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LIFESAVE 21 AND 22 SHOWCASE NEW AIRBUS AS350/H125 IN EMPORIA AND DODGE CITY, KS

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We are happy to announce the delivery of two Airbus AS350/H125 aircrafts to LifeSave 21 and 22, an Air Methods program. The two bases are located in Emporia, KS (LifeSave 21) and Dodge City, KS (LifeSave 22). Both bases hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies to give their communities firsthand looks at the latest additions to their […]

HOW HEALTHCARE SUPPLY CHAINS ADAPTED TO COVID-19 CHALLENGES

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The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted a lot of people’s lives, especially in healthcare. However, the impact on the industry’s supply chain was not something most people thought about. It happened fast, though. When nations began sending workers home and closed businesses to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, it caused an abrupt stop to many vital global supply […]

AIR METHODS AMONG ONE PERCENT OF PART 135 OPERATORS WITH FAA-RECOGNIZED SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Air Methods received its letter of acknowledgement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) accepting AMC’s Safety Management System (SMS). In the United States there are 1,977 Part 135 operators, and Air Methods is one of 21 to receive this recognition. “At Air Methods, safety is our number one priority and the recognition by the FAA […]

AIR METHODS WISHES YOU A SAFE AND HAPPY JULY 4TH WEEKEND!

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Four Safety Tips to Keep in Mind As we roll into the long holiday weekend, many will be celebrating with family and friends. From gatherings at the beach, lake, and mountains, to barbecues and late-night fireworks, new memories will be made. We want them to be positive ones, so your safety is paramount. Keep these […]

VANDERBILT LIFEFLIGHT CREWS RECOGNIZED FOR LIFESAVING EFFORTS AT STAR OF LIFE AWARDS

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We want to congratulate our partner Vanderbilt LifeFlight, the 2020 Association of Air Medical Services transport program of the year, and other Tennessee public safety agencies for their lifesaving work at the 13th annual EMS Star of Life Awards. Hosted by the Children’s Emergency Care Alliance (CECA), the EMS Star of Life Awards is a […]

HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER DEPLOYS LIFESAVING BLOOD PRODUCTS ON FLIGHTS

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We are excited to be collaborating with Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center, a New Jersey state designated Level II trauma center, to provide their emergency response aircraft with blood in flight. Blood products save lives during a medical emergency – especially for patients in or at risk for hemorrhagic shock or faced with significant […]

EXTENDING THE CAPABILITIES OF RURAL HOSPITALS THROUGH AIR MEDICAL SERVICES

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The already-delicate rural healthcare system is severely off-kilter with no indication of returning to pre-COVID normalcy. For rural hospitals, which generally exist on thin margins even in the best of times, the situation has only grown more dire. Just this year, at least 14 rural hospitals have closed in the U.S. This has incredibly adverse effects […]

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS COULD BE KEY TO MAINTAINING RURAL HEALTHCARE ACCESS ACCORDING TO THE AHA’S FUTURE OF RURAL HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE

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The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted everyday life in the U.S., and it wreaked havoc on our healthcare system. Hospitals lost revenue and were forced to lay off workers, a consequence of fewer visits to the emergency department and the postponement of non-urgent procedures. The American Hospital Association has estimated that U.S. hospitals are seeing a $50 […]

UNITED ROTORCRAFT AND VITA INCLINATA ANNOUNCE JOINT MANUFACTURING CAPABILITY PARTNERSHIP

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Vita Inclinata Technologies, which stabilizes load-swing and spin with the touch of a button, and United Rotorcraft (a division of Air Methods), a provider of superior aerospace products and system integrations, including FIREHAWK® helicopter modifications and U.S. Military MEDEVAC helicopter cabin modifications, have announced a joint manufacturing capability partnership. The partnership will focus on investigating […]

UNITED ROTORCRAFT DELIVERS TWO HH-60L FIREHAWK® HELICOPTERS TO VENTURA COUNTY AIR UNIT

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United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, announced today the delivery of two HH-60L FIREHAWK® helicopters to Ventura County Air Unit. Configured by United Rotorcraft this specially designed aircraft touts: 1,000-gallon water tank attached to the belly of the aircraft Extended landing gear to accommodate the tank Retractable snorkel than can refill the tank […]

PHELPS AIR CELEBRATES 1,000 PATIENT TRANSPORT MILESTONE

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We are pleased to announce that Phelps Air medical helicopter program, in conjunction with Phelps Health in Rolla, Missouri, has achieved a tremendous milestone of 1,000 patient flights. The 1,000th mission, completed in the fourth quarter of 2020, helped a patient receive critical care at a distant facility, illustrating the benefits of local air medical […]

UNITED ROTORCRAFT: MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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At Air Methods, we pride ourselves on a diverse range of capabilities with a focus on providing resources to help improve the communities we serve. While our largest offering is direct air medical services, with air ambulance bases all over the country, we also have expertise in the design and manufacture of aeromedical and aerospace […]

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