Press Releases

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 […]

UNIVISION SHOWCASES HEROIC WORK OF MERCY AIR CREWS COMBATTING COVID-19 IN IMPERIAL COUNTY, CA

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by Air Methods As the battle against COVID-19 rages on, so does the demand for patient care in rural areas. Recently, Univision, a leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., got an inside look at the heroic work Mercy Air crews are doing during the pandemic to move patients out of crowded hospitals in Southern […]

COVID-19: APPLYING LESSONS LEARNED FOR MOVING FORWARD

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by Air Methods Not long ago we joined our partner, Central Logic, a leading provider of innovative transfer center and on-call scheduling technology, to present a webinar on lessons we have learned since COVID-19 began to dominate our lives and the work we do. Both Air Methods and Central Logic have enacted efforts during the pandemic […]

MERCY AIR OPENS NEW CALIFORNIA BASE IN PASO ROBLES TO EXPAND AIR MEDICAL SERVICES IN STATE

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Base to provide emergency transport and lifesaving care to area residents in need Air Methods, the leading air medical service in the U.S., announced today that its subsidiary, Mercy Air, has opened a new base in Paso Robles, Calif., to provide emergency air medical services to the city and surrounding area. Other California cities that […]

AIR METHODS, AIRLIFT NORTHWEST ANNOUNCE CONTINUED RELATIONSHIP

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Air Methods air ambulances fly out of Airlift Northwest bases throughout Washington state, transporting patients to care they require Air Methods, a leading air medical service in the U.S., and the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, announced today that they have renewed their long-standing relationship with Airlift Northwest the premier emergency air medical service in […]

JASON QUISLING, VICE PRESIDENT OF FLIGHT OPERATIONS, WEIGHS IN ON HOW HEMS OPERATORS ARE ADAPTING TO PANDEMIC CHALLENGES.

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by Air Methods Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) continue providing life-saving patient care while adapting to the volatile climate of the pandemic. In a recent article, Always There, Always Ready, from RotorHub Magazine’s June/July 2020 Issue, Air Methods VP of Flight Operations, Jason Quisling, reflected on his experiences since the pandemic struck. While Quisling noted a […]

MERCY AIR RECOGNIZED FOR EFFORTS TRANSPORTING COVID-19 PATIENTS IN IMPERIAL COUNTY, CA

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by Air Methods As the world continues to be rocked by the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, first responders across the country work tirelessly to coordinate care for people who need it most. Imperial County, a rural and impoverished region in Southern California with a population of about 180,000 people, has been a hotspot […]