Emergency medical service has new name, new look.
ROCHESTER, Minn. (WKBT) — An emergency medical service has a new name and new look.
Gold Cross Ambulance is now Mayo Clinic Ambulance.
Gold Cross has been part of Mayo Clinic since 1994. With the change, the ambulances, uniforms and building signage will become consistant with the Mayo Clinic brand throughout 2019.
“It will take us several months to update our entire fleet of ambulances. We have 70 ambulances serving communities across parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin, so we’ll take a phased approach to transitioning the fleet,” explains John Wald, M.D., a member of the Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service board of directors. “For a while, people may see both Gold Cross and Mayo Clinic ambulances in their communities – but it’s always the same Mayo Clinic paramedics and EMTs caring for them.”
The ground ambulance service is just one of five service lines that previously operated under the umbrella name “Mayo Clinic Medical Transport.” This name now has changed to “Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service,” which includes the five integrated services that Mayo Clinic provides to communities:
Ground ambulance (formerly Gold Cross, with 15 locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin)
Air ambulance (Mayo One helicopter and airplane)
Emergency communications (Emergency Communications Center)
Education and training (for Mayo Clinic paramedics, EMTs and other staff, as well as community first responders)
Community paramedicine (physician-ordered home care, currently offered in northwest Wisconsin)
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