ATLANTA, Feb. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LogistiCare, the nation’s largest non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) broker, today announced it was honored with the Safety Award in First Aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator training (AED) given by the National Safety Council (NSC). NSC is a non-profit organization recognized as a pioneer in safety training. The award honors LogistiCare for exceeding a series of rigorous safety benchmarks, demonstrating the company’s proficiency in providing safe non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT).

“When looking at our award program, we realized we didn’t have a category that recognizes leaders in first aid, CPR and AED training, but we wanted to honor LogistiCare for going above and beyond the requirements of safety regulations,” said Robert Thomma, National Safety Council director of major accounts. “LogistiCare has created an industry standard in NEMT safety that should be applauded and replicated.”

NSC first aid, CPR and AED training are among many credentialing standards and protocols drivers in LogistiCare’s transportation provider network must complete. The company’s stringent, safe driver program also includes instruction in defensive driving, passenger assistance and sensitivity training.

Gordon McInnis, safety director at LogistiCare, accepted the award on behalf of the company.

“NSC programs are unrivaled in helping reduce risk and promoting safety,” said McInnis. “Our clients choose to work with us because they know there is a consistent application of leading safety protocols and our adherence to these standards gives members confidence knowing they will experience reliable, safe transportation. The NSC acknowledgement is a great distinction of which we are very proud.”

LogistiCare’s most recent recognition is one of many honors the company has received from the National Safety Council. Past accomplishments include:

2012 - DDC Best Performance Award: Presented to the DDC Training Center whose accomplishments far exceeded other training centers in their group.

2013 - DDC Trend Setter Award: Presented to DDC Training Centers that work to develop as many safe drivers as possible.

2014 - DDC Powerful Performance Award: Presented to DDC Training Centers that consistently achieve high levels of performance.

2015, 2016 and 2017 - DDC Remarkable Results Award: Presented to DDC Training Centers that remarkably lead their field in developing safer drivers on our roadways.

About LogistiCare

LogistiCare, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ: PRSC), is the nation's largest manager of non-emergency medical transportation programs for state governments and managed care organizations. Its range of services includes call center management, networking credentialing, vendor payment management and non-emergency medical transport management. In 2016, the company maintained a 99 percent complaint-free service rate while managing over 69 million trips and more than 27 million eligible riders. For more information, visit www.logisticare.com.

About the National Safety Council

The National Safety Council (nsc.org) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, NSC advances this mission by collaborating with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact.

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Mike Rieman
Cookerly for LogistiCare
404.419.9230
mrieman@cookerly.com