Leslie Prado Named Health Leadership Fellow for 2012

Leslie Sofia Prado

Leslie Prado named Connecticut Health Foundation Leadership FellowEmergency Medical Technician

Aetna Ambulance Service, Inc.
Hartford, CT

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein


Leslie Sofia Prado migrated from Lima, Peru with her family as a young child and settled in Hartford.  She is dedicated to advocating high quality care for all patients, and wants to engage the community that raised her in joining this work.  Prado’s diverse experiences as a student, researcher and health provider have given her a clear perspective on the gaps and weaknesses in the health care system.  She understands the correlation between social determinants of health and health outcomes and believes that multilateral collaborations in and outside of the community are needed to address the complexity of health inequities. Read more…

Capitol Region Posts Report on Johnson Memorial Medical Center Evacuation

Aetna ASM Johnson Memorial Medical Center Hospital Evacuation

Aetna and ASM in staging for the evacuation of Johnson Memorial.

The After Action Report (AAR) associated with the evacuation of Johnson Memorial Medical Center following Tropical Storm Irene has been posted by the Capitol Region Council of Governments and their regional disaster management committee.

As part of the JMMC family, ASM and Aetna provided significant ambulance transport during the evacuation. Read the after action report (AAR) here…  Continue reading

Ambulance Service of Manchester Stays Active in Community

ASM gave the Hospital for Special Care a donation which supported the hospital’s sports camp for children with disabilities.
ASM gave the Hospital for Special Care a donation which supported the hospital’s sports camp for children with disabilities.

When thinking about the Ambulance Service of Manchester, some people will automatically think about the company responding to 911 calls. However, the ambulance service helps out in other ways in the community, as they have contributed to several charitable causes and will continue to do so in the future. Read more…

‘Broken Road’ Leads To Rascal Flatts Concert

The following article appeared in the Hartford Courant on August 11, 2011. Video appears with the permission of Fox61. 

HARTFORD COURANT – Jesse Leavenworth

Sharon Vanover needed good news.

On July 30 in Stafford, a car with an allegedly drunk driver at the wheel crushed Vanover’s right leg as she rode on the back of husband Mark Vanover’s motorcycle. Recovery will be long and painful, and the Vanovers said they had to close one of their two day-care centers this week because Sharon cannot manage the business.

Into these dark days comes the Ambulance Service of Manchester and a modern version of the Cinderella story. Read more…

In a card written to the crewmembers, Sharon writes, Continue reading