Priority Ambulance Appears for the Third Consecutive Year on the Inc. 5000 Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

August 12, 2020

Inc. magazine today revealed that Priority Ambulance, a national leader in ambulance and mobile healthcare services, appears on its annual Inc. 5000 list for the third consecutive year. Priority Ambulance achieved the ranking of  No. 2,277 with 184 percent revenue growth over a three-year period. The Inc. 5000 list is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

“Being honored as one of the Inc 5000’s fastest-growing companies for three years in a row is a testament to the dedication of our paramedics, EMTs, nurses and support staff in providing exceptional ambulance service to more patients and new communities,” said Priority Ambulance CEO Bryan Gibson. “The quality of our leadership and people is our greatest driver in the growth of our company. In Priority’s sixth year, we continue to sustain a high percentage of overall growth, which inherently becomes more challenging each year as the company expands and matures.”

Because the percentage growth rate is compared over a three-year period, achieving comparative growth in subsequent years becomes more challenging as the company’s overall revenue base grows. Only one in four companies that achieve the Inc. 5000 list becomes a multiple-year honoree.

According to Inc., not only have the companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows significant growth compared with prior lists. The 2020 Inc. 5000 list of companies achieved a three-year average growth rate of more than 500 percent, and a median rate of 165 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for 1 million jobs over the past three years.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”

Currently celebrating its sixth year in operation, Priority Ambulance serves more than 430,000 patients annually with approximately 3,000 highly trained paramedics and EMTs staffing a fleet of 544 state-of-the-art vehicles with the latest medical equipment and technology. Priority Ambulance operates in 10 states under trusted local brands providing emergency and interfacility medical transport services.

Priority Ambulance recognized significant success in 2019, positioning the company to achieve the Inc 5000 list for the third time, including a focus on organic growth in existing markets and new 9-1-1 contracts in Arizona.

The Priority Ambulance family of companies includes Shoals Ambulance in Alabama; Maricopa Ambulance in Arizona; Puckett EMS in Georgia and Southeast Tennessee; Central EMS in Georgia; National EMS in Georgia; Seals Ambulance in Indiana; Kunkel Ambulance in Upstate New York; Trans Am Ambulance in western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania; Medshore Ambulance in South Carolina; A&E EMS in Tennessee and Priority Ambulance in East Tennessee. Priority Ambulance also serves Baptist Memorial Health Care facilities in West Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas under the Baptist brand.

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