Atlantic Ambulance Service Named Business Leader of the Year
Peabody, Massachusetts, March 20, 2013 - Atlantic Ambulance Service, a division of Cataldo Ambulance Service, was presented as Business Leader of the Year at the 2013 Mary Upton Ferrin Awards, held annually by the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber’s Business Leader of the Year Award is awarded to a business that is philanthropic, innovative or community minded and unselfishly supports the community. Atlantic Ambulance Service was chosen to receive this award based on the organization’s efforts to provide quality care and community service to the City of Peabody.
Atlantic Ambulance began as the emergency medical provider to the City of Peabody on July 1, 2008. Since that time, it has done many things for the city and within the community that went beyond its contractual obligations. Those things include supporting local groups and programs, donating defibrillators to the city, providing coverage at citywide events, volunteering to drive senior citizens to see the Christmas lights, offering employee training to local businesses and participating in a Career Day and mentoring program at the high school.
Dennis Cataldo accepted the award on behalf of Atlantic Ambulance Service and dedicated the award to the devoted EMTs and Paramedics who take pride in providing emergency services to all of the communities in which they service. “On a daily basis, the EMT’s and Paramedics working in our system continue to go above and beyond expectations in both their philanthropic activities and clinical capabilities. They are undoubtedly our biggest asset and have given us the ability to reach heights that we never imagined when the company was first started.”
Since opening their doors in 1977, the Cataldo family has made it a point to always give back to the communities they service. Dennis stated; “The responsibility provided by the cities and towns that we service goes beyond responding to calls for emergency transport. We take great pride in being a strong business partner and entrenching ourselves as a valuable part of the community. It’s an honor to be recognized by the Peabody Chamber as the Business Leader of the Year.”
In addition to Peabody, Atlantic Ambulance provides Emergency 911 Services to Lynn, Marblehead, Salem, Saugus, Newburyport, Salisbury and West Newbury. In total, Cataldo Ambulance Service is the emergency 911 provider to sixteen communities throughout the North Shore and the Greater Boston Areas. Over the past 5 years, Cataldo Ambulance has received similar awards from both the Marblehead and Malden Chambers of Commerce.