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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 […]

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

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

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 October 11 through 17, with a special focus on October 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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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 recently when the […]

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

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UNITED ROTORCRAFT AND SIKORSKY DELIVER FIREHAWK® HELICOPTERS TO COMBAT CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

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In California, more than 16,750 firefighters are battling the 29 major wildfires that have burned a total of 3.3 million acres across the state. The record-breaking temperatures and lack of rain have exacerbated these conditions and are not expected to improve any time soon. United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, and Sikorsky, a […]

AS COVID-19 CASES INCREASE IN RURAL AMERICA, PEOPLE ARE DELAYING ER VISITS

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By Paul M. Ross, Jr., Regional Account Executive, Air Methods/ARCH Air Medical Service Air Methods is preparing for a potential spike in the Midwest, especially after the Labor Day holiday, but we also want to make sure people realize they should go to the ER if they are experiencing other life-threatening conditions. Imagine a family […]

AIR METHODS’ OWN AIDAN O’CONNOR, JR. HONORED AS A 2020 EMS ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

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The entire Air Methods family is thrilled to congratulate Aidan O’Connor, Jr. as a 2020 EMS Advocate of the Year by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). The award recognizes three EMS professionals whose volunteer efforts advance EMS through educating and engaging elected government leaders, EMS and healthcare communities, and the public. “I […]

UNIVISION SHOWCASES HEROIC WORK OF MERCY AIR CREWS COMBATTING COVID-19 IN IMPERIAL COUNTY, CA

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As the battle against COVID-19 rages on, so does the demand for patient care in rural areas. Recently, Univision, a leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., got an inside look at the heroic work Mercy Air crews are doing during the pandemic to move patients out of crowded hospitals in Southern California. Mercy Air, […]

COVID-19: APPLYING LESSONS LEARNED FOR MOVING FORWARD

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Not long ago we joined our partner, Central Logic, a leading provider of innovative transfer center and on-call scheduling technology, to present a webinar on lessons we have learned since COVID-19 began to dominate our lives and the work we do. Both Air Methods and Central Logic have enacted efforts during the pandemic that have the […]