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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 […]

CHRIS MYERS TESTIMONY BEFORE THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF INSURANCE LEGISLATORS (NCOIL)

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On Saturday, April 17, 2021, Chris Myers, Air Methods Executive Vice President of Customer Experience, Reimbursement, and Strategic Initiatives, testified before the NCOIL Health Insurance & Long Term Care Issues Committee regarding the NCOIL Model Act regarding Air Ambulance Protections Draft. The following is the complete text of his testimony with presented materials. The hearing […]

HOW AIR METHODS IS INNOVATING AIR MEDICAL EDUCATION WITH GAMES

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In 2021, we redesigned our clinical education approach to embrace emerging technology and advanced educational concepts. As part of this initiative, our clinical education team has moved away from pass/fail competency validation in favor of a team-based and employee-first approach. To maximize learning, training events are now designed around improving patient outcomes by focusing on […]

NEW AMPED EPISODE: TREATING PATIENT SHOCK

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Our podcast, AMPED (Air Methods Prehospital Education) is back this week with a new installment. The podcast, which launched in early 2021, is designed for prehospital and in-hospital care providers and sheds light on the unique and challenging clinical scenarios faced by our emergency medical crews. It is a first-of-its-kind platform in which air medical […]

AIR METHODS REOPENS SEASONAL AIR IDAHO RESCUE BASE IN WEST YELLOWSTONE

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Our subsidiary, Air Idaho Rescue, has reopened its West Yellowstone seasonal air medical base serving the greater Yellowstone region. In conjunction with Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC), the Air Idaho Rescue base extends care to Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, the Gallatin National Forest, and the Madison River valley. The base officially […]