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Stephanie Queen Joins Air Methods as SVP of Clinical Services

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This past summer, Stephanie Queen joined the Air Methods executive team as the Senior Vice President of Clinical Services. With 20 years of nursing under her belt, Queen has leveraged her expertise and passion for improving the quality and safety of healthcare delivery across the country for Air Methods. Before making the move to Colorado, […]

JaeLynn Williams Joins Authority Magazine to Discuss Five Things You Need to Succeed as a Senior Executive

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As part of their women leadership series, Authority Magazine recently interviewed our CEO, JaeLynn Williams, about her leadership at one of the country’s largest air medical service providers. JaeLynn spoke with Phil La Duke from Authority Magazine about the unconventional path that led her to where she is today, the excitement and challenges of being […]

AIR METHODS ANNOUNCES IN-NETWORK AGREEMENT WITH HEALTHPARTNERS

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We’re happy to announce that we have entered an in-network agreement with HealthPartners, a consumer-governed, nonprofit healthcare organization based in Bloomington, Minnesota. The agreement enables Air Methods to provide HealthPartners plan members – totaling 1.8 million people across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, North Dakota, and South Dakota – with critical air medical services at discounted […]

DURING UNPRECEDENTED CRISIS IN CALIFORNIA, AIR METHODS’ CREWS ANSWER CALL

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Wildfires have engulfed California since late summer, with 8,500 wildfires burning over 4.2 million acresto date. Air Methods’ crews in California have been called upon to help with many missions related tothis statewide disaster. The below is the story of one such rescue: On Sept. 5, the Sierra National Forest in California’s Central Valley was […]

JAELYNN WILLIAMS JOINS HIT LIKE A GIRL PODCAST TO DISCUSS LIFESAVING CARE IN CRITICAL MOMENTS

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Our CEO, JaeLynn Williams, opened up about her advocacy for saving lives and her ambitious goal for AirMethods to be 100% in-network with health insurance companies on this week’s episode of the HIT Likea Girl Podcast. Williams spoke with hosts Joy Rios and Robin Roberts about the unconventional path that led her towhere she is […]

VANDERBILT LIFEFLIGHT NAMED NATIONAL PROGRAM OF THE YEAR BY LEADING TRADE ORGANIZATION

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Air Methods’ own, Vanderbilt LifeFlight of Nashville, Tenn., has been named the Air Medical Program ofthe Year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). This prestigious award, sponsored by AirbusHelicopters, recognizes an air medical program that has demonstrated a superior level of patient care,management prowess and quality leadership through visionary and innovative approaches, customerservice, […]

AIR METHODS STATEMENT ON NEW YORK TIMES BALANCE BILLING ARTICLE

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Yesterday the New York Times published an article about a COVID-19 patient in Pennsylvania who was transported by Air Methods. After the transport, the patient’s health insurance company, Independence Blue Cross, denied coverage for the COVID-related transport and medical care. The article incorrectly identified Conemaugh Medstar as the Air Methods partner that transported the patient, […]

IT’S TIME FOR ALL HEALTH INSURERS TO GO IN-NETWORK WITH AIR MEDICAL SERVICES

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For the past three years, Air Methods has been focused on securing in-network partnerships with health insurance companies so that our patients receive a discounted rate for our services. Air Methods is now in-network with more than 50 commercial health plans across the U.S. Over 80% percent of the population is covered for Air Methods’ […]

HAPPY EMERGENCY NURSES WEEK!

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Emergency Nurses Week is celebrated Oct. 11 through 17, with a special focus on Oct. 14 for Emergency Nurses Day. We talked to a couple of our amazing nurses to get their perspective on the job they are so passionate about. Waking up each day as a flight nurse at Air Methods is anything but […]

AIR METHODS LEAD MECHANIC HONORED BY FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

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by Air Methods Thomas “TJ” Hall, Air Methods airbase lead mechanic for Atrium Health’s MedCenter Air in Charlotte, N.C., has dedicated much of his life to maintaining helicopters that save lives. Hall started his career in the Vietnam War, at the age of 20, and has never looked back. His hard work and dedication earned him a special honor […]

AIR METHODS SENDS LETTERS TO CONGRESS SUPPORTING COMPETITIVE HEALTH INSURANCE REFORM ACT (HR 1418 & S 350)

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AIR METHODS STATEMENT ON FLORIDA HB 747

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by Air Methods On Sept. 18, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed HB 747: Coverage for Air Ambulance Services into law. Air Methods has released the following statement on the legislation: Two years ago, when Gov. Ron DeSantis was on the campaign trail, he praised “patient-centered, market-based insurance.” But that notion suffered a severe setback for […]

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