24-Sep-2009 Source: Rotorhub
PARKER, Ariz.Â â€¦Â September 24, 2009 â€¦ Native Air, a division of one of the nationâ€™s leading air medical services provider, Omniflight Helicopters, Inc., announced today that it has opened a new air medical services base in Parker, Ariz. , introducing its transport capabilities to the local community.
The base, located at Parker Indian Hospital, 12033 Agency Road, Parker. AZ, 85344, will serve communities within a 100-mile radius.
The base will be home to an American Eurocopter AS-350B3, which possesses a reliable track record and strong performance history.Â Additionally, this helicopter performs well in the high temperatures that can be found along the Colorado River, areas it will frequent when transporting patients.
The Parker base will be the second aircraft Native Air operates that serves the Colorado River area.Â Native Air placed its first aircraft in Lake Havasu City in 2002. Â The two aircraft will work in conjunction to serve these local communities by focusing on the delivery of safe, high-quality air medical services, support and clinical care â€“ quickly and efficiently.
Native Airâ€™s critical care transport teams are prepared to serve patients of all types including adult, geriatric and pediatric populations. Â Rotor-wing and fixed-wing transports are available 24-hours a days, seven days a week and can be requested through Native Airâ€™s communications center at 800-806-7106.
â€œWe are very pleased to introduce our air medical services to Parker and the surrounding communities.Â Due to the remote location and accessibility of towns along the Colorado River and in Western Arizona, air medical transport serves the critically ill and injured well.Â On board, we are able to provide ICU-level care while traveling at over 120 mph in route to the nearest trauma center. Â We believe this service will prove beneficial to the local community, and we look forward to serving Parker and the area,â€ said Rob Campion, director of business development for Native Air.
Mesa, Ariz.-based Native Air s a division of Omniflight Helicopters, Inc. of Addison. Tex., a leading provider of air medical services throughout the U.S.Â Native Air provides air medical services throughout Arizona where it operates12 helicopter bases and three airplane locations throughout the state.Â These bases are located in Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Casa Grande, Buckeye, Lake Havasu, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Show Low, Payson, Globe, Kearny and Deer Valley.Â Native Air employs about 250 from these locations.
Omniflight (based in Addison, Texas) operates about 100 aircraft nationally from 72 bases in 18 states, with a strong presence across the Southwest, Midwest and Southeast regions as well as certain Mountain State areas.Â Its focus is primarily on inter-facility and on-site emergency scene response using both rotor and fixed-wing aircraft.Â For more information, please visit www.omniflight.com.