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Adventist Health Tulare logo joins LifeStar Ambulance’s fleet of EMS vehicles


TULARE – LifeStar Ambulance and Adventist Health Tulare’s joint commitment to deliver high-quality, compassionate care to Central Valley residents is now on display in a new way. LifeStar, a locally owned and operated company founded in 1995 by Don Schultz and Jackie Paull, has added the Adventist Health Tulare logo to its fleet of 10 ambulances.

Adventist Health Tulare contracts with LifeStar Ambulance to transfer patients from the hospital to other healthcare facilities, ensuring a secure, smooth transition for patients. LifeStar Ambulance’s team of paramedics and EMTs provides 911 service to the Tulare, Tipton, Pixley and Earlimart areas, following the policies and procedures of the Central California Emergency Medical Services Agency to transport patients to the most appropriate hospital.

Adventist Health Associate Patient Care Executive Sheri Pereira says the logo addition symbolizes the strong relationship between the hospital and EMS company. “This partnership affirms that LifeStar is supportive of the hospital,” Pereira said. “In turn, we are confident in the care they provide to our patients during transport. Having a solid working relationship with our local ambulance company and local businesses is very important.”

As former emergency department managers at the Tulare District Hospital, LifeStar’s Schultz and Paull have extensive experience and knowledge of emergency medical services. “We have a deep connection with the hospital,” Paull said. “From the moment Adventist Health began in Tulare [in 2018], they have been a perfect fit. We wanted to show our community the great partnership we have.”

The Adventist Health Tulare logos were created by Truck Sign Design and applied by Tulare’s Rigo Signs.

PHOTOS: LifeStar ambulance with new Adventist Health Tulare logo.

Lifestar logo


Adventist Health Tulare is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii as well as others across the U.S. through its Blue Zones company, a pioneer in taking a systemic and environmental approach to improving the health of entire cities and communities. Through this work, Adventist Health is leading a 21st century well-being transformation movement. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides care in hospitals, clinics, its innovative Adventist Health Hospital@Home program that provides virtual in-patient care at home, home care agencies, hospice agencies and joint-venture retirement centers in both rural and urban communities. Our compassionate and talented team of 37,000 includes associates, medical staff physicians, allied health professionals and volunteers driven in pursuit of one mission: living God's love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope. Together, we are transforming the American healthcare experience with an innovative, yet timeless, whole-person focus on physical, mental, spiritual and social healing to support community well-being.