EagleMed critical care air medical transport company has appointed Robin Welch as Program Manager for the Wichita area. She will lead the company’s Wichita-based Fixed Wing and Rotor Wing Critical Care Air Medical Transport operations in terms of public relations, business development, and service integration with the regional hospitals and emergency medical services for the counties and citizens these aircraft serve.
“Robin Welch is a dynamic leader and we are delighted to have her representing our company here in Wichita,” said EagleMed President Larry Bugg. “Although we operate in 12 states, Wichita has been EagleMed’s home since the beginning and Robin represents all the great attributes of EagleMed and the city we call home.”
Prior to joining EagleMed, Welch was responsible at the KU School of Medicine for recruiting physicians for the state of Kansas with a focus on rural and urban underserved areas. She connected communities with physicians and marketed rural health programs in addition to performing budget analysis, financial planning and forecasts.
Prior to that, she owned and ran Business Services Inc., where she wrote grant applications and won funding for nonprofit organizations. She was also involved in banking in Montana and Alaska and handled hospital admissions in North Dakota.
Welch holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Wichita State University where she graduated Cum Laude. At WSU, she was awarded the Walter and Olive Ann Beech Scholarship and the Evans Family Scholarship. Earlier in her career, she became a Certified Emergency Medical Technician.
FAA SMS – The Federal Aviation Administration Safety Management System (SMS) Program Office (SMSPO) recently acknowledged the full implementation of the EagleMed SMS and validated the Company as “SMS Voluntary Program (SMSVP) Active Conformance.” This designation is the highest level attainable in the SMSVP and EagleMed is the only Part 135 charter certificate holder in the FAA Central Region to achieve this significant distinction.
ARGUS Platinum – EagleMed recently achieved the ARGUS International Platinum Rating. ARGUS International is the most comprehensive, accurate, and detailed third-party safety analysis and due diligence system for charter operators in the world. ARGUS utilizes an independent, unbiased, and proprietary rating algorithm “CHEQ System” to evaluate the charter operator’s legitimacy as a charter operator; factual safety history; liability insurance confirmation; current aircraft and pilot background checks; pilot training, experience, certifications, and type ratings. EagleMed is one of only two air medical operators in the nation to achieve the coveted Platinum Rating.
CAMTS – EagleMed is a Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS) critical care air medical transport service. CAMTS accreditation represents the “Gold Standard” for air medical operators and validates the organization’s focus on patient care and safety across the entire spectrum of air medical transport services.
EagleMed’s senior aviation, maintenance, and safety leadership has a combined total of more than 150 years of aviation operational experience. Recognized as a leader in the industry, the organization and its employees received the 2013 Chairman’s Award and the 2010 President’s Award for Leadership and Safety from the Association of Air Medical Services. EagleMed also received the 2011 Safety Award from the Helicopter Association International, Best Practice in Just Culture from CAMTS, and the 2012 Pilot of the Year Award from the National EMS Pilots Association.
EagleMed leverages technology through its web-based Learning Management System and IS-BAO registered Baldwin SMSlite™ system to deliver regulatory, aircraft-specific, air medical resource management, SMS, risk management, just culture, threat and error management, OSHA safety compliance training and safety report data tracking and analysis. EagleMed maintains a technologically advanced Communications Center with satellite tracking and communications for 24/7 oversight and medical direction and dispatch provided by a cadre of emergency physicians and highly trained communication staff that are certified emergency medical technicians.
EagleMed’s experienced and proficient team of commercial instrument rated rotor and Airline Transport Pilot rated fixed wing pilots undergo extensive hands-on training every six months including FlightSafety International simulation training.
About EagleMed LLC
EagleMed LLC, headquartered in Wichita, Kan., is a privately owned and operated critical care air medical and ground transport service. A subsidiary of Air Medical Group Holdings Inc., EagleMed has provided safe, world-class patient care to patients and communities in the Midwest for more than 30 years. EagleMed has 450 highly trained employees and operates an extensive fleet of medically equipped Airbus AS350 B2/B3 helicopters, a Bell 407 helicopter, 20 Beechcraft King Air fixed-wing aircraft, and six ground ambulances in 12 States. For more information, please visit flyeaglemed.com.
EagleMed is a membership-supported air ambulance service that is part of the AirMedCare Network. AirMedCare is America’s largest air medical transport membership network, providing emergency access to the highest levels of care for its 1.5 million subscribers. The AirMedCare Network combines the membership programs of four leading air ambulance operators: EagleMed, REACH, Air Evac Lifeteam and Med-Trans Corporation. For more information about memberships, visit joineaglemed.com.
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