Acadian Ambulance Service has announced the execution of an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of SouthernCross Ambulance, an EMS provider based in New Braunfels, Texas, effective January 15, 2024.
This acquisition enables Acadian to operate 12 additional ambulances and 10 additional wheelchair vans, and bring on 75 new employees. By combining expertise, resources, and experience, Acadian Ambulance aims to raise the bar even higher in terms of patient care, response times, and overall service quality.
Acadian Ambulance Chairman & CEO Richard Zuschlag said, “The acquisition of assets of SouthernCross Ambulance and the addition of their team members will strengthen our operations in Texas and ensure that residents continue to receive exceptional pre-hospital care and medical transportation.
”This move bolsters our operations in Hays, Guadalupe, Bexar, Travis, Bastrop and Comal, and brings our operations to Caldwell and Karnes Counties,” said Acadian Ambulance President Justin Back.
Founded in 1995, SouthernCross Ambulance offers emergent and non-emergent ambulance transportation services to areas of South-Central and South Texas, providing local and long-distance Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Life Support (ALS), and Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) ambulance transportation to and from hospitals, rehabilitation centers, clinics, nursing homes, and skilled-nursing centers. In select areas, SouthernCross functions as either the primary 911 or backup 911 ambulance provider.
Founded in 1971, Acadian Ambulance provides emergency and non-emergency medical transportation to 33 Texas counties and the Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio metro areas. The company is owned by its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan and is one of 12 agencies in Texas accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services.