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NATIVE AIR 7 CELEBRATES 20 YEARS SERVING CENTRAL ARIZONA

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We want to take a moment to celebrate Native Air, a subsidiary of Air Methods,  on their 20th Anniversary of its Native Air 7 air ambulance service. Since opening their doors in April 2002, the Native Air 7 crew has remained committed to providing lifesaving care to residents in the region. Native Air 7 provides […]

AIR METHODS TOUCHES DOWN IN NEBRASKA TO EXPAND AIR MEDICAL SERVICES

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Today we are thrilled to open a new base in Nebraska to provide emergency air medical services to local communities in central Nebraska and north central Kansas. Located in Kearney, Nebraska, the Tri City LifeNet crew’s presence will result in quicker response times for emergent and trauma situations and provide interfacility transports for patients needing […]

IMPROVING PATIENT CARE THROUGH SPRIGHT’S LATEST PARTNERSHIP WITH INTERPATH LABORATORY

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At Air Methods, our mission has always been rooted in expanding timely access to care which is why we are thrilled to share that Spright, the drone division of Air Methods, has partnered with Interpath Laboratory to begin the process towards launching a first-of-its-kind drone delivery network to transfer lab specimens. Many communities located in […]

AIR METHODS’ COMMITMENT TO SAFETY IN LIGHT OF RECENT 5G NETWORK ACTIVATION DELAYS

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A study completed by the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA, Inc.) and white paper published on October 7, 2020, revealed the susceptibility of aircraft radio altimeters to commercial 5G cellular transmissions. It was determined that the activation of the 3.7-3.98 GHz C-band, planned for December 5, 2021, may adversely affect the accuracy or functionality of […]

JANUARY IS NATIONAL BLOOD DONOR MONTH – NOW IS THE TIME TO GIVE BLOOD!

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Carrying blood and plasma has been a top priority for us for years to support our efforts to help people with traumatic injuries. However, in some areas, it has not always been a feasible option to carry blood or plasma due to limited resources. We are proud to be a longtime partner of the American […]

ANCC DESIGNATES AIR METHODS AS INDUSTRY’S ONLY ACCREDITED AIR MEDICAL PROVIDER

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We are proud to announce that we have earned a prestigious honor from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), becoming the industry’s only air medical provider to achieve the distinction of Accredited Provider. This accreditation signifies that we are continuing education programs for its nurses meet or exceed industry benchmarks. As the international standard of […]

AIR METHODS’ DRONE DIVISION, SPRIGHT, TO ENTER AGREEMENT WITH LEADING DRONE INSPECTION SERVICE PROVIDER

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We are pleased to announce that Spright has entered a strategic agreement with the leading provider of end-to-end drone inspection services for utility companies, KVS Technologies. Under the agreement, KVS Technologies will launch its services in North America with Spright, Air Methods’ drone division, exclusively operating all flights for linear infrastructure inspection. This partnership brings […]

MARK GODBEY NAMED 2021 ASSOCIATION OF AIR MEDICAL SERVICES TRANSPORT MECHANIC AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

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In partnership with HealthNet Aeromedical Services, we at Air Methods Corporation are pleased to announce that long-serving Aircraft Mechanic Mark Godbey has been named the recipient of the 2021 Association of Air Medical Services Transport Mechanic Award of Excellence.  The award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the safe operation of medical […]

JAELYNN WILLIAMS SITS DOWN WITH HER STORY PODCAST TO DISCUSS HER UNCONVENTIONAL “FLIGHT PLAN” TO CEO OF AIR METHODS

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Women make up 70% of the healthcare workforce but only 20% of its leadership. Her Story explores the careers of bold and influential women from Silicon Valley to Capitol Hill and learn how they’ve overcome the odds and see what’s beyond the glass ceiling. It was developed by women for women to share stories that […]

SPRIGHT LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

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At Air Methods, we pride ourselves on a diverse range of capabilities.  While our largest offering is direct air medical services, with air ambulance bases all over the country, we knew we didn’t want to stop at that. Enter Spright, our newly formed drone solution, designed to help improve healthcare access and minimize supply challenges. […]

OUR COMMITMENT TO WILDFIRE SUPPRESSION AND PREVENTION THROUGH OUR LATEST AGREEMENT WITH SIKORSKY

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Wildfires continue to devastate the western United States and the harsh reality is that they are becoming a year-round issue, as opposed to what was once a seasonal occurrence. As the need for aerial firefighting helicopters grows, United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, has awarded Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, a contract for […]

HOW VIRTUAL REALITY AND GAMING IMPROVE CLINICAL EDUCATION

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To achieve the best patient care and outcomes, healthcare providers continually seek innovative approaches to improve training for current and future healthcare workers. However, the constantly changing needs and expectations of learners and educators driven by advances in technology have created new challenges to delivering high-fidelity, immersive training on a wide-scale and digital platform. The […]