Tommy Mann Jr.
The Orange Leader
LAKE CHARLES, La. —
Acadian Ambulance Service has expanded its North Texas service area with the acquisition of StarPlus EMS in McKinney.
The expansion, which took effect at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, added 50 full-time employees, eight ambulances and three wheelchair vans to Acadian’s Texas operations.
Acadian now provides emergency and non-emergency service in 33 Texas counties, including Orange, Jefferson, Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Sabine and Chambers. The company began operating in the state in 2006.
Porter Taylor, vice president of operations, said, “Acadian is committed to the North Texas market, and we are excited about the opportunities the purchase of StarPlus presents. This is a case of two good companies coming together to provide the best possible patient care and customer service in the region.”
Acadian, which also serves the Austin, Dallas and San Antonio areas and Louisiana and Mississippi, was established in 1971 and is owned by its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. It has about 3,700 employees and is nationally accredited, one of only 150 ambulance services in the nation and one of six in Texas to have earned the prestigious designation.