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Trev Kleinow, NRP, CEO

Trev Kleinow, NRP

Trev is a Nationally Registered Paramedic that began his career as a hazmat technician. During that time, he continued his education to obtain his EMT license with the State of Nebraska and National Registry in 2006. He went on to obtain his Paramedic license where he graduated on the President’s List from the Accelerated Paramedic Program in McCook, Nebraska.  Since then Trev has held the position of paramedic ER Tech at Great Plains Health Emergency Department, and then further advanced his career by coming a transport medic and 911 medic for Regional West Garden County Hospital.

Jim Smith M.D., Physician Medical Director

Jim Smith M.D.

Dr. Smith attained his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1988. In 1991 he completed an Emergency Medicine residency program at Akron General Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident. He has been board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine since 1992. He has served as President of the Nebraska chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians and in 2006 was appointed by the Governor of Nebraska to serve on the Nebraska State EMS Board and is currently board chairman. Dr. Smith was a Medical Manager for FEMA, Nebraska Task Force 1, Urban Search and Rescue team and was deployed to the 9/11 World Trade Center towers collapse in New York City and also is a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Smith is currently a member of the Great Plains Health Board of directors and has held the positions of Secretary/Treasurer and Board Chairman.  He has been Medical Director of Emergency Services at Great Plains Health since 2006. He currently provides medical direction for; North Platte Fire Department, Maxwell Fire and Rescue Department, North Platte Recreation Center, Great Plains LifeNet fixed wing and rotor wing flight programs, Chase County Rescue, Brady Fire and Rescue and Priority Medical Transport, LLC. Dr. Smith was named as "Supervising Physician of the Year" by the Nebraska Academy of Physicians Assistants in 2005, the Nebraska Stroke Advisory Council Service Award in 2007, "EMS Physician Medical Director of the Year" for the State of Nebraska in 2014, and in 2019 he was awarded the "J.G. Elliott Award" by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the highest recognition they bestow to an individual who has made significant contributions to the state of Nebraska in the field of medicine or health services. 

TJ Williams, FP-C EMS-I, Clinical Director

TJ Williams, FP-C EMS-I

TJ Williams started training for his career during his senior year of high school.  Since the beginning it has been a passion that he truly enjoys.  TJ started his EMS career working as an EMT for a service providing both 911 and interfacility transports.  After completing his Paramedic training at Creighton University in 1998 he continued working as a Paramedic for Jefferson County Ambulance.  During his career, he credits his mentors for teaching him to not only excel at your career but help others around you do the same.  TJ is a State of Nebraska EMS instructor, NAEMT instructor AHA instructor, Mid-Plains Community College instructor and continues to teach all levels of EMS providers in initial and continuing education.  In 2000 TJ moved to North Platte to begin his career with North Platte Fire Department where he worked as Captain Paramedic for 17 years. TJ completed his Critical Care Paramedic training through Creighton University and has worked as a Flight Paramedic since 2010.  TJ continues to work with Great Plains Health Life Net as a flight paramedic and base educator.  During his career TJ has received many accolades including the Green Cross Award, NEMSA Paramedic of the Year, and Great Plains Health Advanced Provider of the year.  TJ and wife Lynnsey have one son. 

Kerri Kleinow, Office Manager

Kerri Kleinow

Kerri began her professional career in 2002 when she accepted a postion in a North Platte Dental Office. She quickly was promoted to Office Administrator and successfully ran this office until accepting the Office Administrator position at Hazmat. In 2011, she joined the Lincoln County Assessor's Office, before relocating to Oshkosh Nebraska, where she also joined the Garden County Assessor's Office for 3 years. In 2015, Trev and Kerri returned to North Platte with the goal of creating and starting up Priority Medical Transport, and she has been instrumental in it's success and growth from one location to four.  They have three grown children and three grandchildren. 

Glee Smith, Marketing Director & Community Outreach

Glee Smith

Glee received a dual major in Marketing and Business Management from North West Missouri State University in 1984.  She spent 4 years in Operations and Employee Training with United of Omaha.  She was then named Personnel Director at the Summit County Juvenile Court in Akron Ohio for 3 years.  Following the completion of Jim’s residency, they returned to Nebraska and Glee was helpful in the start-up of She continued on with for 10 years in the areas of Marketing, Production, and Customer Service.  Since her move to North Platte in 2004 she has been an active member of LCMA (Lincoln County Medical Alliance) and served as President for 3 years, served 8 years as a Board member on Rape and Domestic Abuse Program, worked at USave Pharmacy and served as a Buyer and currently as a Board member for Goodfellow Shoe Fund. They have 4 grown children and one grandson. 


"Great experience during a stressful time. Thank you to Trev for taking great care of our son in the back while we were being transported to Omaha Children's Hospital in December. You helped me remain calm when all I wanted to do was freak out. Thank you to the driver (I think it was Tyler) for driving and getting us there safely."

~ Christina B.

"During a very very scary time, you transported my husband and were able to keep me calm the whole way. You transported him 2 times before he passed away, but each time you were so caring and supportive of the most precious person, the love of my life. Thank you for the wonderful job. I am so grateful you were there with me. God bless you all! "

~ Lisa W.

""Thank You so much for the wonderful care you gave Steve & making the transfer go smoothly from Eldorado Nursing Home in Trenton to W Memorial Extended Care Unit in E CO. You were both so wonderful! We'll never forget you! You kept Steve so comfortable and got him to his destination so he could be back in his hometown. Steve passed away on July 22nd peacefully. Thank You Again! ""

~ Love, Carol Y., Lola D., & Heather E. & family

""Thank you for the wonderful job you did transporting my mom, Florence B. to Colorado from Nebraska. She told me what great care you took of her & I appreciated you staying in contact with me, even through tornado weather!""

~ Karen S.

"Dear Mr. Thompson, I'm sorry that I don't remember your first name, but I do remember how kind you were to me as we traveled across the state with Del. I thought I had my head on straight but I think I was in shock. I know my mouth ran nonstop & I didn't realize it until I got out! Thank you so much for all you do to make N.P. & surrounding areas a safe & inviting place to live.....Thanks again & God bless you & your partners who watched Del in the back.""

~ Sincerely, Del & Joyce R.

""Priority Medical Team, I cannot put into words how thankful I am for the service you have provided to the North Platte Community over the last couple of months. I have definitely provided some complex transportation needs, & you have always done your best to accommodate the patient's needs. I have heard from numerous nurses how pleasant the crew members are when picking up our patients. Thank you so much for facilitating our ambulance needs!""

~ Sincerely, Lauren M., Case Management

"Hi Dr. Smith, One of your NP crews transported a patient for us last night and I wanted to thank them. I did not catch all of the names but know Carlos and Erin were two of the three. They drove to our facility under terrible weather conditions, they were calm, professional, and kind. They took a critical patient, and her daughter to Kearney in the same terrible weather conditions. Please let them know we appreciated them and prayed for their safety. Thanks for what you do!"

~ Shelly A. Director of Acute Care Nursing Services, Melham Medical Center

"I just had to make sure a message was sent about the AMAZING care that was taken to transport my daughter, Haley, from Hastings OVERNIGHT ALL THE WAY to Gillette Children's Hospital in Minnesota the night of Sept. 21 and the morning of Sept. 22. Ben, Mitchell, and Jonas were THE BEST crew I could have asked for to take us there. My daughter had a very scary and LONG day with violent, involuntary tremors and her Rett team wanted to admit her in MN. I knew I couldn't take her there myself as I usually do with her condition as bad as it was. My nerves were frazzled after all day in the ER and Haley was one worn out young girl; and these three gentlemen put both of us at ease. They were kind, compassionate, and very thorough in making sure her every need was being met the whole 7.5 hours there!! I am beyond grateful for being able to ride along. I would have been a mess driving behind wondering and worrying about what she was going through. I only wish all ambulance companies were as compassionate as Priority and these three gentlemen were. No ambulance ride is fun so when you have a crew like this it makes everything so much more manageable. Please make sure to get a message to their boss and to them about just how grateful I am for all that they did. Thank you so very much! "

~ Sincerely, Jacy H., mom to Haley

"Hi Dr. Smith, One of your NP crews transported a patient for us last night and I wanted to thank them. I did not catch all of the names but know Carlos and Erin were two of the three. They drove to our facility under terrible weather conditions, they were calm, professional and kind. They took a critical patient, and her daughter, to Kearney in the same terrible weather conditions. Please let them know we appreciated them (and prayed for their safety). Thanks for what you do! "

~ Sally A., Director of Acute Care Nursing Services Melham Medical Center

"Priority Medical Compliments & Thank You’s To the McCook Priority Team- Thank you for transporting my Dad, Norman H. from Cambridge to Kearney. The Care given to him was greatly appreciated. Being an EMT myself, I value good care given to the patients. Thanks again, "

~ Kristi J., EMT Sutherland Rescue

"Happy New Year to you both!! Just heard from some staff how well Priority has been doing, and how glad we are to have them in town “so nice to know they are here”. I agree. J Hope you are both having a nice day. "

~ Julie W., RN BSN, Director of Emergency/Mother Baby Services Community Hospital

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