Rick Cornett began Jan-Care in 1970. He started the company with one ambulance while his wife, Juanita, dispatched from their home. Rick has always taken the risks necessary to see that Jan-Care thrived. He has worked hard to provide quality care to the patients that we serve. He also believes in giving back to the community where we sponsor free blood pressure clinics, cholesterol screenings, and cover numerous football and basketball games. He has also been very active with the legislation on passing bills that uphold the high standard of pre hospital care. Rick lives in Beckley with his wife Juanita. He has three grown sons and four grandchildren that also live in the area.
J. Todd Cornett, Vice President
Joseph "Todd" Cornett, son of Rick Cornett, started working with his father at age fifteen. He has worked in all aspects of the ambulance business from transporting patients to leading the upper management team. Todd has always kept the theme of "patient care is our top priority" close to heart. He believes that this basis has made Jan-Care what it is today. He has seen Jan-Care grow from covering four connecting counties to being the largest ambulance provider in the state. Todd is the Vice President of the West Virginia Ambulance Administrators Association. He is also a voting delegate for Mountain State EMS and sits on the legislative committee for the West Virginia EMS Coalition. Todd lives in Beckley with his wife and two sons.
Paul Seamann, RN, NREMT-P, MSMHCA Director of Operations
As Director of Operations, Paul is involved in every aspect of Jan-Care. Paul serves on numerous EMS committees and is continuously involved with the direction and training of Jan-Care's employees. Currently, Paul is the president of Mountain State EMS. In addition to being a national registry paramedic for over 30 years, he has served as an ICU and ER nurse. Paul also earned his master's degree in healthcare administration, graduating with high honors. Paul brings a keen analytical perspective, as well as tremendous educational and practical knowledge, to Jan-Care. For Mr. Seamann's Curriculum Vitae, click here.
Rachel Cornett, Director of A/R and Communications
Rachel Cornett, wife of Todd Cornett, has worked for Jan-Care for nearly 25 years. She is a member of the executive management team and is the Director of Accounts Receivable and Communications. Rachel started her career at Jan-Care at the age of 15 doing office filing and helping to file claims to UMWA. She worked in billing for several years and worked with all insurances. She then started an in-house collection group and headed that for two years. Following this, she along with 3 others formed the first Medical Support initiative in the state, which prescreened all non-emergency calls for medical necessity and decided on the appropriate level of transportation. She later became the Communications Director. After two years as Communications Director, she took over the billing department as Director of Accounts Receivable. She played an instrumental role in the administration, training and implementation of Electronic Patient Care Reporting. She also serves as chairperson on the Workplace Wellness Team.
Did You Know?
Jan-Care responds to over 100,000 calls for help per year.
Jan-Care drives over 6 million miles every year.
Jan-Care has a coverage area of over 5,700 sq miles in 11 counties.
Jan-Care provides primary 911 in 5 counties
Jan-Care has participated in area paramedic programs for over 30 years.
Jan-Care offers EMT, ACT and Paramedic classes every uear.
Jan-Care issues over 3,000 ACLS, PALS, and CPR cards per year.
Jan-Care employs over 430 employees locally in West Virginia.
Jan-Care is the largest EMS provider in West Virginia.
Jan-Care operates a WV-OEMS certified fleet of over 150 emergency vehicles.
Jan-Care provides high school football coverage for 12 high schools across 6 counties.
Over the past 40 years people have sometimes been puzzled by the level and degree of Jan-Care Ambulance’s altruistic activities. Those things the organization does for little or no reimbursement and for people both in and outside our coverage areas.
Jan-Care remains solemnly proud of our private for-profit status; this means that we serve our communities without asking for governmental or tax-based assistance. We want to earn the right to provide care for our patients. And yet this business model does not fully explain the ‘heart and soul’ of our organization.
While the core and traditional philosophy instituted and maintained by this family-run business was not learned or adapted from a textbook, perhaps it is best explained by paraphrasing excerpts from noted business author Robert K. Greenleaf’s renowned essays, The Servant as Leader and the Institution as Servant.
A servant-leadership inspired organization begins with an innate desire to serve, from this foundation a conscious choice in made to care for others and lead in times of crisis. The entire organization sincerely feels that their success is ultimately measured by the degree of enrichment they provide in the lives of others. And perhaps most compelling; these organizations differ from other institutions or persons of good will in that they willingly and consistently act on what they believe. Service inspired organizations do not find satisfaction in talking the talk; they confidently and willingly make every effort to walk the walk, each day.
At the very heart and soul of Jan-Care radiates an innate desire to serve. From this core value rises a conscious resolution to deliver high quality and compassionate care to others and provide inspired leadership within EMS and healthcare. Each day we sincerely hope that we can make a positive difference in the lives of those we touch.
While our Ambulance crews have shaken the hands of four U.S. Presidents, it truly gives us more pride and sense of accomplishment to see our touch bring a smile to the face of a frightened or lonely patient. Jan-Care Ambulance is committed to service.
I just wanted to call you and praise the crew that transported my son they did an excellent job!
I was in a horrific car accident, its just great knowing that there are people like you 24 hours a day to come and help people like me when they are in bad shape
Car Accident Victim
I see them bring in patients at the cancer center I go to and they do a excellent job!
Healthcare Facility Employee
Jan-Care is the best i love working with them!
Would like to say thank you to the crew from the wood county area not sure of unit number that stopped to check on me this bitter cold morning off the Camden Ave exit in Parkersburg when my big truck was having mechanical issues thanks again guys and gals keep up the good work
Above and Beyond
I love my job, the people I work with are great. I've made a lot of friends since I've started. The company is amazing, and the EMT class's are equally amazing.
On the job training employee
I required the service of Jan-Care to transport to a different facility I was in. They did their job with smiles. They joked and made me comfortable yet remained professional. I was very pleased with them. Thank you.