Southfield-based Beaumont Health is moving forward with plans to sell its ambulance division to Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Services of Michigan. The deal is expected to close in December. A purchase price was not disclosed.
The division includes Community Emergency Medical Service, Parastar, and Beaumont Mobile Medicine. The Michigan Attorney General approved the sale earlier this month, and Beaumont has been working with Superior, which is based in Illinois, for the past year. Negotiations began prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
About 500 employees in Beaumont’s ambulance division will transition as part of the transaction.
“We are looking forward to continuing to work with Beaumont Health,” says Mary Franco, vice president of Superior. “It was also very important for us to transition the staff over to our organization. The staff’s knowledge of southeast Michigan, combined with their expertise, will allow us to continue serving the community well.”
In April, the two companies signed a definitive agreement for the sale of the division.
Beaumont has eight hospitals, 145 outpatient sites, nearly 5,000 physicians, 38,000 employees, and 3,500 volunteers.