Central EMS announced today that Corey Thomas has been promoted to Vice President of Operations, South Georgia. Thomas will oversee medical transportation contracts and services to hospitals and medical facilities in the communities of Macon, Dublin, Savannah and Statesboro.
“We are very pleased to welcome him back to the Central EMS family,” said Robby Atkins, interim Southeast Regional President. “With more than two decades of operations management expertise in South Georgia and a long history as a respected member of the local EMS community, Corey will complement the Central EMS team as we focus on growing and expanding operations in the region.”
In addition to South Georgia, Central EMS operates a large and growing base of operations in the Metro Atlanta area. These operations will continue under the leadership of Danny Henderson, Vice President of Operations.
“By dividing Central EMS’ distinct regions under two great leaders in Danny and Corey, it will allow us to focus more effectively on growth opportunities in each of those markets,” said Atkins.
Most recently, Thomas has served as a consulting Operations Director for Priority Ambulance, providing operation support throughout the company’s footprint as needed. For the past several months, he has been assisting Medshore Ambulance operations in Anderson, South Carolina, with their dispatch center operations and preparations for CAAS re-accreditation.
He previously was a member of the Central EMS team from 2006 to 2016 as Southeast Region Commander, business development specialist and Paramedic. Thomas also managed clinical operations for the Southeast Georgia market, as well as clinical training and employee onboarding. In 2016, Thomas founded Signature Ambulance in 2016, where he served as Chief Administrative Officer overseeing all aspects of the business.
Thomas began his career as a certified Paramedic in 1999. He took on his first management role several years later with Baxter/Biolife Plasma in Greensboro, GA, where he was an assistant manager and physician substitute from 2003-2005.
Thomas also is a member of the Priority Ambulance Leadership Foundation’s EMS Leadership of Tomorrow Class of 2019. He and fellow students are currently completing a year-long, intensive executive training program designed to foster the next generation of EMS leaders and entrepreneurs.