Strengthening AAMS and the MedEvac Foundation International is a community effort

Strengthening AAMS and the MedEvac Foundation International is a community effort 17 Oct, 11, Source: AAMS

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 is pleased to be in a position to strengthen these two organizations and encourages others to make similar investments,” noted Aaron Todd, Air Methods CEO.

Air Methods believes strongly in the air medical transport community and in the value of collaboration. The company has been an active member of AAMS since 1985 and regularly supports numerous members of its staff to serve on a variety of AAMS committees, special interest groups, and sections, as well as having one of its Vice Presidents serving on the AAMS Board of Directors. Air Methods is now making an additional contribution of $35,000, which will help AAMS in its mission to support the Air Medical Community.

Air Methods has also been a strong supporter of the MedEvac Foundation with an initial gift in 2010 and annual Silent Auction and Charity Golf Classic participation. Air Methods’ new gift of $150,000 to the Foundation illustrates that the company is willing to invest significant resources to advance research, education, and community outreach initiatives that emphasize the importance of critical care transport and improve the field of transport knowledge.

“We want to thank Air Methods Corporation for being a strong AAMS and MedEvac Foundation champion and look forward to their continued involvement and support,” said AAMS President Dan Hankins, MD, FACEP and MedEvac Foundation International Chair Kevin Hutton, MD, FACEP.

With the entire medical transport community gathering in St. Louis this month at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), there is a terrific opportunity for all members to evaluate their participation in AAMS and the MedEvac Foundation. The entire community is urged to consider an additional investment of financial resources and staff expertise to further the work being done by both AAMS and the MedEvac Foundation.

Please contact the following individuals for more information or to discuss enhancing your participation in AAMS and the MedEvac Foundation International. You may also visit the exhibit booths for AAMS and the MedEvac Foundation International on-site at the AMTC to talk to someone one-on-one about how your organization can become more involved.

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About AAMS
The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) is the only international trade association serving the entire air and ground medical transport community. AAMS strives to enhance the medical transport industry by promoting the highest level of industry safety; promoting quality patient care; inspiring commitment to the industry’s work, causes, and viability; and providing superior service to its members. For additional information, visit the AAMS’ web site at www.aams.org.

About MedEvac Foundation International
Founded by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), MedEvac Foundation International is dedicated to identifying and promoting air medical and critical care transport best practices and improvements worldwide. The Foundation funds research and disseminates safety, patient care, and operational resources throughout the industry via the web, educational presentations, and printed publications. For additional information, visit the Foundation’s web site at www.medevacfoundation.org.

About Air Methods Corporation
Air Methods Corporation is the world’s largest provider of air medical emergency transport services and systems. The company is dedicated to air medical transport, focusing on the quality of care to patients, and safety in aviation operations. With over 400 Helicopters Air Methods is also the world’s largest commercial fleet of helicopters.

Air Methods provides all necessary core competencies to include: aircraft completion, aircraft maintenance, communications, medical training and staffing, billing and collections, and aviation operations.

With its Hospital Partners, Air Methods supports 311 bases serving 45 states, and is headquartered in Englewood, Colo.

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