Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services files for bankruptcy after 45 years


Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services officials confirmed Nov. 19 that the emergency medical services provider had filed for bankruptcy in an effort to reorganize the nonprofit’s debt. (Courtesy of Cypress Creek EMS)

Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services officials confirmed Nov. 19 that the emergency medical services provider had filed for bankruptcy in an effort to reorganize the nonprofit’s debt.

CCEMS, which was first formed more than 45 years ago, previously provided emergency medical services to approximately 177 square miles in northern Harris County in areas including Cypress, Tomball, Spring and Humble, though a fractured relationship with Emergency Services District #11 eventually led the district to form its own EMS provider – ESD 11 Mobile Healthcare – forcing CCEMS to pursue other projects.

CCEMS spokeswoman Miranda Sevcik said officials believed the move was the best option for the EMS provider.

“CCEMS intends to override it,” Sevcik said in a statement. “The best option we have is protection of the reorganization record from federal Missouri bankruptcy court. CCEMS has engaged seasoned insolvency professionals who guide CCEMS through this process and who will lead CCEMS into a secure future.

Sevcik said it remained unclear how the bankruptcy filing would affect CCEMS employees, adding that the next step in the process would be to find a director of restructuring through the bankruptcy court. After the officer’s approval, this person will make recommendations for CCEMS’ next steps in the future.

In June, the CCEMS signed an agreement with American Jet International, an on-demand aircraft charter company that offers medical flights and organ transportation throughout the United States and internationally. According to the agreement, CCEMS provides medical flight crew and equipment to assist AJI with all medical transportation needs from its Houston headquarters at Hobby Airport.

CCEMS also partnered with CHI St. Luke’s Health The Vintage Hospital, The Woodlands Hospital and associated stand-alone emergency rooms in October to provide critical care medical transport services. In addition, the EMS provider offers medical services at events and training services for future emergency medical technicians.

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