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Priority Ambulance hires Debbie Stone as national director of human resources

August 17, 2015

August 14, 2015

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Contact: Amanda Shell Jennings
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(865) 255-0661


Debbie Stone headshotPriority Ambulance has hired Debbie Stone as director of human resources to oversee all recruiting, hiring and benefits management throughout the company’s national network.

“Our human resources are our company’s greatest strength and developing those assets is critical to our continued growth,” Priority Ambulance CEO Bryan Gibson said. “Debbie will oversee the recruitment and management of the high-caliber employees who provide the excellent local customer experience associated with Priority Ambulance. Debbie’s expertise will continue to elevate our position as a premier employer in the EMS industry.”

Stone has nearly a decade of experience in human resources and legal and regulatory oversight with emergency medical services companies. Stone will apply her expertise in developing human resources policies and procedures for startup ambulance companies, mergers and acquisitions to Priority Ambulance’s rapidly growing national footprint. In addition to human resources experience, Stone has managed state, vehicle, pharmacy and Medicare/Medicaid licensure and inspection processes that will help as Priority Ambulance expands into new territory.

Prior to Stone’s work in EMS, she worked as a paralegal at several law practices. Stone holds a paralegal degree from Barkley College in Los Angeles.

Stone volunteers with the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and attends retreats that support individuals living with the disease. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest human resources membership organization. She has three grown sons.

Stone will be based at Priority Ambulance’s headquarters in Knoxville, Tenn., and will serve Priority’s national ambulance network in Tennessee, Alabama, New York, Pennsylvania, Arizona and Indiana.

About Priority Ambulance

 Based in Knoxville, Tenn., Priority Ambulance provides the highest level of clinical excellence in emergency and nonemergency medical care to the communities it serves. Throughout its national service area, more than 600 highly trained paramedics, EMTs and telecommunicators staff approximately 100 state-of-the-art ambulances with the latest medical equipment and technology.

Priority Ambulance provides emergency and nonemergency medical transport options to communities in Tennessee, New York, Pennsylvania, Alabama and Indiana. Operating as Priority Ambulance, the company serves Knox, Loudon and Blount counties in East Tennessee. Priority Ambulance operates as Kunkel Ambulance in Utica, New York; as Trans Am Ambulance in Olean, New York; as Shoals Ambulance in Alabama; and as Seals Ambulance in Indiana.