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Air Methods will expand air medical services into Spearfish

Jun 7, 2018, 10:48 AM
Black Hills Life Flight, an Air Methods program, will open its Spearfish community air medical base this summer. On Monday, the mayor of the City of Spearfish, Dana Boke, signed the contract that approved the base move. The base, which previously operated from Rapid City, will provide emergency air medical services 24/7/365 to Spearfish, as well as Northern Black Hills, eastern Wyoming and Montana, and southern North Dakota.

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Florida resident advocates for air ambulance care and insurance reimbursement

May 18, 2018, 10:04 AM
When Karen Espinosa suffered a stroke last year at her home in Lake City, Florida, she met the Florida criteria for a Stroke Alert. Karen and her husband, Alan, were grateful for the air ambulance service that helped make her recovery possible, but they were shocked when they found out their insurance company covered the entire hospital bill, but would only cover a quarter of their air medical bill. Alan believes that, like his insurance company, very few consumers know the protection is there. So he is working to get the word out to other patients who meet one of the health alert conditions.

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Two Air Methods teammates meet for the first time during joint overseas deployment

Feb 15, 2018, 15:16 PM
Even though they are part of the same team stateside, two Air Methods teammates just met for the first time thousands of miles from home.

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Teammate’s mother saved by air medical, blood: nearly 7,000 units of platelets are needed daily in the U.S.

Jan 19, 2018, 14:22 PM
As a DPL team manager who oversees transfers for nine hospitals, Chad Dilsaver is used to dealing with life and death situations every day. But when his own mother required emergency air medical transport, he gained a whole new perspective on the crucial services that provide patients with “another tomorrow.”

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University-style research means life-saving improvements for Air Methods emergency procedures

Jan 11, 2018, 14:33 PM
Much like a university or research hospital, Air Methods has established an Institutional Review Board (IRB) that approves research to make sure it applies ethical methodology. Air Methods is the first healthcare ambulance company to create its own IRB. With a database of 8,500 procedures, Air Methods derives statistical research from its operations nationwide to scientifically establish best practices.

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Send a card, grant a wish this holiday for young Air Methods patient

Dec 26, 2017, 14:58 PM
One of the youngest survivors of last month’s Sutherland Springs church shooting, who is also an Air Methods patient, is requesting holiday cards be sent to him this Christmas as he continues to recover from the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history. Air Methods leadership, who is also participating in the holiday card efforts, has asked that our teammates please consider sending a card to Ryland.

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With Lifeguard 1, the Alouette returns to Colorado

Nov 30, 2017, 10:16 AM
Called “Lifeguard 1,” the Alouette will ultimately be restored as a replica of an early civil air medical helicopter for display at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver.

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LifeNet medical helicopter celebrates 5 years at Clarinda base

Nov 7, 2017, 19:04 PM
October marked the fifth anniversary of the partnership between Clarinda Regional Health Center and LifeNet/Air Methods located in Clarinda, Iowa.

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Air Methods Supports Hurricane Relief Efforts

Sep 14, 2017, 10:30 AM
While evacuating critically-ill patients during Hurricane Harvey, Air Methods launches foundation to aid hurricane victims. Air medical transport company will match eligible employee donations.

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Will medical air transport be there for you?

Aug 15, 2017, 14:24 PM
It was a Tuesday in Utopia, Texas and I was having a heart attack that was going to end my life. The day had been normal in pretty much every way. No dark clouds. No signs that it would be different than any other Tuesday, but oh was it.

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Rico Aviation partners with Air Methods for helo ops

Jul 28, 2017, 09:58 AM
US-based Rico Aviation has announced a partnership with Air Methods that it says will expand its critical care reach with a new helicopter air ambulance.

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UT Health Science Center holds San Antonio AirLIFE Conference

Jul 26, 2017, 13:30 PM
San Antonio AirLIFE is a leading provider of air ambulance health Care in South Texas, but over the weekend, they shared their knowledge in the classroom.

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‘Air Kids One’ helps critically ill children in Oklahoma

Jul 26, 2017, 13:24 PM
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.

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Congressman touts benefits of air medical services in tour of Hemet base

May 12, 2017, 07:34 AM
Rep. Ruiz visited the Hemet Air Methods base to promote the benefits of aeromedical care.

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Sundance Helicopters To Offer Superhero Special, Two For $99 Las Vegas Strip Tours For All United States Military, Police Officers, Fire & Rescue And Teachers

Apr 19, 2017, 18:21 PM
Sundance Helicopters is offering two for $99 on their popular City Lights Las Vegas Strip helicopter tours to all active and retired United States military, police officers, fire & rescue and teachers; the heroes of communities, now through April 30, 2017.

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United Rotorcraft Receives FAA’s Award of Excellence ‘Diamond Award’

Mar 10, 2017, 11:27 AM
United Rotorcraft today announced that its Decatur, Texas facility received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Award of Excellence ‘Diamond Award.’ The company was presented this award in recognition of its maintenance technicians and advanced training.

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