President of Med Tech Ambulance Service
About Gary Reis
Gary Reis is the president of Med Tech Ambulance Service, a company he created in 1996 to transport patients to hospitals and nursing facilities in Rhode Island. The largest firm of its kind in the state, Med Tech provides up-to-date technology, safe and clean vehicles, and a professional, friendly staff. In 1998, Gary Reis founded Ambulance Rescue Billing, Inc., (now A-Stat Medical Billing Management Inc.) which offers bill processing and a number of other services for healthcare organizations throughout New England.
Mr. Reis, a resident of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, enjoys giving back to his community. His work as a board member of the Alliance for Better Long Term Care earned him a 2009 Hero Award and a 2009 Outstanding Contribution Award from the organization. He has also helped establish an orphanage in Swaziland, Africa, and has sponsored several local charity events.
When not involved in business or community activities, Gary Reis pursues active hobbies, like boating, golfing, and working out at the gym.
The ESGR Patriot Award
For more than two decades, Gary Reis has served as president of Med Tech Ambulance Service in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Over the course of his career, Gary Reis has earned a number of accolades. He has been recognized by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve as a patriotic employer.
The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) issues a number of annual awards, including the ESGR Patriot Award. Any employee actively serving in the National Guard or Reserve, as well as spouses of active members, can nominate a supervisor or employer for the Patriot Award in recognition of the employer’s direct contributions to the nominating party. An employer can engage in any number of activities that benefit a Citizen Warrior, including flexible work schedule opportunities, time off leading up to and following active deployment, and various methods of family support.
A Patriot Award can only be won by an individual supervisor, not a division or an entire company. However, eligible individuals can nominate as many supervisors as they would like, with each person potentially receiving a Patriot Award. Nominations can be made online at www.esgr.mil.
How to Use an Automated External Defibrillators
Gary Reis is the president of two successful companies in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Triton Fleet Services and Med Tech, Inc. Gary Reis is also a civic-minded community member. In 2005, Mr. Reis he donated lifesaving automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, to every athletic complex and playing field in his city.
AEDs are easy to use and require no training. Follow these steps to use a defibrillator on someone who is having a heart attack.
1. Confirm that the person is unconscious, not asleep. Immediately call 9-1-1, or have someone else do it while you begin providing care. Make sure the person is away from puddles or other water sources before you begin.
2. Power the defibrillator on. The device will begin to give instructions.
3. Expose the person’s chest. Dry it if necessary.
4. Remove any metal, such as body piercings, necklaces, and underwire bras from contact with the person’s skin.
5. Confirm that your patient does not have a pacemaker or other implanted medical device. If such a device is present, make sure pads are placed at least an inch away from them.
6. The AED comes with two large adhesive pads. Position one on the right side of the chest, just above the nipple. Place the other pad lower on the left side, below the nipple and on the side of the left ribcage. The AED will always provide a diagram to remind you where the pads go.
7. Make sure no one is touching the unconscious person. Press the AED’s “analyze” button.
8. The AED will tell you when to administer a shock. Stand clear, and press the shock button when directed.
9. Begin or continue CPR until help arrives.