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DURING COVID-19 CRISIS, AIR MEDICAL SERVICES ARE CRUCIAL COMPONENT TO TIMELY PATIENT CARE

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During this national healthcare crisis, Air Methods continues to provide lifesaving emergency air medical services for patients. The safety of our teammates, partners, and patients, remains our top priority and our vital services will continue, without disruption as long as we can do so in a safe manner, in accordance with proper medical protocol. Emergency […]

FLORIDA RESIDENT ADVOCATES FOR AIR AMBULANCE CARE AND INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT

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When Karen Espinosa suffered a stroke last year at her home in Lake City, Florida, she met the Florida criteria for a Stroke Alert. Thanks to the Florida Standard of Care, this meant she had to be transported by the fastest means available to a stroke center. In her case, helicopter transport from Lake City […]

UNIVERSITY-STYLE RESEARCH MEANS LIFE-SAVING IMPROVEMENTS FOR AIR METHODS EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

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Several years ago, David Olvera, clinical education manager, awoke at night to find his fiancée convulsing in bed. She is a diabetic who had been working 80-hour weeks as a restaurant manager, and in her exhaustion, accidentally took the wrong medication. She’s doing fine now, but the emergency led David to reflect: human error increases when people are […]

DOUG KRUESI, MAINTAINER, CELEBRATES 30 YEARS AT AIR METHODS

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In 1978, Doug Krueis, Air Methods component technician, started maintaining helicopters in the oil and gas industry and loved the adventure. “You’re in the mountains, you’re off-shore; to me, it was exciting at the time.” However, after several years, he decided that he preferred the reward – and mission – of working in EMS, and […]

FOR THOUSANDS IN MIDDLE GEORGIA, AIR AMBULANCES CAN BE THE ONLY WAY TO LIFE-SAVING CARE

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Medical helicopter flights can shave off precious minutes when you need to get to the hospital fast. One flight changed a Middle Georgia police officer’s life. Butler Police Officer Crystal Houseweart doesn’t remember July 29, 2016. “I woke up in Macon, and they told me I’d been in a car accident,” Houseweart said. Even with no memory of the […]

AIR METHODS LEADER WINS AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

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If you’ve ever been life-flighted in a helicopter, driven by ambulance or wheeled down the hall in a hospital gurney, say a word of thanks to Air Methods’ Allen C. Wolfe Jr. for your safe transportation. An industry leader, Wolfe has won the Association of Air Medical Services’ Marriott-Carlson Lifetime Achievement Award for innovations that […]

AIR METHODS SUPPORTS HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS

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Stacey Hickey, an Air Methods flight nurse, had just returned home to Missouri – after evacuating intensive care unit (ICU) patients and hospital personnel from facilities affected by Hurricane Harvey – when she received an important email from her employer. Air Methods – the global leader in emergency air medical services—wanted to know whether she […]

WILL MEDICAL AIR TRANSPORT BE THERE FOR YOU?

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I was standing in Hidden Treasures, a charming little gift shop in our small town, when I collapsed. I had no warning. No chest pain, no shortness of breath. I don’t remember anything about it even happening. One minute I’m browsing knickknacks and the next minute I’m gone. In our part of Texas, it’s remote […]

UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER HOLDS SAN ANTONIO AIRLIFE CONFERENCE

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Webb County paramedics, nurses and doctors received a lesson on the latest in treatment plans, cardiac and evidence-based medicine.  This is the first time the conference has been held in Laredo and organizers are planning to bring it back next year. Watch the video here!

‘AIR KIDS ONE’ HELPS CRITICALLY ILL CHILDREN IN OKLAHOMA

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An expected healthy birth can turn into an unexpected emergency. It’s a reality hundreds of parents face each year in Oklahoma. However, through Air Kids One at OU Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City, care is just a flight away to the smallest, most fragile patients. “I can’t think of a better word for it than […]

CELEBRATE FREEDOM AND SERVICE ON JULY 4

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For our family, the Fourth of July holiday is one of our favorite days of the year. It’s a day when everyone of us shows our pride in our country. We visibly shed all doubt about the promise of freedom that our nation still provides the world. And we truly understand, if only for this […]

VALLEY NEWS: EMERGENCY RESPONDERS NEED AIR MEDICAL SERVICES TO SAVE LIVES

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As the fire chief of Hemet, we never know when our firefighters and paramedics will need to be deployed to respond to an emergency, but we’re always ready. When families in our community face an unexpected incident or medical emergency, we will be there as quickly as possible to ensure they get the appropriate level […]

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