Access Ambulance Service
Gary Reis oversees a series of medical and emergency transportation businesses that transport people to hospitals and medical service centers across Rhode Island. Ambulatory businesses owned by Gary Reis include Access Ambulance Service, which launched in 2007 with two ambulances and provided over 3,000 transports within its first year. The company takes steps to ensure full licensure and training of each driver through advanced computerized systems and training opportunities.
Access drivers wear a standardized uniform and photo identification badge that lists their certification and licensure level. Vehicle assignments are issued to drivers and medical techs through an advanced human resource (HR) management system designed to screen employees for up-to-date certifications prior to dispatch. Employees with expired certifications must renew their licenses before the system will assign them to a vehicle.
To ensure that its staff receives the proper training and education, Access employs a fulltime education coordinator and offers an onsite training facility featuring state-of-the-art audio and video systems. The facility provides emergency medical technician refresher courses and monthly training classes. All employees must attend at least four training courses per year, and newly hired personnel must take a two-week orientation, which includes field training and in-class lectures.
Access Ambulance Service
A senior business executive and entrepreneur in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Gary Reis currently serves as president of the ambulance company Med Tech and the commercial trucking company Triton Fleet Services. Since 2007, Gary Reis and the rest of the of the Med Tech management team have also operated the Access Ambulance Service.
Beginning with two ambulances, Access has grown over the years to support a fleet of nearly 50 vehicles that provide nearly 50,000 transports on an annual basis. In order to coordinate this fleet, the company operates a 24-hour dispatch center that incorporates a private branch exchange communications system with a block of 100 interlinked phone lines.
The Access dispatch center supports a trained staff of communications supervisors, phone operators, and dispatchers. These professionals use a range of high-tech hardware and software to ensure that clients receive safe emergency transport in a timely fashion.
Access also employs multiple phone carriers with lines that enter from different streets in order to ensure uninterrupted service at all times. Even if one carrier experiences problems, clients can reach Access through the other carrier in times of need.
Building Bridges Program
An experienced emergency medical technician in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Gary Reis serves as president of Med Tech Ambulance Service and president of Triton Fleet Services. Gary Reis is also a board member for the Alliance for Better Long Term Care, an organization that honored him with the 2009 Hero Award and the 2009 Outstanding Contribution Award.
Founded in 1979 and based in Warwick, Rhode Island, the Alliance for Better Long Term Care is committed to protecting the rights of individuals who are living in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Among the organization’s numerous educational and outreach programs is the Building Bridge program, which pairs nursing facility residents and elementary-aged children for visits, projects, activities and other shared experiences.
These visits allow children to cultivate empathy and sensitivity to the unique needs of the elderly, as well as to experience the personal benefits of volunteerism. Additionally, the visits provide children with a helpful glimpse into the field of healthcare. For more information about the Building Bridges program, visit www.alliancebltc.com/page18.php.
Pawtucket Country Club
The president of the private ambulance service Med Tech, Inc. since 1996, Gary Reis has also served as the president of Triton Fleet Services since 2006. Outside of his professional career, Gary Reis enjoys traveling, boating, and golfing, and is a member of Rhode Island’s Pawtucket Country Club.
Part of the Massachusetts Golf Association and the Rhode Island Golf Association, the Pawtucket Country Club was established in 1902 as the Pawtucket Golf Club. What began as a 10-hole course on farmland grew to be an 18-hole course designed by one of the era’s top golf course architects, Willie Park, Jr. Having one of the best-maintained courses in the region, the country club is also family-friendly and has an average golf round completion time of less than four hours.
In addition to the golf course, the Pawtucket Country Club has several other amenities for its members, from an Olympic-sized swimming pool to a recently remodeled dining room. Recognized by both the 2015 WeddingWire Couples Choice Awards and The Knot’s Best of Weddings, its banquet facility – with an outdoor pavilion and a grand ballroom – is available for weddings and other events for parties of 10 to 200 people.
Mount St. Rita Health Centre
As the founder and president of Med Tech Ambulance, Gary Reis helps thousands of Rhode Island residents obtain the lifesaving emergency transportation services they need. Gary Reis is also a philanthropic community member who supports worthy charities and nonprofits; he has previously served as a presenting sponsor at Mount St. Rita Health Centre Annual Benefit Dinner at the Kirkbrae Country Club.
Mount St. Rita Health Centre was founded in 1971 as a retirement home specifically for Sisters of Mercy. In 1989, it opened its doors to everyone, regardless of age, sex, or religion. At its location in Cumberland, Rhode Island, gentle hills, beautiful woodlands, and vibrant gardens surround the Health Center. It is a peaceful and vibrant healthcare facility dedicated to serving patients in long-term care.
In addition to rehabilitation and care programs for people who have survived strokes, heart attacks, and cancer, the facility also provides compassionate hospice care. Through pain management, palliative care, and spiritual support, St. Rita Health Centre helps patients to find peace and dignity in their final days.
Med Tech Ambulance Service
As the owner of Med Tech Ambulance Service, Gary Reis has worked to aid both health care professionals and residents of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. In addition, Gary Reis has also donated automated external defibrillators to the Pawtucket Parks Commission.
Pawtucket, with a population of about 71,000 people, recently received a HeartSafe Community designation by the American Heart Association and the Rhode Island Department of Health’s Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Program. This program seeks to save lives by ensuring a community is prepared to provide early care in response to cardiac arrest. Part of this goal is making sure more members of the community are CPR-trained as well as increasing the number of AEDs available in public spaces and carried by first responders.
Activities such as CPR/AED classes and public safety officials’ promotion of CPR/AED response, earn communities points during the application process for the HeartSafe designation. When a person experiences sudden cardiac arrest, the chances of survival increase dramatically when high-quality CPR and an AED are used, even before first responders arrive.