Thorne Ambulance Service (TAS) is a family owned and operated organization that remains patient and provider centered. Over the course of the past decade, Thorne's team of caring and compassionate providers have positively impacted the lives of thousands across our state. Providing wheelchair, Basic and Advanced Life Support services, Thorne remains the premier provider of mobile medicine in South Carolina.
At the age of 22, our Founder & CEO, Ryan Thorne had a vision to reinvent the private ambulance industry. Serving as a Paramedic, Ryan had a front row seat to the shortcomings and challenges often associated with the private ambulance industry, and he aimed to do something about it. Thorne's team has been successful in their pursuit, and more than a decade later, the TAS team continues to find new and innovative ways to deliver mobile medicine to those who need it most.
Presently, we provide mobile medical care to a variety of healthcare communities and residences in the Upstate, Midlands, and Grand Strand region of South Carolina. Partnerships with Mercy|Bon Secours (Greenville), AnMed (Pickens), and HCA Grand Strand (Myrtle Beach) give TAS the opportunity to positively impact nearly 25,000 lives annually. Additionally, Thorne provides several hundred event standby services each year through our partnerships with the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Clemson University, Furman University, Presbyterian College, Anderson Motor Speedway, and many others.
Thorne Ambulance Service is comprised of a team of highly dedicated professionals who strive to improve not only as individuals, but as an organization and as an industry. Our open door policies provide our staff the opportunity to take part in the decision-making process, allowing the best ideas to win.
We have been extremely successful in our approach, and we look forward to many more years of service to the great state of South Carolina.
The communications team of Thorne Ambulance Service is comprised of highly trained and experienced Communications Specialists, overseen by a Communications Supervisor. The Communications Department operates on a 24/7/365 basis. Thorne employs the highest quality technology to assist our communications team in routing and tracking every unit within their fleet.
The majority of dispatch operations occur from Thorne's Greenville office, and beginning in December of 2020, an additional communications center will be added in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The Operations Division of Thorne Ambulance is presently operated between three (3) locations: Greenville, Myrtle Beach & Laurens. Our Greenville Operations are overseen by a Clinical Manager, Field Supervisor and team of Field Training Officers. The Clinical Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the Upstate and Midlands divisions of Thorne Ambulance Service. Our Myrtle Beach Office Manager and Paramedic Field Supervisor oversee all activities associated with operations in the Grand Strand region.
We provide 24/7 Advanced Life Support (ALS) service from our Greenville and Myrtle Beach locations. Our ALS providers are required to undergo additional in-house training to become proficient with high-acuity interfacility transfers. These transfers include: ventilator-dependent patients, multi-channel infusion pumps, the monitoring of blood products, and other critical patient types. While we excel as an emergency services provider, our team is also capable of providing these higher levels of interfacility transfer services.
Our leadership team is built by those who grow from within the organization. We strongly believe in promoting from within, and every full-time team member has the ability to grow into his or her desired position, so long as they are willing to put forth the work and effort required to promote within our high-functioning system.