AMR selects new regional director for Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties

AMR selects new regional director for Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties
Reads 972

American Medical Response has promoted Mike Sanders to regional director for Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. In this role, he will be responsible for operational oversight of the more than 400 professional EMTs, paramedics and support staff at AMR, Gold Coast Ambulance, Lifeline Medical Transport and CALSTAR Air Medical Services who provide air and ground emergency medical services throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

“I am honored to be selected as the regional director of our local paramedics, EMTs and CALSTAR team,” Sanders said. “Having started as a field paramedic and worked my way up into this leadership role, I am excited for the opportunity to use my experience to further enhance our very successful EMS system in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.”

Sanders brings 20 consecutive years of management experience to his new role. In his prior position as director of operations for Ventura County, Sanders led two local AMR business units. His responsibilities included overseeing the Ventura County EMS contract, monitoring resources to ensure divisional compliance, and directly supervising more than 200 employees. He was also responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with key players within the system, such as hospital facilities, labor unions, community stakeholders and beyond.

“Mike was selected to lead our operations in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties because of his experience and proven track record of operational and clinical excellence,” said Mike Rice, AMR’s vice president of operations.

Sanders is an active member of AMR’s Office of Emergency Management team, as well as the Ventura County Prehospital Services Committee, which meets monthly with several key representatives from the local EMS community to review, discuss and implement systemwide EMS policies and changes.

For more information about AMR and its team, visit

About American Medical Response (AMR)
American Medical Response, Inc., America’s leading provider of medical transportation, provides services in 40 states and the District of Columbia. More than 28,000 AMR paramedics, EMTs, RNs and other professionals work together to transport more than 4.8 million patients nationwide each year in critical, emergency and non-emergency situations. AMR also provides fire services through Rural Metro Fire Department, For more information about AMR, visit and follow American Medical Response on Facebook @AMR_Social on Twitter and Instagram. AMR is part of the Global Medical Response family.

About REACH Air Medical Services
REACH Air Medical Services, headquartered in Sacramento, CA, provides critical care air and ground transport service to communities throughout California, Oregon, Nevada, Alaska, Texas, Colorado and Hawaii. REACH employs hundreds of highly trained nurses, paramedics, pilots and aircraft maintenance technicians to provide service to patients using their fleet of medically equipped helicopters, airplanes and ground ambulances. REACH is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS), which is the gold standard for patient care and safety in the medical transport industry. For more information, visit REACH is part of the Global Medical Response family.

About Global Medical Response
With more than 36,000 team members, Global Medical Response delivers compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services in the United States and around the world. GMR was formed by combining the industry leaders in air, ground, managed medical transportation, and community, industrial/specialty and wildland fire services. Each of our companies has a long history of proudly serving the communities where we live: American Medical Response (AMR), Rural Metro Fire, Air Evac Lifeteam, REACH Air Medical Services, Med-Trans Corporation and AirMed International. For additional information, visit us on LinkedIn or at

Please Login or Register to comment on this.