Mark D. Thompson now leading MMR in S...

Mark D. Thompson now leading MMR in Saginaw

There are 4 comments on the Ann Arbor News story from Sep 12, 2008, titled Mark D. Thompson now leading MMR in Saginaw. In it, Ann Arbor News reports that:

Mobile Medical Response of Saginaw has changed leaders. Raymond G. Little of Bay City has retired as chief executive officer.

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Saginaw, MI

#1 Sep 13, 2008
Now the evil scourge which is MMR can fall apart. No one else can be as under-handed as Little. He is the glue that kept MMR together. He has destroyed the lives of many of his own employees and the employees of counties which his Nazi reich took over. All in the name of providing EMS service. In reality all in the name of padding his early retirement bank account. His paramedics make 8 or 9 dollars an hour while he made 6 figures. This man is re-incarnation of Adolph Hitler and anyone who works for him is a mindless lemming. Evil business practices result in an early retirement-but an eternity in hell.

United States

#2 Oct 16, 2008
I work for Mobile Medical Response - MMR. I am a vice president here and started out as a paramedic 20 years ago. I began my working at MMR as a paramedic supervisor in 1994 with Mr. Beem.

It's disheartening that a bitter individual like Mr. Beem could accuse over 400 hard-working, Mid-Michigan paramedics, EMTs and other dedicated individuals of being lemmings and Nazis. Think what you will of Mr. Little - he is not, was not, nor ever will be all that MMR was or is. He WAS an employee of the company just as the rest are. He was governed by an unpaid Board of Directors who have and continue to do the best they can for the communities that are served by MMR. Every employee that I know does the best that they can on a daily basis for the betterment of their community.

Obviously Mr. Beem does not keep pace with wages, benefits or anything else that is current in EMS, let alone MMR. His confusing rant is defamatory, inflammatory and a downright slap in the face to people and the profession that he was once associated with.

Mr. Beem left a framed portrait in my office when he left MMR. It is a photo of an eagle flying low over the water with the caption: "Leadership is action, not position." He is now attempting to lead the reader down a path of untruths and deception while hiding behind a position of anonymity.

The truth is that MMR is a 501(c)3 non-profit based in Saginaw, providing the highest level of medical care and transportation in 9 counties covering over 550,000 lives and 5,000 square miles. We have 66 ambulances and 3 supervisor units producing as many as 46 emergency units on the road at peak hours. We provide on the phone pre-arrival emergency intruction to callers from 6 counties as our units respond to those callers. We are nationally accredited and have been so for over 11 years. We provide over 2.5 million dollars of charity annually to the communities that we serve. Our doors are always open and we welcome visitors with open arms.

MMR is community based EMS at its finest and no one person made MMR, nor will any one person injure MMR's exemplary reputation. MMR is a wonderful team of professionals providing an essential service to people in need during difficult times. I am honored to be able to work with such a fine team of professionals on a daily basis.

Thank you to everyone for taking the time to get to know us better. We are your pre-hospital care team and we work for you everyday.

Saginaw, MI

#3 Oct 20, 2008
I know nothing about this company. Jbeem is obviously upset and has some major issues with MMR. But I must say the response by Dshuell sure sounds like propaganda. Why wouldn't you leave it alone if you thought this was a rant by some upset former employee? When you go to this much trouble to respond maybe there is truth to what Jbeem says. Just my two cents.

Since: Feb 08

La Crosse, WI

#4 Feb 10, 2009
Who are your board of directors? Why are they unpaid?

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