Since 1997, EMHC has had a strong history in the greater Memphis area and surrounding regions of providing highly advanced treatment within the context of compassionate, patient-centered care. EMHC’s mission is to “Care for and Share with the Community.” EMHC is the Mid-South’s largest locally owned ambulance provider offering ground and flight services to individuals and families in their time of need. EMHC, seeks to lead by example by excelling not just as a healthcare business, but as a company with a calling to provide superior, individualized patient care.
EMHC’s founders, Michael and Bette Arndt, Don Parsons EMT-P, and Tony Ganz Rn.N., established EMHC in 1997 with the mission to provide compassionate, patient-centered care to the people of Memphis. Michael Arndt’s experience in emergency healthcare began during the Vietnam War, where he served two tours of duty as a medic. After returning safely from duty, Michael earned his license in Registered Nursing, specializing in Emergency Medicine. With Bette’s business experience, they created EMHC together, watching it grow from a single office, 5 ambulance operation to operating 30+ ambulances and an airplane for medical flights.
We have a skilled team of dedicated professionals with years of industry experience and a commitment to excellence. The common theme for our team members is a passion for caring for patients.
Our team is honored to be a trusted resource for our patients, customers, and our community. Let us know how we can be of service to you!
Dave Sears — Chief Executive Officer
Joe Chiarella — President
O’Neal Ellis — Executive Director of Operations
Katherine DeJesus — Financial Controller
Margaret Henson-Lara — Director of Billing Services
Clayton Butts — Director of Education
Chris Welker — Director of Scheduling
Samantha Wheatley — Director of Communications
Natalie May — Director of Customer Care
Darrin Max —Director of Fleet Operations
Fred Edwards — Director of Special Events
Donnie Parsons — Chaplain
Angela Hart — Human Resources Coordinator
As part of our mission, we are committed to the communities we serve. We serve numerous organization in the Mid-South including: