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AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE COMPLETES ACQUISITION

 BOSTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- American Medical Response, Inc. (NYSE: EMT), the nation's leading provider of ambulance services, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Life Medical Industries, Inc., headquartered in Stockton, Calif. Life Medical, which serves the San Joaquin County area, had revenues of approximately $4.5 million in 1992. Specific terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
 "Life Medical is well known in the California marketplace for its emphasis on quality first. Its outstanding management team is held in high regard throughout the industry," commented Paul M. Verrochi, chairman and chief executive officer of American Medical Response. "We are truly delighted to have them as part of our growing California operations."
 "American's pre-eminent industry leadership is reflected at every level of their operations: management, financial strength and reputation," said Louis K. Meyer, president of Life Medical. "They are an ideal partner in a changing industry, and we are pleased to join the AMR partnership of entrepreneurs."
 American Medical Response is the leading provider of emergency and non-emergency ambulance services in the United States. The company currently provides ambulance services in the United States. The company currently provides ambulance services in Northern California, South Central Connecticut, Northern Delaware and Southern New Jersey, Southern and Central Mississippi, Portland, Ore., and surrounding areas, Central Colorado and Dade County, Fla. The company's growth strategy is focused on acquiring new businesses, expanding existing operations, improving the quality and efficiency of operations, and promoting and capitalizing on the expertise of the operating executives of its providers.
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 /CONTACT: James E. McGrath, director, American Medical Response, 617-261-1600, or Cara Kiewel of Edelman Worldwide, 212-704-8187/
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CO: American Medical Response, Inc.; Life Medical Industries, Inc. ST: Massachusetts, California IN: HEA SU: TNM

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