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As EMS Week comes to an end, and we head into Memorial Day Weekend, it is the perfect time to say thank you to the selfless heroes who put their lives on the line to rescue and care for the sick and injured every single day. At Air Methods, and all the other air medical […]
By Aidan O’Connor, Jr.Northeast Sales Director, Air Methods The past couple of months have been a true test for the entire healthcare industry. COVID-19 has challenged us all. As is often the case when disasters occur, even unprecedented ones like this, people have stepped up all over the world to do their part to fight […]
By JaeLynn WilliamsCEO, Air Methods This week, our team read with interest a study titled, “Most Patients Undergoing Ground And Air Ambulance Transportation Receive Sizable Out-Of-Network Bills,” that was published by Health Affairs on April 15. While it examines balance billing from one point of view, it is important to provide thoughts from the perspective of an emergency air […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!