December 25, 2009 (Spring Valley) – Eddie Arredondo enjoyed Christmas at his brother’s home in Spring Valley thanks to a holiday goodwill project from American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance service. Arredondo, who suffers decreased mobility and muscle contractures, resides and receives care at Windsor Gardens Golden Hills.
“Anyone who has been away from home during the holiday season knows the longing that comes with missing that special time with family,” said Travis Kusman, operations manager for AMR San Diego. “AMR’s paramedics and EMTs look forward to this project every year. Our caregivers often build personal relationships with nursing homes and their residents, and ‘Home for the Holiday’ let’s our dispatchers and crews interact with the nursing home staffs, their residents and families in a warm light.”
With the project, called “Home for the Holiday,” AMR donates roundtrip ambulance service on Christmas day for a selected nursing home patient, to and from their family residence. The nursing home selected the participating patient earlier this month.
AMR has offered ambulance service in San Diego County for over 60 years. The company
Is a subsidiary of Emergency Medical Services Corporations. Headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, AMR’s 18,500 paramedics, EMTs and other professionals transport more than four million patients with a fleet of over 4,500 vehicles. For more information on AMR, visit www.AMR.net.