California Service celebrates its 50th anniversary
Hall Ambulance Service, Inc., which provides 9-1-1 paramedic service to the majority of California’s third largest County (Kern), celebrated its 50th anniversary on February 10, 2021.
Harvey L. Hall founded the company in 1971 from his home in Bakersfield with a bank loan of $ 15,000 and two ambulances. He built the business on the basis of his ideals of care, compassion and community.
His success stems from providing exemplary service and building relationships with his clients (his preferred term for patients transported by his ambulance service), local healthcare providers and agencies. public security.
In July 2020, on the 50th anniversary of the Wedworth-Townsend Paramedic Act, the California Ambulance Association, in partnership with the National EMS Museum, presented Hall as one of 17 Native Californians for their impact on the development of EMS in the United States. In addition to introducing several improvements in patient care, Hall was the driving force in making Bakersfield one of the first towns in the state to begin providing paramedic-level services when Hall Ambulance began staffing paramedics. ambulance paramedics in February 1975.
In May 2018, the founder’s era came to an end following his short and unexpected battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Hall’s vision and heritage is now carried by his wife, Lavonne C. Hall, as President and CEO, with a dedicated management team.
Hall Ambulance has come a long way since 1971 when it started with two ambulances and five employees. Today, it employs over 450 EMS professionals and serves 88% of Kern County with a fleet of over 100 ambulances, an air ambulance and an intensive care transport unit.
Hall Ambulance’s continued success can best be attributed to a shared belief in the importance of adhering to Mr. Hall’s standards, also known as the “Hall Way of Doing Things”.