixed-wing aircraft.
The company has expanded its operations through the years through occasional acquisitions. Building its business in Texas, in late 2012 Acadian acquired StarPlus EMS in McKinney. The purchase expanded the firm's presence in North Texas and added 50 employees, eight ambulances and three wheelchair vans to Acadian's Texas fleet. In 2011 it purchased Central Texas EMS, an emergency and non-emergency transport services provider in three counties, as well as Humble-based NorthStar EMS, which extended operations in Harris and Montgomery counties. – less