Greg Beauchemin is president and chief executive officer of Community Emergency Medical Service, Inc. (CEMS), southeastern Michigan’s largest private, not-for-profit emergency medical service (EMS).
With a career start as a paramedic, Beauchemin teamed with Botsford Hospital in 1982 to form CEMS. Under his leadership, CEMS now operates eight companies nationally, six of which are joint ventures with large health care systems. In 1986, CEMS began the Life Support Training Institute (LSTI), an EMS training school, followed by Parastar, an EMS/fire billing, consulting and management firm. CEMS’ latest additions include two fleet maintenance facilities, CEMTECH and CASTECH. Between all these organizations, CEMS employs a workforce of nearly 1,000 people.
Beauchemin was awarded the William Klingensmith EMS Administrator of the Year Award in 1997, a nationally-recognized honor for exceptional leadership in the industry.
He earned a master’s degree in Emergency Health Services from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a bachelor ‘s degree in Emergency Medical Service from Madonna University, Livonia, Michigan