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REACH places first-ever order for Airbus H125s

REACH places first-ever order for Airbus H125s

REACH Air Medical Services, a subsidiary of Air Medical Group Holdings, has placed an order for five new Airbus H125s, marking the first time the company has turned to an Airbus Helicopters aircraft for its single-engine platform solution. The company selected the H125 after requesting a high-altitude demonstration and “fly-off” of the Airbus H125 and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 08-Mar-17

REACH Plans Opening of New Air Ambulance Base in Murrieta, California

REACH Plans Opening of New Air Ambulance Base in Murrieta, California

REACH Air Medical Services announces the planned opening of its critical care air ambulance base in Murrieta, California with service starting in April, 2017. The base will be located at the French Valley Airport and provide 24/7 air medical transports to the local community and surrounding region. For 30 years, REACH has served patients needing… Read more »

Source: REACH Air Medical Services, 31-Jan-17

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California EMS operators REACH and CALSTAR to merge

California EMS operators REACH and CALSTAR to merge

REACH Air Medical Services LLC (“REACH”) and CALIFORNIA SHOCK TRAUMA AIR RESCUE (“CALSTAR”), two of the preeminent air medical ambulance providers in Northern and Central California for three decades, are entering into an agreement that will place CALSTAR within the same corporate holding company as REACH (“REACH Medical Holdings LLC”). In a joint announcement, REACH… Read more »

Source: REACH, 17-Jun-16

Viejas partners with REACH Air for EMS helicopter in San Diego County

Viejas partners with REACH Air for EMS helicopter in San Diego County

The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians and REACH Air Medical Services recently opened a new helicopter base on the Viejas Reservation. Helicopter services will provide life-saving medical support to local communities, as well as offer secondary support to REACH bases in San Diego, Imperial, and Riverside counties. “We value our partnership with REACH and we… Read more »

Source: REACH, 02-Jun-16

REACH opens new base on the Viejas Reservation

REACH opens new base on the Viejas Reservation

The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians and REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) recently opened a new helicopter base on the Viejas Reservation. Helicopter services will provide life-saving medical support to local communities, as well as offer secondary support to REACH bases in San Diego, Imperial, and Riverside counties. “We value our partnership with REACH and… Read more »

Source: REACH, 06-Apr-16

18-Nov-15 N36RX Eurocopter EC135P2e Apple Valley, US-California

The crew was conducting an approach to a landing zone inside of a public safety training center. During the approach, a towel was sucked up into the Fenestron tail rotor system resulting in substantial damage. The towel came out of an unsecured trailer next to the landing zone.

18-Nov-15

REACH wins AAMS Program of the Year award

REACH wins AAMS Program of the Year award

REACH Air Medical Services announced today that it has been named Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). Sponsored by Airbus Helicopters, Inc., this award is hailed as one of the air medical transport industry’s highest honors and is presented annually to a company whose air ambulance program most clearly… Read more »

Source: REACH, 21-Oct-15

REACH to open new California base at Alpine

REACH to open new California base at Alpine

REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) announces the planned opening of its new air ambulance base in Alpine, California. This emergency medical helicopter service is expected to be placed on the Viejas Casino grounds serving the tribal communities and surrounding region with 24/7/365 emergency air medical transport.This is the sixth REACH air transport vehicle offering service… Read more »

Source: REACH, 21-Aug-15

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AMGH buys Summit Air Ambulance

AMGH buys Summit Air Ambulance

REACH Air Medical Services announces the planned acquisition of Summit Air Ambulance from Texas Next Capital, based in San Antonio, TX. Summit is headquartered in Meridian, ID and uses medically configured helicopters and airplanes to transport injured patients from accident scenes and community hospitals to higher levels of care.  Flight medics and nurses provide an… Read more »

Source: REACH, 21-May-15

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REACH to launch IRIS Flight Tracking & Communications Technology

REACH to launch IRIS Flight Tracking & Communications Technology

REACH Air Medical Services, in partnership with Outerlink Global Solutions and Metro Aviation, will launch Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), exponentially expanding their tracking, communication and overall safety practices. An all-encompassing new technology, IRIS provides global coverage and will allow REACH to record significantly greater amounts of aircraft data. The data will be processed by… Read more »

Source: REACH, 07-Apr-15

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REACH Air Medical Services Completes 100,000 Successful Patient Transports

REACH Air Medical Services Completes 100,000 Successful Patient Transports

REACH Air Medical Services announcesthe achievement of100,000 successful patient transports by their combined air and ground ambulance programs: REACH, Cal-Ore Life Flight, Methodist AirCare, and Woman’s AirCare. This family of providers serves an extensive range of communities across California, Oregon and Texas and is the largest provider of services in the Western United States. Sean… Read more »

27-Feb-15

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EagleMed Air Medical Transport Company Grows During 2014

EagleMed Air Medical Transport Company Grows During 2014

EagleMed critical care air medical transport company performed well in 2014, adding locations, aircraft and employees. During the year, EagleMed employment grew from about 400 to more than 475, serving at 30 locations in 13 states throughout the United States. The company added critical care air medical transport operations in Houston, Texas; Cody Wyo.; and Butte,… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 05-Jan-15

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REACH Air Medical Services Recognizes Contributions of Long-Term Employees

REACH Air Medical Services Recognizes Contributions of Long-Term Employees

REACH Air Medical Services would like to acknowledge the dedication and accomplishments of its long-term employees, extendingspecialrecognition to those crew members who have achieved a substantial number of patient transports during their tenure. These individuals include: • Ken Suzuki, Helicopter Pilot, REACH 1, Santa Rosa – 3,000 flights • Terry Gowen, Flight Paramedic, REACH 6,… Read more »

Source: REACH, 17-Dec-14

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Legal action threats delay Willits REACH air ambulance base

Legal action threats delay Willits REACH air ambulance base

REACH emergency air ambulances will not be operating out of Willits’ Ells Field this year. The city of Willits handling of the proposed air ambulance base at the field has been challenged by the group Keep the Code. Promises of a lawsuit, including an emergency injunction to stop the operation has caused both the city… Read more »

Source: Willits News, 01-Dec-14

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REACH, AirLink CCT, and Cal-Ore Life Flight form the Oregon Medical Transport Team

REACH, AirLink CCT, and Cal-Ore Life Flight form the Oregon Medical Transport Team

REACH Air Medical Services announces that the final Asset Purchase Agreement has been executed to acquire the North Bend and Klamath Falls, OR Emergency Airlift (EAL) emergentair ambulance service lines and assets.The purchase will expand the air ambulance programs of REACH, Cal-Ore LifeFlight and AirLink Critical Care Transport (CCT), now collectively known as the Oregon… Read more »

Source: REACH, 08-Oct-14

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REACH Goes Pink to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

REACH Goes Pink to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

REACH Air Medical Services/AirMedCare Network is committed to supporting the communities they serve. When you sign up to become a REACH for Life member, now through December 31, 2014, $10 will be donated to the NorCal Think Pink campaign to support breast cancer awareness. In communities across California, especially in all rural areas, having a… Read more »

Source: REACH, 28-Aug-14

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REACH Air Medical Services AnnouncesNew Air Ambulance Base in Willits, CA

REACH Air Medical Services AnnouncesNew Air Ambulance Base in Willits, CA

REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) announces the expansion of their Northern California emergency helicopter service to include a new base opening in Mendocino County, California. Located at the Willits Municipal Airport known as Ells Field, this base will provide round-the-clock, life‐saving emergency medical services to the community. Patients will be transported in a new Eurocopter… Read more »

Source: REACH, 01-Aug-14

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REACH Air Medical Services Opening Air Ambulance Base in Rancho Cordova, CA

REACH Air Medical Services Opening Air Ambulance Base in Rancho Cordova, CA

REACH Air Medical Services Opening Air Ambulance Base in Rancho Cordova, CA REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) announces the expansion of their Northern California operations with a new base in Rancho Cordova, California providing life‐saving 24/7 emergency medical services to the Sacramento area. This base will have a new Eurocopter EC135 aircraft dedicated to the… Read more »

Source: REACH, 23-Jul-14

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REACH Air Medical Services Adds 7th EC135 at Marysville/Yuba base

REACH Air Medical Services Adds 7th EC135 at Marysville/Yuba base

In an ongoing program to modernize and upgrade its fleet of emergency air medical helicopters and airplanes, REACH Air Medical Services has taken delivery of a new Eurocopter EC135 model helicopter. This new aircraft is based at REACH’s Marysville/Yuba, CA base, known as REACH 7. The aircraft will be the seventh EC135 for REACH, bringing… Read more »

Source: REACH, 07-May-14

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Baldwin Safety & Compliance to help AMGH harmonize SMS program across group

Baldwin Safety & Compliance to help AMGH harmonize SMS program across group

Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), a leader in providing air medical services throughout the United States, has engaged Baldwin Safety & Compliance as its safety management system (SMS) provider for all AMGH subsidiaries. Texas based AMGH, the world’s largest privately held air medical services provider operates through five subsidiaries: Med-Trans Corp, Air Evac Lifeteam, EagleMed,… Read more »

Source: AMGH, 29-Jan-14

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REACH Air Medical Services fined $33,000

REACH Air Medical Services fined $33,000

REACH was fined nearly $33,000 last week by San Joaquin County officials for deviating from the county’s transport plan for trauma patients – in the same week the county renewed its agreement with the EMS operator.  see full story

Source: Stockton Record, 12-Nov-13

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REACH Air Medical Services opens new base in Oceanside

REACH Air Medical Services opens new base in Oceanside

REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) announces the expansion of their Southern California emergency helicopter service to include a fourth base in Oceanside, California. This aircraft will provide life‐saving 24/7 emergency medical helicopter service in partnership with the City of Oceanside Fire Department. Initially the helicopter is responding from a base located at the OceansideAirport. The… Read more »

Source: REACH, 09-Oct-13

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REACH Air Medical adds EC135 in North Bay Service Area

REACH Air Medical adds EC135 in North Bay Service Area

 In an ongoing program to modernize and upgrade its fleet of emergency air medical helicopters, REACH Air Medical Services has taken delivery of a new Eurocopter EC135 helicopter. The aircraft will be based at REACH’s Santa Rosa, CA base, known as REACH 1. The new aircraft will be the seventh EC135 for REACH, a 26-year-old… Read more »

Source: REACH, 19-Sep-13

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Oceanside City Council approves helipad for REACH

Oceanside City Council approves helipad for REACH

Under the five-year agreement with REACH Air Medical Service, the company will build a concrete helipad at the city’s fire training center at 110 Jones Road and will also pay Oceanside about $48,000 each year to rent space at the site. see full story

Source: U-T San Diego, 16-Aug-13

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REACH and Air Evac Lifeteam partner in Texas

REACH and Air Evac Lifeteam partner in Texas

REACH Air Medical Services and Air Evac Lifeteam announce an integrated partnership venture at a new rotor wing base to be located in Seguin, Texas. REACH Air Medical Services operates Methodist AirCare in partnership with the Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio, the largest provider of health care services in the region.  Current bases exist… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 13-Jun-13

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REACH adds sixth EC135

REACH adds sixth EC135

In an ongoing program to modernize and upgrade its fleet of emergency air medical helicopters, REACH Air Medical Services has taken delivery of a new Eurocopter EC135 helicopter. The aircraft will be based at REACH’s Concord, CA base, known as REACH 3. The new aircraft will be the sixth EC135 for REACH, a 26-year-old emergency… Read more »

Source: REACH, 22-May-13

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Rivalry develops in air ambulance service

Rivalry develops in air ambulance service

An air ambulance service that answers Oceanside emergency trauma calls out of Carlsbad’s McClellan-Palomar Airport is angling to raise its profile in the city after a rival company came up with a proposal to operate a similar service out of Oceanside’s Municipal Airport. (See Full Story)

Source: Union-Tribune, 22-May-13

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Emergency medical helicopter plan put on hold

Emergency medical helicopter plan put on hold

A proposal to station an emergency air ambulance helicopter in Oceanside was put on hold by the City Council Wednesday pending further negotiations. (See Full Story)

Source: U~T San Diego, 03-May-13

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REACH receives FAA approval for GPS approaches in Oregon

REACH receives FAA approval for GPS approaches in Oregon

REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) is pleased to announce approval from the FAA to use its own GPS approaches and routes, directly to hospitals and landing sites in Western Oregon. REACH is the first Helicopter Emergency Management Service (HEMS) program to commit assets to serve the Oregon Coast and Willamette Valley. These areas are often… Read more »

Source: REACH Air, 19-Apr-13

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CAMTS Announces Accreditations

CAMTS Announces Accreditations

Congratulations to the following medical transport services that achieved accreditation for the first time: Aeromed – a rotorwing service operating in Tampa, FL providing critical care since 1989. Air Methods Corporation operates and maintains the aircraft at 4 satellite bases. HALL CCT – a rotorwing and critical care ground service providing critical care in the… Read more »

Source: CAMTS, 15-Apr-13

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REACH Air Medical Services Earns Diamond Certified Again

REACH Air Medical Services Earns Diamond Certified Again

REACH Air Medical Services has just been awarded the prestigious Diamond Certified® symbol for the third consecutive year. This is the result of being rated highest in quality in a patient and customer satisfaction rating performed by American Ratings Corporation. In order to earn Diamond Certified, a company must apply to be rated by American… Read more »

Source: REACH, 28-Mar-13

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REACH A109A Passes 10,000 Hour Milestone

REACH A109A Passes 10,000 Hour Milestone

During a ceremony at Heli-Expo today AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, recognized REACH Air Medical Services for passing the 10,000 flight hour milestone with one of its Agusta A109A helicopters. The 10,000 flight hour milestone was recently passed by aircraft N21RX during a flight training mission with pilots Tim Karwal, Jason Dykstra and Director of Operations… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 05-Mar-13

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City of Upland re-negotiates contract for air ambulance

City of Upland re-negotiates contract for air ambulance

As part of the city’s ongoing measures to address budget difficulties, officials have negotiated a new contract for their Air Ambulance program.   (see full story)

Source: Contra Costa Times, 03-Jan-13

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REACH Air Medical Services acquired by AMGH

REACH Air Medical Services acquired by AMGH

This is the press release confirming the story HeliHub.com ran FIVE WEEKS ago!  – see California’s REACH sold to AMGH REACH Medical Holdings LLC, parent company of REACH Air Medical Services with headquarters in Santa Rosa, has been wholly acquired by Air Medical Group Holdings, Inc. (AMGH). As of December 5, 2012 REACH joins a… Read more »

Source: REACH, 06-Dec-12

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California’s REACH sold to AMGH

California’s REACH sold to AMGH

Word is reaching the HeliHub.com office that Air Medical Group Holdings have bought REACH Mediplane in California. Air Medical Group Holdings refers to itself as “the largest independent provider of air medical services in the world”, operating through subsidiaries Air Evac Lifeteam, Med-Trans and EagleMed We are expecting a formal press release today, or possibly… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Oct-12

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REACH renews NVG Training Contract with Night Flight Concepts

REACH renews NVG Training Contract with Night Flight Concepts

Night Flight Concepts® is pleased to announce contract renewal of NVIOâ„¢ Night Vision Goggle (NVG)  Initial and Recurrent Computer-Based Training (CBT) for REACH Air Medical pilots, flight nurses and EMT aircrew. “With more than 200 pilots and crew, Night Flight Concepts NVIOâ„¢ NVG CBT allows for easy access, and standardized training to all personnel regardless… Read more »

Source: Night Flight Concepts, 22-May-12

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REACH makes two key appointments

REACH makes two key appointments

REACH Air Medical Services has appointed two key employees to new positions: Omid Eslamipour to Director of Maintenance and Dale Pike to Chief Pilot.  (left and right respectively in the photos below) Omid Eslamipour moves from Director of Quality Assurance to Director of Maintenance. Eslamipour brings more than 25 years’ experience and leadership from his… Read more »

Source: REACH, 24-Jan-12

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REACH and Methodist Healthcare launch second Texas base

REACH and Methodist Healthcare launch second Texas base

REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) and Methodist Healthcare (Methodist) announce the expansion of their partnership providing emergency helicopter service to include a second base in Pearsall, Texas, called Methodist AirCare 2. Service began on December 12, 2011. AirCare 2 will provide life-saving 24/7 emergency medical helicopter service from a base located 50 miles southwest of… Read more »

Source: REACH, 15-Dec-11

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REACH Air Medical Services expands through merger

REACH Air Medical Services expands through merger

REACH Air Medical Services and Cal-Ore Life Flight announce the merger of the two privately-held companies, creating the most comprehensive network of medical air and ground transportation in the Western United States. REACH, with 13 helicopter bases and one airplane base, and Cal-Ore, with two airplane and two ground ambulance bases, have been collaborators in… Read more »

Source: REACH, 06-Dec-11

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Woman’s Hospital of Texas contracts REACH for EC135

Woman’s Hospital of Texas contracts REACH for EC135

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas (Woman’s) and REACH Air Medical Services, LLC (REACH) announce a collaboration to provide life-saving 24/7 emergency medical helicopter service to Houston and outlying areas. The service will provide air transport exclusively for high-risk maternal and neonatal patients to Woman’s for specialized care. Woman’s and REACH are combining resources to provide… Read more »

Source: REACH, 17-Nov-11

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REACH Air Medical Services contracts for health records solution

REACH Air Medical Services contracts for health records solution

MMRGlobal, Inc. a leading provider of Personal Health Records and electronic document management systems for healthcare professionals, and REACH Air Medical Services, LLC (REACH) today announced they have signed an agreement to offer MMR’s signature MyMedicalRecords PHR to all of REACH’s current and future clients and customers. MyMedicalRecords (www.mmrvideos.com) will be an adjunct to a… Read more »

Source: MMRGlobal, 26-Oct-11

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NEMSPA announces 2011 Pilot of the Year award winner

NEMSPA announces 2011 Pilot of the Year award winner

NEMSPA is proud to announce the winner of the 2011 Pilot of the Year Award – Mr. Douglas Stephan of Reach Air Medical Services. Each year, NEMSPA accepts nominations for this award from the nationwide air medical transport community so that we may recognize an individual who stands out in terms of professional achievement and… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 17-Oct-11

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REACH Air Medical Services appoints CFO

REACH Air Medical Services appoints CFO

REACH Air Medical Services LLC announces the hiring of D. Brian Karr as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Karr will direct all finance, treasury, funding and accounting functions to assure the success of current and future business strategies for REACH. “REACH is pleased to welcome Brian Karr to our senior management team,” said Jim Adams, CEO… Read more »

Source: REACH Air Medical Services, 25-Apr-11

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Two California EMS lawsuits grounded by Federal and State courts

Two California EMS lawsuits grounded by Federal and State courts

In two days in late March, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Sonoma County Superior Court dismissing separate claims by EMS operators seeking to obtain medical provider benefits under workers’ compensation without following the dictates of the California workers’ compensation system

Source: Barger & Wolen, 13-Apr-11

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REACH Air Medical Services earns Diamond Certified Designation

REACH Air Medical Services earns Diamond Certified Designation

REACH Air Medical Services, with headquarters in Santa Rosa, CA and bases of operation throughout California, as well as in Oregon and Texas, has earned the Diamond Certified® designation. Earning the rating of “highest in quality” came after being rated in a customer satisfaction survey performed by American Ratings Corporation. “Everyone at REACH is pleased… Read more »

Source: REACH Air Medical Services, 20-Mar-11

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REACH Air Medical Services selects NVG computer-based training from NVIO

REACH Air Medical Services selects NVG computer-based training from NVIO

Night Flight Concepts (NFC) and Gladstone Aerospace Corporation (GAC) are pleased to announce at Air Medical Transport Conference 2010 that REACH Air Medical Services has selected the new NVIO Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Computer-Based Training (CBT) to enhance their night vision training program. The NVIO solution will be used to augment both initial and recurrent… Read more »

Source: Night Flight Concepts, 13-Oct-10

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Upland Fire Dept introduces EMS EC135 in partnership with REACH

Upland Fire Dept introduces EMS EC135 in partnership with REACH

The Upland Fire Department in San Bernardino County, California recently introduced a new critical care air ambulance service through a public/private partnership with REACH Air Medical Services. This partnership is only one of two of its kind in the United States.

Source: Fire Dept News Network, 28-Apr-10

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REACH planning on new base at Upland starting in February

REACH planning on new base at Upland starting in February

The city entered into a contract with REACH Air Medical Services in June 2009 to operate a medical aircraft at no cost to the city, according to city officials.

15-Jan-10

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REACH Air Medical Services Shows Off New Helipad in Glamis

REACH Air Medical Services Shows Off New Helipad in Glamis

REACH and the Bureau of Land Management were showing off a new helipad in Glamis near the Glamis Beach Store

Source: UTV Weekly, 09-Nov-09

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Methodist Healthcare starts new air service with REACH Air Medical Services

Methodist Healthcare has launched Methodist AirCare, its own emergency air transport program to serve residents across Bexar County and South Texas around the clock.  Methodist Healthcare is working with REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) to get the AirCare program off the ground.

Source: San Antonio News Express, 29-Oct-09

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REACH Air Medical Services Opens 11th Base

Source: REACH, 20-Jul-09

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REACH Air Medical Services Turns to Bluewolf for Innovation on Force.com Sites

Source: Bluewolf, 13-Jul-09

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REACH Air Medical Services Expands Management Team

Source: Vertical Magazine, 16-Feb-09

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REACH Air Medical expands with three new hires

Source: REACH, 13-Jun-08

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