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JANUARY IS NATIONAL BLOOD DONOR MONTH

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2021 is in full swing and we wanted to remind everyone January is National Blood Donor Month. Due to seasonal illnesses during the winter months and inclement weather conditions, donations of blood and platelets decline and demand increases. The American Red Cross has a critical need for blood and is encouraging everyone to donate this […]

AIR METHODS CREWS FIGHT COVID-19 IN RURAL NEW MEXICO

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In rural America, small medical centers are seeing an influx of patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many patients are being turned away because there is simply not enough room. In New Mexico, Air Methods air medical crews are answering the call to ensure patients can receive proper care. Crews at Air Methods’ Native […]

THANK YOU FRONTLINE HEROES

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In this year of so many unprecedented challenges, we want to express our utmost appreciation for all the frontline heroes across the country who have sacrificed so much for others in the fight against COVID-19. The air medical field was hit with many challenges, including uncertainty about the nature of the virus, questions about adequate […]

AIR METHODS STATEMENT ON THE PASSAGE OF THE NO SURPRISES ACT

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On Monday, December 21, 2020, the U.S. Congress passed, with the President signing on Sunday, December 27, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (HR 133), which included the No Surprises Act. The No Surprises Act takes the patient out of the middle of the billing process between their health care provider and health insurance company – by […]

GRATITUDE IN THE MIDST OF IT ALL

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2020 has been a year of disruption. It has taken the contents of our lives, metaphorically dumped them out on a table like a woman searching for keys in her purse and thrown them all back in the bag – old gum wrappers, crumpled receipts, and all. OUR LIVES HAVE BEEN TURNED UPSIDE DOWN We […]

AIR METHODS FLIGHT CREW CALLED TO ACTION AMID COVID-19 SPIKE IN NEBRASKA

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As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the U.S., Nebraska doctors are seeing a dangerous milestone approaching – compromised quality healthcare. The pandemic has threatened the availability of hospital beds and, as healthcare workers explain, it continues to push them to physical and mental exhaustion. The irony though, as things get worse, […]

MYERS TESTIMONY ON AIR MEDICAL MEMBERSHIPS BEFORE THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF INSURANCE LEGISLATORS (NCOIL)

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On Thursday, December 10, 2020, Chris Myers, Air Methods EVP of reimbursement and strategic initiatives, testified before NCOIL in support of the Model Act Regarding Air Ambulance Patient Protections, which seeks to regulate air medical memberships as insurance products. The following is the complete text of that testimony. Chair Hunter and Vice Chair Ferguson, thank […]

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 acres to date. Air Methods’ crews in California have been called upon to help with many missions related to this statewide disaster. The below is the story of one such rescue: On September 5, the Sierra National Forest in California’s Central […]

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 Air Methods to be 100% in-network with health insurance companies on this week’s episode of the HIT Like a Girl Podcast. Williams spoke with hosts Joy Rios and Robin Roberts about the unconventional path that led her to […]