Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Abbott Expands Hub for Medical Dispatching, Plans to Add 75 Jobs

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Abbott Expands Hub for Medical Dispatching, Plans to Add 75 Jobs

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Abbott EMS is planning to add up to 75 jobs this year as its St. Louis office grows to cover five more states.

From the third floor of their St. Louis-based operations, Abbott dispatchers direct paramedics and ambulances to emergency and non- emergency calls in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

Abbott employs 450 people in the St. Louis area, and has its medical personnel on standby at Cardinals and Blues games and other events.

By the end of the year, the St. Louis command center will more than double its reach as the company expands into Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Abbott's office, southeast of the intersection of McCausland and Manchester avenues, recently went through a $750,000 upgrade to become a state-of-the-art dispatching hub. The company is eliminating smaller dispatch centers and consolidating into the St. …

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