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Air Methods CEO JaeLynn Williams recently joined the Medical Group Management Association’s (MGMA’s) podcast to discuss the unyielding trend of patients delaying care amid the pandemic. According to a recent study by Kaiser Family Foundation, almost half of all Americans say they or someone they live with has delayed medical care due to the COVID-19 […]
This op-ed is from five New York medical directors for LifeNet New York New York currently does not allow air ambulances to carry and transfuse its own blood products. Recently, several medical directors from our LifeNet bases wrote an op-ed calling for the state legislature to change this law. We write as the medical directors […]
by Air Methods Air medical services have always been crucial to providing prehospital emergency care to patients in dire need. During this unprecedented pandemic, these transports are even more critical. Florida is one of many states currently seeing a spike in COVID-19 and patients in rural areas count on air ambulances to get them to […]
COVID-19 has created a secondary epidemic in which people are effectively risking their lives to avoid risking their lives. Imagine a family member enduring a heart attack at home with no medical attention. It’s a terrifying thought. But it is happening with alarming regularity all over the country. A recent piece by Tomislav Mihaljevic, MD, […]
by Dave Olvera The facilitation of advanced airway management in the prehospital setting is a critical technique for patient care. Historically, the modalities and techniques have changed in prehospital transport. Included in these updates is the advancement of intubation devices and enhanced cognitive offload tools. Earlier this week, I wrote an article for AirMed & […]
We all see older adults around the country make their mark every day as volunteers, employees, employers, parents, grandparents, mentors, and advocates. They offer their time, talents, and experience to the benefit of our communities. May is Older Americans Month (OAM) and, as we come to the end of the month, we wanted to make […]
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 […]