Press Releases

MAINTENANCE CREWS TAKE EVERY PRECAUTION DURING PANDEMIC

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by Air Methods Our aircraft maintenance crews spend most of their time behind the scenes, making sure our air ambulances meet the standards required to transport patients. Without them, it would be impossible for our operations to function. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the unique job done by our amazing maintenance team requires unique precautions. Recognizing […]

PATIENT EDUCATION, PPE CRITICAL AS AMERICANS DELAY CARE IN DROVES

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by Air Methods 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 […]

ONE HAND TIED BEHIND OUR BACK

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By Air Methods 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 […]

FLORIDA MUST PROTECT AIR MEDICAL SERVICES

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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 […]

WHERE HAVE ALL THE PATIENTS GONE?

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by JaeLynn Williams 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 […]

AIR METHODS ANNOUNCES IN-NETWORK AGREEMENT WITH PRESBYTERIAN HEALTH PLAN FOR SERVICES IN NEW MEXICO

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Agreement provides air ambulance services at negotiated rates for residents throughout state Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, announced today it has reached an agreement with Presbyterian Health Plan to provide in-network coverage for its consumers in New Mexico. The agreement will protect Presbyterian Health Plan members in more than 500 communities around […]

AIR METHODS REBRANDS LOCAL FLEET AS AIRLIFE FLORIDA

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Air Methods, a leading air medical service, has rebranded its Florida program in the greater Tampa Bay area as AirLife Florida. The local crews and aircraft formerly operated as Bayflite and will continue to serve the region as AirLife Florida with bases in Tampa, North Port and Inverness. This rebranding went into effect on April […]

NORTH AMERICAN PARTNERS IN ANESTHESIA AND AIR METHODS PARTNER TO DELIVER 34 VENTILATORS TO NEW YORK TO FIGHT COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), one of the leading single-specialty anesthesia and perioperative management companies in the U.S., and Air Methods, the leading air medical service company, announced today they have partnered to provide 34 portable, critical-care ventilators to New York’s largest healthcare system. Ventilator shortages have been a major obstacle to saving lives in […]

AIR METHODS ANNOUNCES IN-NETWORK AGREEMENT WITH AVERA HEALTH PLANS AND DAKOTACARE FOR SERVICES IN SOUTH DAKOTA

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Agreement provides air ambulance services for consumers at negotiated rates in Black Hills region of state Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, announced today it has reached an agreement with Avera Health Plans and DAKOTACARE to provide in-network coverage for its consumers. The agreement will protect both Avera Health Plans and DAKOTACARE members […]

AIR METHODS ANNOUNCES IN-NETWORK AGREEMENT WITH BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF TEXAS

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New deal provides access to in the air services at negotiated rates Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, today announced that it has agreed to an in-network contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) to provide its members with Air Methods’ critical care in the air services at in-network rates. […]

AIR METHODS ANNOUNCES IN-NETWORK AGREEMENT WITH BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF WYOMING

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Agreement provides life-saving care in the air medical service to consumers at negotiated rates Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, recently announced that it has agreed to an in-network contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming to provide its members with Air Methods’ critical care in the air services at discounted in-network […]

AIR METHODS PROMOTES JAELYNN WILLIAMS TO CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service, announced today the promotion of JaeLynn Williams to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Williams, currently executive vice president of sales, marketing and communications, will succeed Steve Gorman, who will continue as an active member of the company’s board of directors. These changes are effective January 20, […]