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Superior Ambulance – Est. 1959

blanche and david hill
Blanche and David Hill
David Hill, Co-Founder, Superior Ambulance
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Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service, Inc. was founded in 1959 by David and Blanche Hill, offering the first emergency ambulance service in DuPage County, Illinois. For over 60 years, Superior Ambulance has grown to offer many different services within the EMS industry.

1968 – Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service Inc. established, providing air transportation to any place in the world.

1973Illinois Medi-Car, Inc., established as Illinois’s first wheelchair transport company for wheelchair-bound and disabled patients.

1974 – Superior Ambulance is the first EMS service to employ female paramedics to staff the ambulance, providing care to the sick and injured.

1981 – David B. Hill III becomes President of Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service, Inc., continuing his family’s tradition of setting high standards in the ambulance industry.

1984Metro Paramedic Services, Inc., established providing paramedics, paramedic firefighters, rescue diver paramedics, ambulances, and emergency medical equipment to rural, urban, and suburban municipalities and fire protection districts.

Superior established the first Critical Care Transport program in Illinois.

1990 – Paramedic Billing Services, Inc., established providing EMS billing services for municipalities.

1991 – Superior established its first community-based station in Evanston, Illinois, beginning the rapid expansion of Superior that continues to date.

1994 – NORCOMM Public Safety Communications, Inc., established Illinois’ first private 9-1-1 call center providing police, fire, and emergency medical dispatch for villages, cities, and fire districts.

1995 – Superior Ambulance Service established Superior Special Events Team providing EMS support for community and professional events.

1997 – Superior Ambulance Service established Courtesy Van Services.

2000Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service of Indiana, Inc. established operations.

Superior Ambulance redefined Critical Care Transport by incorporating RN employees to function as crew, on CCT ambulances, eliminating the need for hospitals to send RN staff on transports.

Superior Ambulance Service purchased Co-Med Ambulance Service.

2003 – Superior Ambulance established operations in Rockford, IL, providing inter-facility transport, dedicated hospital standby ambulances, and supporting the Rockford Fire Department with 9-1-1 mutual aid.

2004 – Superior has more than 1,300 employees and continues to break the mold as a pioneer in the private ambulance industry.

2005Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service of Michigan, Inc. established operations.

Superior Ambulance Service responded to Hurricane Katrina, Superior’s first FEMA activation.

2006 – Superior Ambulance Service relocated to its state-of-the-art Corporate Headquarters in Elmhurst, IL.

2007 – Superior established Air Ambulance transport division, providing aeromedical services based at DuPage County Airport.

2009 – Superior Air-Ground Ambulance celebrates 50 years in providing emergency and non-emergency transportation!

2010 – Superior Ambulance purchases second Airbus EC135 P2+.

2014 – Superior establishes Community Paramedicine Program.

2017 – Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service of Michigan, Inc. achieved accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS).

Superior Ambulance established second Illinois aeromedical base at the Greater Kankakee Airport, IKK.

Superior Ambulance Service opened the Chicago Illinois Medical District Station, bringing over 100 jobs to Chicago, servicing Cook County Health.

2018Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service of Wisconsin Inc. established operations.

2019 – Superior Air Ambulance achieved accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS).

2020 – Superior deployed rotating crews to New York City to support EMS during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service of Ohio, Inc. established, now providing medical transportation in five states.

Superior has more than 3,600 employees and continues to surpass industry standards.

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