PURSUING EXCELLENCE SINCE 1945
Founded by H.B. Hightower in Bremen, Georgia, as Hightower Funeral Home, providing ambulance service as part of the service offerings
Became the first licensed ambulance service in Haralson County
Separated ambulance service from funeral business and merged with Miller Ambulance Service to form the first countywide ambulance service as Ambucare. Founder’s grandson, Bill Hightower, and his wife, Susan assumed leadership.
Became the second ambulance agency in the state of Georgia to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS), a status proudly maintained since.
Established critical care ambulance program and the company began its annual in-house critical care training program.
Joined Priority Ambulance family of companies, the largest private ambulance service in Georgia.
Ambucare EMS has more than 45 EMTs, paramedics, dispatchers & support staff serving their patients each year with 6 ambulances and emergency vehicles.
Ambucare EMS is proud to provide Critical Care transportation to Haralson, Polk, and Paulding counties. Ambucare also provides interfacility transportation services to Carroll, Heard, Troup, and Douglas counties, respectively.
Trust built with communities, medical facility partners, patients and employees is at the heart of our company. We build that trust by infusing into every aspect our core values of S.A.F.E – Safe. Accountable. Friendly. Efficient. When we deliver on our core values, our customers experience the key attributes of service and quality care that present as our employees being professional, courteous and on-time. The consistent delivery of this service over time builds the trust of our community members and customers that is essential to our success as a member of the Priority Ambulance family of companies.
Meet the Priority Ambulance Family of Companies
Priority Ambulance is a dynamic, rapidly growing company with current operations in 13 states. The company has been listed for four consecutive years on the Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies in America. More than half of the company’s 610,000 annual patient transports are in response to a public call to 9-1-1, while the balance of our transports originate through requests from health care facilities. Throughout its national service area, approximately 4,100 highly trained paramedics and EMTs staff a fleet of 830 state-of-the-art ambulances and support vehicles with the latest medical equipment and technology.
The Priority Ambulance family of companies has served and built trust in their communities for decades. We believe in the importance of preserving our companies’ legacies and cultures by keeping the leadership, company names and brands in place when they join our family. Each local operation is autonomous in its decision-making and is supported with additional capital, resources and expertise from the national leadership team, as well as its sister companies.