Provider of On-Site Medical Services will Enhance GMR’s Ability to Provide Care
(GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.) — Global Medical Response (GMR) officials announced today that CrowdRx has joined the GMR family of companies. Randy Strozyk, GMR Senior Vice President of Operations, said CrowdRx’s expertise in site-based medicine and resources combined with GMR’s solid reputation in the event medical arena is exciting news for those who attend large gatherings throughout the United States.
“For more than 30 years, CrowdRx and its physician-led teams have prescribed and delivered medical services for large events across the country,” Strozyk said. “Their commitment to compassionate, discrete medical attention—regardless of the location—dovetails perfectly with our guiding principles. This is a very exciting addition to the GMR family that immediately adds value and experience to our services and raises the quality of care for our patients.”
Connor Fitzpatrick, Executive Director for CrowdRx, said the company is currently implementing medical screening services for select clients and venues.
“CrowdRx uses a portable, rapid deployable thermal imaging fever screening system that is used as a first level mass screening test,” Fitzpatrick said. “The system can detect fevers for large-scale public gatherings, including conventions and major events. In addition, we offer the industry-leading mobile emergency room, CrowdRx RAMPART. This versatile unit is used for major event coverage, and provides immediate access to critical care.”
In addition to thermal screening and the RAMPART Mobile Emergency Room, CrowdRx offers physician-led and medic-level services for the following:
- On-Site Physician Services
- EMT Standby and Staffing
- First Aid Stations
- Public Access AED and Bleeding Control programs
- Emergency Operations Plans
- Consulting Services
- Concierge Medical (Athletes, Touring Artists, VIPs, etc.)
Founded by physicians and staffed by a global network of MDs, paramedics, EMTs, RNs and other medical support personnel, CrowdRx keeps events uneventful by providing urgent care for patients and minimizing risk for its clients. Physician-led or medic-level event services can be tailored to the size of both the client’s crowd budget. We are on call to deliver quality medical services scaled to the unique needs and requirements of each and every gathering. CrowdRx is part of the Global Medical Response family.
About Global Medical Response
With more than 38,000 employees, Global Medical Response delivers compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services in the United States and around the world. GMR was formed by combining the industry leaders in air, ground, managed medical transportation, and community, industrial/specialty and wildland fire services. Each of our companies has a long history of proudly serving the communities where we live: American Medical Response (AMR), Rural Metro Fire, Air Evac Lifeteam, REACH Air Medical Services, Guardian Flight, Med-Trans Corporation and AirMed International. For additional information, visit us on LinkedIn or at www.GlobalMedicalResponse.com.
By Kait Shea via Event Marketer
Being part of an industry that thrives on face-to-face interactions and global travel makes the Wuhan coronavirus a concerning issue for event professionals. And while it has been declared a global health emergency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Americans have no reason to panic—yet. The “novel” strain of the virus was first identified in December in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, and has since spread to 20 countries, but the immediate health risk to the general American public is not considered high at this time, the CDC says.
As the conference calendar is heating up, we talked to the experts to help put this news event in perspective. Following are insights from the executives at CrowdRX, a physician-led organization that delivers medical services at events.
The Flu Poses a Greater Health Threat
While the media has been sounding the alarms on the Wuhan coronavirus based on its status as a new illness, the prevalence of the flu makes it a far greater health threat.
“Last year was the worst flu season we’ve had in the past 40 years,” says Connor Fitzpatrick, executive director at CrowdRX. “Eighty thousand people in the U.S. died of the flu last year. And in the U.S. alone, 15 million people caught the flu in the last four months… We need to keep the hysteria down—the flu is by far a bigger threat than the Wuhan coronavirus.”
Andrew Bazos, MD, managing director at CrowdRX, agrees. “There are flus that we know very well that have done a lot more [damage] in a day or two than this virus has done in the two or three weeks it’s been discussed,” he says.