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RECREATION, COVID-19 SURGES STRESSED EMS SYSTEMS LAST YEAR

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It’s been a strange, stressful year for our flight paramedics and nurses in eastern Idaho, with pandemic challenges adding a new burden to their ordinary tasks of patient transport and wilderness rescue. A job that once consisted of ferrying critical patients from outlying hospitals to larger facilities and stabilizing patients from trips deep in the […]

AIR METHODS’ TESTIMONY ON SB 1038 REGARDING AIR MEDICAL MEMBERSHIPS BEFORE THE TENNESSEE SENATE

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On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, Ruthie Barko, Air Methods Director of Government Affairs, testified before the Tennessee Senate Commerce and Labor Committee in support of SB 1038, which seeks to provide consumers protection in regards to air medical memberships. The following is the complete text of her testimony, which can also be viewed on the […]

AIR METHODS CHIEF NURSING OFFICER OPENS UP ABOUT NEED TO ADDRESS CLINICIAN GRIEF

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At Air Methods, we emphasize the importance of taking care of our clinicians who selflessly care for their patients day in and day out. We know what they do isn’t normal. They are constantly exposed to human pain, suffering, and death, which exacts a severe toll over time even as they are conditioned to greet […]

AMPED PODCAST TACKLES PATIENT SHOCK IN LATEST EPISODE

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Our new podcast, AMPED (Air Methods Prehospital Education), is back this week with a new installment. The podcast, which was launched last month, 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 […]

JAELYNN WILLIAMS OPENS UP ABOUT BEING A WOMAN OF THE C-SUITE

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To kick off Women’s History Month, Air Methods CEO JaeLynn Williams recently participated in a virtual panel discussion from Barclays’ gender network’s Power Hour series, Leading Voices: Perspectives from the Female C-suite. Williams stood alongside Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture, and Betsy Ward, CFO of MassMutual, and focused on the themes of leadership, diversity and […]

AIR METHODS CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2021

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International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality. Today, we celebrate our female nurses, pilots, engineers, […]

AIR METHODS LAUNCHES AMPED PODCAST TO ELEVATE CRITICAL CARE CONVERSATIONS

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Last week, we announced the launch of our Air Methods Prehospital Education (“AMPED”) podcast, which 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. “Medicine is an ongoing educational and evolutionary process,” said Joe Hill, RN, clinical director for Air […]

LIFESAVE TRANSPORT ANNOUNCES HIRING PUSH FOR FLIGHT NURSES AND MEDICS

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Our subsidiary in Kansas and Nebraska, LifeSave Transport (LifeSave), is adding to its growing teams in Kansas and Nebraska with opportunities available for pilots, nurses, paramedics, and A&P mechanics for both helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft. Bases are located throughout Kansas in Colby, Dodge City, Emporia, Garden City, Liberal, and Salina, as well as in McCook, […]

IN-NETWORK AIR TRANSPORT BY AIR METHODS EASES PATIENT WORRIES AFTER PANIC ATTACK

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It started out like any other day in the COVID-19-driven, work-from-home world of early 2020. Donna Smith, a systems analyst at health plan provider Anthem, Inc., was on yet another of a seemingly endless series of online meetings when she suddenly started feeling ill. Sweating profusely and with a wave of nausea washing over her, […]

UNITED ROTORCRAFT LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

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At Air Methods, we pride ourselves on a diverse range of capabilities. 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 technology through our division known as United Rotorcraft. United Rotorcraft has built a […]

JAELYNN WILLIAMS: “FOR AIR MEDICAL SERVICES, MEMBERSHIPS SHOULD BE A THING OF THE PAST.”

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At Air Methods, we have made it our mission to identify more effective ways to keep patients out of the middle of the billing process. We eliminated our membership program back in 2019, focused our efforts on reaching in-network agreements with insurance companies, and developed a robust Patient Advocacy program that provides the assistance patients […]

ANSWER THE CALL TO SAVE LIVES WITH A CAREER AT AIR METHODS

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Everyone at Air Methods is involved in helping us achieve our mission to give more tomorrows by providing access to lifesaving care at the moment it is needed most. Our talented community of pilots, mechanics, and clinical professionals cover more than 300 bases across 49 states in order to offer care to communities that might […]