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BOBBY ARDOIN
Contributing Writer

Med Express Ambulance Service has signed an agreement announced on Wednesday which allows the company’s assets to be purchased by Global Medical Response, a company which has headquarters in Alexandria.

The two companies made the joint announcement in a press release, while Darren Browning, strategic marketing development director for GMR, appeared before the St. Landry Parish Council to answer any questions at a Wednesday night meeting.

In the press release Med Express CEO Mark Majors said the company has provided emergency medical service to about half a million Louisiana residents for nearly 30 years.

Majors also wrote in the release that the asset purchase agreement with GMR is “a positive move forward for everyone here in Louisiana, as GMR has the breadth of resources to continue supporting and providing outstanding services for our team members and our Louisiana communities.”

The two companies have worked together in the past Majors pointed out.

Majors said Med Express has worked previously with Air Evac Life team, an emergency air ambulance team that is part of the GMR umbrella.

Browning told the Parish Council that the companies negotiated the assets purchase of Med Express for over a year. Browning also said during his presentation that Med Express customers should expect to see very little change once GMR begins providing service.

Randy Owen, the CEO for GMR, said the company offers a variety of service options that include online ambulance service request.

The press release also indicated Med Express currently employs nearly 350 men and women who provide emergency, non-emergency and wheelchair transports for Louisiana residents. In 2020 the press release said Med Express completed 50,000 medical transports.