At only 19 years old, Rylan Stone is already managing an emerging game-changer in the field of medical transportation, which he founded. Through Medi-Ops, he seeks to create a positive change in the medical health industry by extending help to more people in need of efficient and reasonably-priced medical transportation services.
Rylan is unlike any other 19-year-old. He started his first entrepreneurial endeavor at 15 years old. It was a scrap metal recycling business to fund his passion in falconry, an ancient sport utilizing trained birds of prey to hunt wild quarry. Through his first business venture and with the help of his father, he learned about finance, profitability, as well as marketing. He put his online marketing skills to help his mother run her health clinic.
By high school, Rylan was a successful falconer. He was even invited to the international festival of falconry in Abu Dhabi. The Sheik sponsored his entire trip as he participated in the festival as a North American representative. Aside from falconry, Rylan was also drawn to another sport, rugby.
As a sport that entails genuine teamwork, especially when injuries are involved, Rugby paved Rylan’s way toward his passion for helping others. Having parents who ran a health clinic, he is determined to explore the field of medicine. But before that, he took the initiative to study and become an emergency medical technician (EMT) while attending a public charter high school.
During his junior year, he successfully graduated from his EMT education and landed a job with Mountain States EMS in Colorado. While working for this ambulance company, he discovered a prevalent problem in medical transportation. He found out that the company he was working for had limited resources such that if a nursing home called for their services, they would have no choice but to decline the call. There was very little to no assistance in finding an alternative ambulance for such a nursing home.
Seeing the need for better medical transportation services, Rylan took a leap of faith and established Medi-Ops. This company is a transportation management organization that facilitates the transportation of ambulance, air ambulance, stretchers, wheelchairs, and medical courier transportations. Medi-Ops provides a centralized dispatch center for patients and facilities to schedule transportation services that employ upfront quotes to avoid unpleasant surprise billings.
All transportation providers of the company utilize an operating manual to ensure that the standard of service is more than reliable. The company is available seven days a week for 24 hours a day.
Medi-Ops is now one of the first American companies to develop an “emergency medical courier” program, which now works with independent helicopter and airplane operators. Today, Rylan’s company receives 3,000 to 4,000 calls a year for medical transportation services across the United States.
It is truly astonishing how Rylan became a treasured innovator in the medical field at such an early age. His impressive ideas are revolutionizing the medical transportation industry. Yet he still manages to take care of his falcons and enjoy his youth with his girlfriend and their pet dog. With a curious mind and a knack for innovation, nothing is ever impossible.
Learn more about the founder and director of operations of Medi-Ops, Rylan Stone, through their website.