1-May-2017 Source: Bell Helicopter
Phoenix-based PHI Air Medical is a leading air ambulance provider across the country, providing air medical services and outreach education to communities and healthcare systems. They transport more than 30,000 patients each year, operating out of more than 65 bases across the United States.
PHI Air Medical is the only Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in North Texas which carries blood products, provided by the American Red Cross, to the scene of the accident. PHI Air Medical also offers extensive educational programs approved for pre-hospital/nursing CEUs as well as programs for civic and community groups, and they regularly assist law-enforcement agencies and other first responders with search and other operations.
As one of Bell Helicopter’s largest fleet operators, PHI has partnered with Bell for more than 68 years. Bell Helicopters is honored that PHI continues to place their trust in our services and products. Overall, PHI, Inc. operates around eighty 407s – of which about 30 are HEMS outfitted for PHI Air Medical – six 206s, four 212s, and four 412s.
“Bell Helicopter and PHI Air Medical are avid supporters of the communities in which we live and work. PHI’s fleet of Bell helicopters bring medical professionals and supplies such as blood to the scene of an accident, which results in shorter wait times for the patient and quicker transfers to a hospital,” said Anthony Moreland, Bell Helicopter’s vice president of North American sales. “PHI Air Medical’s Bell 407GXP provides a fast, safe, and effective means of providing critical care for the people around us.”