Press Releases

AIR METHODS ANNOUNCES NEW UTAH BASE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MOUNTAINSTAR HEALTHCARE

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 Air Methods, the leading air medical service in the U.S., announced today that it has partnered with MountainStar Healthcare and will open a base in Ogden, Utah on Nov. 3 as AirLife Utah. The base will serve Ogden Regional Medical Center, Cache Valley Hospital, Brigham City Hospital, Pleasant View Emergency Center, and Lakeview Hospital, and other surrounding […]

VANDERBILT LIFEFLIGHT NAMED NATIONAL PROGRAM OF THE YEAR BY LEADING TRADE ORGANIZATION

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight, a subsidiary of Air Methods, a global leader in air medical transport, has been named the Air Medical Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). This prestigious award, sponsored by Airbus Helicopters, recognizes an air medical program that has demonstrated a superior level of patient care, management prowess and […]

AIR METHODS ANNOUNCES IN-NETWORK AGREEMENT WITH HEALTHPARTNERS

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 Air Methods, a leading air medical service provider in the U.S., today announced that it has entered an agreement with HealthPartners, a consumer-governed, nonprofit healthcare organization based in Bloomington, Minnesota. The agreement enables Air Methods to provide HealthPartners plan members – totaling 1.8 million people across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, North Dakota, and South Dakota – […]

AIR METHODS CHOOSES AIRBUS HCARE TO SUPPORT ITS FLEET OF 31 EC145 HELICOPTERS

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This initial five-year contract is the largest civil operator of Airbus helicopters     GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, Oct. 15, 2020 – Air Methods Corporation – the largest civil operator of Airbus helicopters worldwide with more than 450 aircraft in operation – has signed a $24 million, five-year HCare Smart support contract with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. to cover […]

AIR METHODS ANNOUNCES NEW ALABAMA LIFESAVER BASE IN EVERGREEN

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Air Methods, the leading air medical service in the U.S., announced today that its subsidiary, LifeSaver, has opened a new base in Evergreen, Ala., to provide emergency air medical services to the city and surrounding area. Other Alabama counties that will be served by the base include Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Butler, Wilcox, Monroe, Clarke, Baldwin, […]

AIR METHODS LEAD MECHANIC HONORED BY FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

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by Air Methods Thomas “TJ” Hall, Air Methods airbase lead mechanic for Atrium Health’s MedCenter Air in Charlotte, N.C., has dedicated much of his life to maintaining helicopters that save lives. Hall started his career in the Vietnam War, at the age of 20, and has never looked back. His hard work and dedication earned him a special honor […]

AIR METHODS STATEMENT ON FLORIDA HB 747

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by Air Methods On Sept. 18, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed HB 747: Coverage for Air Ambulance Services into law. Air Methods has released the following statement on the legislation: Two years ago, when Gov. Ron DeSantis was on the campaign trail, he praised “patient-centered, market-based insurance.” But that notion suffered a severe setback for […]

WELLSPAN HEALTH, AIR METHODS ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF WELLFLIGHT AIR AMBULANCE

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WellSpan Health,an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland and Air Methods, a leading air medical service in the U.S., have jointly launched a new medical helicopter service. The initiative is aimed at improving access to emergency air transport services for the most critically injured or sick patients. The new […]

UNITED ROTORCRAFT AND SIKORSKY DELIVER FIREHAWK HELICOPTERS TO COMBAT CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

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by Air Methods In California, more than 16,750 firefighters are battling the 29 major wildfires that have burned a total of 3.3 million acres across the state. The record-breaking temperatures and lack of rain have exacerbated these conditions and are not expected to improve any time soon. United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, […]

AS COVID-19 CASES INCREASE IN RURAL AMERICA, PEOPLE ARE DELAYING ER VISITS

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by Air Methods By Paul M. Ross, Jr., Regional Account Executive, Air Methods/ARCH Air Medical Service Air Methods is preparing for a potential spike in the Midwest, especially after the Labor Day holiday, but we also want to make sure people realize they should go to the ER if they are experiencing other life-threatening conditions. […]

AIR METHODS, U.S. ARMY GARRISON FORT HUNTER LIGGETT ANNOUNCE CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP

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Agreement allows for air medical services to support military elements as well as local community in central California Air Methods, a leading air medical service in the U.S., and U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett, the military’s premier Total Force Training Center and the U.S. Army Reserve’s largest training installation, announced today that they have renewed […]

AIR METHODS’ OWN AIDAN O’CONNOR JR. HONORED AS A 2020 EMS ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

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by Air Methods The entire Air Methods family is thrilled to congratulate Aidan O’Connor Jr. as a 2020 EMS Advocate of the Year by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). The award recognizes three EMS professionals whose volunteer efforts advance EMS through educating and engaging elected government leaders, EMS and healthcare communities, and […]

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