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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 […]
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, 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]