Acadian Ambulance Service has announced the execution of an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of St. Landry EMS. The acquisition is expected to close on or before November 30, 2023.

This acquisition enables Acadian to operate four additional units and bring on 35-40 new employees, strengthening services in its Hub City and Central Louisiana regions. Both companies’ commitments to providing exceptional emergency medical care remain steadfast, and this transaction will only serve to strengthen the ability to serve residents better. By combining expertise, resources, and experience, Acadian aims to raise the bar even higher in terms of patient care, response times, and overall service quality.

St. Landry EMS, founded 19 years ago and based in Opelousas, LA, operates in St. Landry and Avoyelles Parishes. St. Landry EMS Owner Steve Quebedeaux said, “This strategic agreement marks a significant milestone for both organizations and presents numerous opportunities for growth and improvement. We strongly believe that this union will result in a more comprehensive, efficient, and customer-focused emergency medical service for the entire community. I am also pleased that my employees will have access to Acadian’s exceptional benefits and have the opportunity to become employee-owners of Acadian Ambulance Service.”

Acadian Ambulance Chairman & CEO Richard Zuschlag said, “The acquisition of assets of St. Landry EMS and the addition of their team members will strengthen our operations in St. Landry and Avoyelles Parishes and ensure that residents continue to receive exceptional pre-hospital care and medical transportation.”

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