EagleMed Receives ARGUS Gold Rating for Safety

EagleMed Receives ARGUS Gold Rating for Safety

10-Dec-2013 Source: EagleMed

EagleMed critical care air medical transport company has earned an ARGUS Gold Certification, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to safety.

To award a Gold Rating, aviation services company ARGUS International Inc. conducts comprehensive research into numerous databases and other reputable sources. It compiles historical safety ratings, aircraft and pilot background checks, and on-site safety audits to determine whether operators meet or exceed its established standards for equipment and crew experience.

“This latest independent audit of EagleMed’s flight operations is further testament to our laser focus on maintaining the absolute highest level of safety for our passengers and crewmembers,” said EagleMed LLC President Larry Bugg. “The high standards and systematic evidence-based audit aspects of ARGUS, CAMTS, and the Federal Aviation Administration’s Safety Management System epitomize EagleMed’s holistic approach to quality and safety.”

With more than 30 locations in 10 states, EagleMed operates a fleet of 15 medically equipped Eurocopter AS350 helicopters, 15 Beechcraft King Air fixed-wing aircraft, and six ground ambulances. The company has more than 400 highly trained employees. EagleMed is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) and dedicates all facets of the company toward providing the highest quality patient care in the safest environment possible.

ARGUS International, Inc. is a specialized aviation services company with global expertise whose mission is to provide the aviation marketplace with the information needed to make informed decisions and manage risk. One of its services includes a system of safety rankings that provides prospective passengers with a clear evaluation of every aircraft, operation and crew.

ARGUS services include the CHEQ proprietary charter operator rating and due diligence program, TRAQPak market intelligence data and research services, and aviation consulting. ARGUS subsidiaries include ARGUS PROS, the leading provider of on-site safety audits and PRISM.

Founded in 1995, ARGUS is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and actively engaged with business activities in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, South America and the Middle East and Africa.

About EagleMed LLC
EagleMed’s critical care air medical transport operations have entered the second level of the voluntary Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Safety Management System (SMS), demonstrating the company’s ongoing commitment to advancements in safety. By adopting SMS as a higher standard for safety in air medical transport services, EagleMed is working to enhance the safety and well-being of patients and EagleMed crewmembers.

EagleMed maintains a fully staffed, technologically advanced, 24-hour communications center in Wichita. The company operates state-of-the-art aircraft and modern, up-to-date clinical equipment.

EagleMed’s senior leadership has a combined total of 150 years of aviation safety experience. The company’s employees received the 2013 Chairman’s Award and the 2010 President’s Award for Leadership and Safety from the Association of Air Medical Services, the 2011 Safety Award from the Helicopter Association International, was recognized by CAMTS in 2012 for a Best Practice in Just Culture, and received the National EMS Pilots Association 2012 Pilot of the Year Award.

About AirMedCare Network
EagleMed is a membership-supported air ambulance service that is part of the AirMedCare Network. AirMedCare is America’s largest air medical membership network, providing the highest levels of care and access for its 1.5 million members. The AirMedCare Network combines the membership programs of four leading critical care air medical transport operators: EagleMed, REACH, Air Evac Lifeteam and Med-Trans Corporation.

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