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MedEvac Completes Developing HEMS Capacity Study

MedEvac Completes Developing HEMS Capacity Study

The MedEvac Foundation International is pleased to announce the completion of theDeveloping HEMS Capacity study.  Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) are a vital link to the healthcare systems of many countries around the world, however, these critical services do not exist, even in many of the world’s most economically developed nations and regions.  The MedEvac Foundation,… Read more »

Source: MedEvac, 10-Jan-18

Air Evac Lifeteam pledges $45K to MedEvac Foundation International

Air Evac Lifeteam pledges $45K to MedEvac Foundation International

Air Evac EMS, dba Air Evac Lifeteam, has pledged a donation of $45,000 over the next three years to the MedEvac Foundation International. Air Evac Lifeteam, based in O’Fallon, Mo., is the nation’s largest independently owned and operated air medical service. The donation will be used by the MedEvac Foundation International for air and critical… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 15-Jan-16

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2016 MedEvac Foundation SMTA Scholarship – applications due in under 5 weeks

2016 MedEvac Foundation SMTA Scholarship – applications due in under 5 weeks

SMTA provides formal continuing education for individuals (and their organizations) interested in improving their understanding of safety systems theory and the application of that theory to the practice of medical transportation. Students will gain expertise and practical skills through formal didactic and participatory sessions designed to instill creative thinking and decision-making. Participants also obtain valuable… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 03-Jan-16

MedEvac Foundation International Announces 2nd Great American Safety Drive

MedEvac Foundation International Announces 2nd Great American Safety Drive

The 2nd Great American Safety Drive, featuring two separate routes, officially gets underway in June of 2015.  The Drive is the MedEvac Add NewFoundation’s major fundraising initiative for 2015, a philanthropic event designed specifically to promote safety with our medical transport programs, and their valued partner organizations across the country. The Northern Route, featuring a… Read more »

Source: MedEvac, 22-May-15

MedEvac Foundation Announces 2015 SMTA Scholarship Recipient

MedEvac Foundation Announces 2015 SMTA Scholarship Recipient

The MedEvac Foundation International congratulates Charlotte Clark, EMT-P, CCP-C, FP-C, CMTE, our 2015 Safety Management Training Academy (SMTA) Scholarship recipient. Ms. Clark is the Safety Officer and an active Flight Paramedic for Carilion Clinic Patient Transportation and Carilion Clinic Life-Guard in Roanoke, Va. She receives the scholarship based on her deep level of safety involvement… Read more »

Source: MedEvac, 07-May-15

Medevac Foundation announces 2015 MTLI Scholarship winner

Medevac Foundation announces 2015 MTLI Scholarship winner

The MedEvac Foundation International is pleased to announce the 2015 recipient of the Medical Transport Leadership Institute (MTLI) Scholarship – Dr. Andrew Latimer, MD, University of Cincinnati Air Care and Mobile Care Flight Physician. Dr. Latimer receives the scholarship based on his proven track record of dedication to critical care transport, an unparalleled passion for… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 13-Mar-15

MedEvac Foundation to Fund In-Depth Sleep Study for EMS Clinicians

MedEvac Foundation to Fund In-Depth Sleep Study for EMS Clinicians

The MedEvac Foundation International is pleased to announce it has approved grant funding for Dr. Daniel Patterson to investigate sleep-wake patterns and real-time fatigue reduction in EMS Clinicians. The medical transportation community requires that emergency care be available 24-hours a day. Shift work requires the prehospital emergency clinician to diverge from normal circadian sleep cycles… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 22-Jan-15

MedEvac Foundation International Opens 2015 Scholarship Cycle

MedEvac Foundation International Opens 2015 Scholarship Cycle

The MedEvac Foundation International is seeking applicants for the 2015 Medical Transport Leadership Institute (MTLI) and the Safety Management Training Academy (SMTA) Scholarship.  The annual MTLI and SMTA programs, offered by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), are excellent continuing education opportunities for medical transport providers in all disciplines. MTLI’s formal education program enhances… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 03-Nov-14

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MedEvac Foundation Announces 2014 SMTA Scholarship Winner

MedEvac Foundation Announces 2014 SMTA Scholarship Winner

Air Evac Lifeteam Brazil, Indiana Clinical Base Lead, Stacy Fiscus, NREMT-P, FP-C, CCP-C, CCEMTP, has been awarded the 2014 Safety Management Training Academy (SMTA) Scholarship by the MedEvac Foundation International. Fiscus receives the scholarship based on her high level of involvement in safety initiatives in the critical care transport community. Fiscus currently serves as Vice… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 20-Mar-14

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Bell supports Medevac Foundation International’s HEMS 101 Project

Bell supports Medevac Foundation International’s HEMS 101 Project

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today its support for the Medevac Foundation’s HEMS 101 Project, which is dedicated to producing a set of guidelines for establishing Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS)/Air Ambulance Programs in nations that currently do not have services in place. Bell Helicopter will make a $150,000 donation spread… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-Feb-14

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MedEvac Foundation Announces New Economic Impact Study

MedEvac Foundation Announces New Economic Impact Study

AAMS and the MedEvac Foundation International are pleased to announce that the MedEvac Foundation has contracted with Economic & Planning Systems, Inc. (EPS) to conduct a new Economic Impact Study focused on hospitals and hospital-based medical transport programs. The new study will examine the impacts that air medical transport and critical care ground transport programs… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 13-Feb-14

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MedEvac Foundation Announces Children’s Scholarship Winner

MedEvac Foundation Announces Children’s Scholarship Winner

The MedEvac Foundation International has awarded Geoffrey Donovan the 2013 Children’s Scholarship award. He will be attending the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina in the fall, majoring in International Business. Geoff receives the scholarship based on his dedication to of his father who lost his life in an air medical accident in 1991…. Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 12-Aug-13

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MedEvac Foundation congratulates SMTA Scholarship winner

MedEvac Foundation congratulates SMTA Scholarship winner

Mercy Life Line Flight Nurse Supervisor, Matthew Benzen, RN, BSN, CFRN, CMTE, has been awarded the 2013 Safety Management Training Academy (SMTA) Scholarship by the MedEvac Foundation International. Mr. Benzen receives the scholarship based on his long standing dedication to safety in the critical care transport community. Mr. Benzen has been actively involved in the… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 09-Apr-13

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MedEvac Foundation International appoints Chief Development Officer

MedEvac Foundation International appoints Chief Development Officer

The MedEvac Foundation International is pleased to announce the hiring of Jane R. Chittick as Chief Development Officer. Ms. Chittick, a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), comes to the MedEvac Foundation from the American University in Washington, DC where she most recently served as the Assistant Vice President of Development, responsible for the University’s Major… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 28-Feb-13

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MedEvac Foundation Awards Key Research & Education Grants

MedEvac Foundation Awards Key Research & Education Grants

The MedEvac Foundation International is pleased to announce funding provisions for three key research and education grants in emergency medical transport totaling $47,250. The Foundation awards grants through a competitive application and review process. Dr. Stephen Thomas from the OU Schusterman Center in Oklahoma will be supported in his Collaborative Statewide Education Program on Patient… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 13-Jan-13

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MedEvac Foundation International introduces Mission San Juan Island

MedEvac Foundation International introduces Mission San Juan Island

Mission San Juan Island: Hero Retrieval brings together a group of eight Heroes, medevac industry leaders and volunteers from outside the industry, for a common cause… to raise money for vital medevac research and education programs.  The event will be held Saturday, October 20 on San Juan Island, just prior to the start of the… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation International, 10-Jul-12

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2012 SMTA Scholarship winner named

2012 SMTA Scholarship winner named

Jonathan Godfrey, RN, CMTE, has been named as 2012 SMTA Scholarship winner. Godfrey won this award because of his own mission to make the medical transport community safer through education, awareness, and the encouragement of personal vigilance. Godfrey is the Safety Officer/Representative for the Children’s National Medical Center Transport Team in Washington, DC. He implemented… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation International, 01-Jun-12

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MedEvac Foundation International announces scholarship winner

MedEvac Foundation International announces scholarship winner

MedEvac Foundation International supports emerging leaders in the critical care transport community by offering a two-year competitive scholarship to the Medical Transport Leadership Institute (MTLI). The 2012 award went to Dr. Ryan Gerecht. Dr. Gerecht is a second-year resident at the University of Cincinnati, and a flight physician for UC Health University Hospital Air Care… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 26-Apr-12

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MedEvac Foundation releases public education publication

MedEvac Foundation releases public education publication

MedEvac Foundation International is pleased to release the public education publication Air Medical Services: Critical Component of Modern Healthcare Systems. This is an updated version of Air Medicine: Accessing the Future of Healthcare, an award-winning publication translated into 11 languages. The intended use is to educate public policy makers, regulatory agencies, healthcare system leaders, and… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 09-Nov-11

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American Eurocopter donates $250K to MedEvac Foundation International

American Eurocopter donates $250K to MedEvac Foundation International

American Eurocopter, the leading provider of helicopters to the Air Medical Transport industry, and the MedEvac Foundation are proud to announce that American Eurocopter has chosen to donate $250,000 to the MedEvac Foundation. The money will be used to support the Foundation and its research to promote safety within the industry. “As the leader in… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 19-Oct-11

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Strengthening AAMS and the MedEvac Foundation International is a community effort

Strengthening AAMS and the MedEvac Foundation International is a community effort

Thanks to two generous challenge donations by Air Methods Corporation, the Association of Air Medical Services and MedEvac Foundation International have received additional investment. “These challenge grants are an expression of our continuing faith in the mission of AAMS and the MedEvac Foundation. These organizations are the lifeblood of the medical transport community. Air Methods… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 17-Oct-11

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MedEvac Foundation and AAMS announces newest addition

MedEvac Foundation and AAMS announces newest addition

MedEvac Foundation and AAMS welcomes Clara Harrod for a two-month internship made possible through a grant to the MedEvac Foundation from the ExxonMobil Summer Jobs Program, administered by Volunteer Fairfax. Clara is a rising senior at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, where she volunteers as an EMT on a local Rescue Squad.  During her… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 15-Jun-11

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MedEvac Foundation congratulates 2011 MTLI scholarship winner

MedEvac Foundation congratulates 2011 MTLI scholarship winner

MedEvac Foundation International has bestowed its 3rd annual Medical Transport Leadership Institute Scholarship to Mr. Christopher Hall, BS, FP-C, NREMT-P of PHI Air Medical Services. The 2-year scholarship is awarded based on active involvement, industry achievement level and commitment to critical care transport services, and is made possible through a generous donation from Metro Aviation,… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation International, 29-May-11

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MedEvac Foundation International awards Children’s Scholarship

MedEvac Foundation International awards Children’s Scholarship

A psychology major student has been named the second recipient of the MedEvac Foundation International Children’s Scholarship Award. Elisha Codding, 18, was honored with the $2,500 award during an event at REACH Air Medical Services in Santa Rosa, CA earlier this month. The post-secondary scholarship is awarded annually to a child who lost a parent… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 29-Jan-11

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MedEvac Foundation round off last month’s successful AMTC

MedEvac Foundation round off last month’s successful AMTC

MedEvac Foundation held and sponsored many successful events at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Ft. Lauderdale last month. Here are just a few highlights: Former astronaut Daniel Bursch, Captain, USN, Ret. spoke at the AMTC Tuesday General Session, relating safety lessons from NASA to air medical transport. Bursch was a guest of the… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 21-Nov-10

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MedEvac Foundation International re-elects Kevin Hutton as Chairperson

MedEvac Foundation International re-elects Kevin Hutton as Chairperson

The board of directors of MedEvac Foundation International have elected Kevin Hutton MD, FACEP, of San Diego, CA, to serve a fifth one-year term as chair of the organization following the Foundation’s 2010-2011 elections. Dr. Hutton and other board officers were elected during the recent Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr…. Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation International, 10-Nov-10

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Avstar Media pledges $10K to MedEvac Foundation International

Avstar Media pledges $10K to MedEvac Foundation International

Avstar Media, a provider of web-based training solutions for medical helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft pilots, has made a $10,000 pledge to MedEvac Foundation International for safety-related initiatives. “We are thrilled we can assist MedEvac Foundation International with this monetary gift that will help make medevac transport safer,” said Tom Ramirez, president of Avstar Media in… Read more »

Source: Avstar Media, 14-Oct-10

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Bell donates $200K to MedEvac Foundation International

Bell donates $200K to MedEvac Foundation International

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced at the 2010 Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) its continued support for MedEvac Foundation International. This donation reinforces the two entities’ dual commitment to supporting the advancement of air medical transport. Bell Helicopter’s $200,000 donation will help support MedEvac Foundation’s research, education, outreach and other charitable… Read more »

Source: Bell, 13-Oct-10

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Aerolite donates $40K to MedEvac Foundation International

Aerolite donates $40K to MedEvac Foundation International

Aerolite Max Bucher AG and its U.S. subsidiary, Aerolite America LLC, have presented a $40,000 donation to MedEvac Foundation International, as part of the companies’ dual commitment to advancing air-medical safety worldwide through national and international research and education projects and globally focused air-medical-transport-related charity endeavors. “As a leading independent designer and manufacturer of helicopter… Read more »

Source: Aerolite, 20-Jul-10

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Airway Management Study Reveals High Critical Care Transport Crew Success Rates

Airway Management Study Reveals High Critical Care Transport Crew Success Rates

A study assessing critical care transport (CCT) crews’ success rates with managing the airways of patients while enroute to the hospital by air or ground ambulance has revealed that those rates were favorable, and, more importantly, were similar to findings reported in acute-care hospital settings. Results of the study, which was fully funded by a… Read more »

Source: medevac-foundation, 20-Jul-10

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MedEvac Foundation International announces 2010 grant recipients

MedEvac Foundation International announces 2010 grant recipients

Four medevac transport research and education projects – examining topics that include the study of fatigue in medical helicopter crew members, crisis resources in medical transport, building an online air-medical transport curriculum, and appropriate utilization in response to medevac helicopter trauma-scene requests – have been awarded grant funding totaling $73,458 by MedEvac Foundation International for… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation International, 30-Jun-10

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Medical researcher to present findings on use of ultrasound in EMS helicopters

Medical researcher to present findings on use of ultrasound in EMS helicopters

A medical researcher who received a MedEvac Foundation International grant for a project that proposes the revolutionary use of transcranial ultrasound to initiate the early diagnosis and potential treatment of stroke symptoms during medical helicopter transport will present his research team’s preliminary findings at a conference set for May 7, 2010, in Regensburg, Germany. Dr…. Read more »

Source: AAMS, 28-Apr-10

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AMJA Offers $10,001 Donation to MedEvac Foundation

AMJA Offers $10,001 Donation to MedEvac Foundation

The Air Medical Journal Associates (AMJA) has pledged a $10,001 donation to MedEvac Foundation International,TM bringing it into the Foundation’s elite Benefactor circle of $10,000-plus donors.

Source: Vertical, 22-Dec-09

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Sikorsky Completes $100,000-Plus Pledge of Support to MedEvac Foundation International

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has presented a $35,000 donation to MedEvac Foundation International, its third in a series, completing its total $105,000 pledge to the air-medical charitable and research organization and bringing it into the Foundation’s Chairman’s Circle of $100,000-plus donors.

Source: JEMS, 18-Dec-09

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MedEvac Foundation International Awards First Children’s Scholarship

A pre-med student has been named the first recipient of the MedEvac Foundation International Children’s Scholarship Award. Joshua Codding, 19, of Santa Rosa, Calif., will be honored with the $2,500 award during an opening session at the Air Medical Transport Conference on Oct. 27, 2009.

Source: Vertical, 03-Oct-09

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