Corey Thomas serves as vice president of operations overseeing the statewide operational footprint of Central EMS from north of Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia.
With nearly 20 years’ experience in the health care and EMS fields, Corey 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 served as an assistant manager and physician substitute from 2003-2005.
Thomas joined Rural/Metro Ambulance in Atlanta, GA, in 2005 as operations manager and paramedic for the company’s South Fulton County operations. A year later, he was hired by Central EMS in Atlanta as regional operations manager, business development specialist and paramedic. During his tenure, Thomas managed clinical operations for the Southeast Georgia region, as well as clinical training and employee onboarding.
In 2016, Thomas started Signature Ambulance, where he served as Chief Administrative Officer. There, he oversaw all aspects of finance, revenue management, human resources, risk management, operations, training, business development and compliance.
Thomas returned to the Priority Ambulance family of companies in 2019, joining Central EMS in his current role overseeing all South Georgia operations.
Corey is a member and transportation sector representative to Alliant Quality, the quality innovation network-quality improvement organization (QIN-QIO) for Georgia and North Carolina. There, he works with fellow community healthcare professionals to create solutions for improving healthcare delivery.
Thomas was a member of the inaugural class of the Priority Ambulance Leadership Foundation’s EMS Leadership of Tomorrow in 2019, completing a year-long, intensive executive training program designed to foster the next generation of EMS leaders and entrepreneurs.