Press Releases

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, […]

UNITED ROTORCRAFT AND SIKORSKY DELIVER THREE FIREHAWK® HELICOPTERS TO CALIFORNIA FIREFIGHTING AGENCIES

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United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, announced today deliveries of three new S-70i™ FIREHAWK® helicopters to California fire agencies: one each to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), and the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.  Configured […]

AIR IDAHO RESCUE PARTNERS WITH EASTERN IDAHO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, OPENS NEW BASE TO SERVICE SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO

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Latest air medical services base to provide lifesaving care to residents in emergency situations  Air Idaho Rescue, an air program of Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, a partnership with Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) to open its newest base, located at EIRMC  in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The base will provide air medical services to Bonneville, Bingham, […]

AIR METHODS TO REFUND MEDICARE PATIENTS AS PART OF ‘NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED’ PROGRAM

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In the last two years, proactive efforts to go in-network with insurers, and investments in a robust patient advocacy program, have led to low average out-of-pocket costs for Air Methods patients. With no air medical membership required, Air Methods is reaffirming its commitment to patients by refunding Medicare beneficiaries.  Air Methods, the leading air medical […]