VBEMS Holds Open House at New Location in Mattawan - Bronson Healthcare

Published on July 08, 2009

PAW PAW, Mich. - Van Buren Emergency Medical Services (VBEMS) is celebrating the grand opening of an additional station in Van Buren County on Sun., July 19. The community is invited to attend an open house between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the new location at 23400 Red Arrow Highway in Mattawan, about a half mile north of I-94.

Community members will be able to tour the new 4,000 square foot station, meet the VBEMS staff, learn about the inner workings of an ambulance and enjoy snacks and beverages.

VBEMS' headquarters will remain in Paw Paw at 39338 Red Arrow Highway, just west of the downtown area.


VBEMS is a not-for-profit ambulance company that has been serving Van Buren County since 1987. It is owned and operated by Bronson Healthcare Group based in Kalamazoo, which also owns Bronson LakeView Hospital in Paw Paw. Van Buren County contracts with VBEMS to provide emergency medical response services in the townships of Almena, Antwerp, Arlington, Decatur, Hamilton, Lawrence, Paw Paw, Porter and Waverly. Services include: 911 emergency medical service; advanced cardiac and trauma transports; critical care and long distance transfers; and non-emergency and wheelchair transports.