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HealthNet Aeromedical Services’ Aircraft Mechanic Receives National Award

HealthNet Aeromedical Services’ Aircraft Mechanic Receives National Award

5-Oct-2021Source: HealthNet Aeromedical Services

HealthNet Aeromedical Services and Air Methods Corporation are excited to announce that long-serving Aircraft Mechanic Mark Godbey is the recipient of the 2021 Association of Air Medical Services Transport Mechanic Award of Excellence. “Through his decades of service, Mark has earned a position of trust among our flight teams. They know that when they fly... Read more

07-Sep-21 N138HN Airbus EC135P2+ Martinsburg, US-Virginia

07-Sep-21 N138HN Airbus EC135P2+ Martinsburg, US-Virginia

7-Sep-2021

Background: On the morning of the incident the flight crew based at KMRB in Martinsburg, WV was preparing to transition from a spare aircraft back into their normal duty aircraft which had just recently come out of a 1000-hour maintenance interval. The pilot-in-command for the day shift elected to move the spare aircraft (N102HN) off... Read more

07-Sep-21 N102HN Airbus EC135P1 Martinsburg, US-Virginia

07-Sep-21 N102HN Airbus EC135P1 Martinsburg, US-Virginia

7-Sep-2021

Background: On the morning of the incident the flight crew based at KMRB in Martinsburg, WV was preparing to transition from a spare aircraft back into their normal duty aircraft which had just recently come out of a 1000-hour maintenance interval. The pilot-in-command for the day shift elected to move the spare aircraft (N102HN) off... Read more

United Rotorcraft contract for five S70i Black Hawks

United Rotorcraft contract for five S70i Black Hawks

30-Aug-2021Source: United Rotorcraft

United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, has awarded Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, a contract for five S-70™ Black Hawk® helicopters. The bulk order will enable United Rotorcraft, as the only company authorized by Sikorsky to modify Black Hawk aircraft to the FIREHAWK® configuration, to quickly deliver these new production aircraft for aerial... Read more

Colorado firefighters sign for S70i Firehawk

Colorado firefighters sign for S70i Firehawk

17-Aug-2021Source: United Rotorcraft

The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) announced today the signing of a contract with United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, to complete and deliver a Sikorsky S70i FIREHAWK® helicopter. Configured by United Rotorcraft with a 1,000-gallon water tank attached to the belly of the aircraft, an extended landing gear to... Read more

Air Methods to deploying fleets of Wingcopter drones

Air Methods to deploying fleets of Wingcopter drones

4-Aug-2021Source: Wingcopter

Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced the launch of Spright, a newly formed drone solution, designed to help improve healthcare access and minimize supply challenges. Collaborating with Wingcopter, an industry-leading German drone manufacturer, Spright is creating a drone-based, healthcare-specific delivery network across the United States. As a result of the nation’s... Read more

Air Methods’ Safety Management System Recognised by FAA

Air Methods’ Safety Management System Recognised by FAA

13-Jul-2021Source: Air Methods

On Tuesday, July 6th, Air Methods (AMC), the leading air medical service in the country, received its letter of acknowledgement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) accepting AMC’s Safety Management System (SMS). In the United States there are 1,977 Part 135 operators, and Air Methods is one of 21 to receive this recognition. “At Air... Read more

Vanderbilt LifeFlight recognised with Star of Life Awards

Vanderbilt LifeFlight recognised with Star of Life Awards

22-Jun-2021Source: Air Methods

We want to congratulate our partner Vanderbilt LifeFlight, the 2020 Association of Air Medical Services transport program of the year, and other Tennessee public safety agencies for their lifesaving work at the 13th annual EMS Star of Life Awards. Hosted by the Children’s Emergency Care Alliance (CECA), the EMS Star of Life Awards is a premier... Read more

United Rotorcraft and Vita Inclinata Announce Partnership

United Rotorcraft and Vita Inclinata Announce Partnership

3-Jun-2021Source: United Rotorcraft

Vita Inclinata Technologies, which stabilizes load swing and spin with the touch of a button, and United Rotorcraft (a division of Air Methods), a provider of superior aerospace products and system integrations, including Firehawk helicopter modifications and US Military MEDEVAC helicopter cabin modifications, have announced a joint manufacturing capability partnership. The partnership will focus on... Read more

United Rotorcraft delivers two S70 Firehawks to Ventura County

United Rotorcraft delivers two S70 Firehawks to Ventura County

27-May-2021Source: United Rotorcraft

United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation announced today the delivery of two HH-60L FIREHAWK® helicopters to Ventura County Air Unit. Configured by United Rotorcraft with a 1,000-gallon water tank attached to the belly of the aircraft; an extended landing gear to accommodate the tank; a retractable snorkel than can refill the tank in... Read more

Air Methods to add new Wisconsin base

Air Methods to add new Wisconsin base

12-May-2021Source: Air Methods

LifeNet Inc, a division of Air Methods, announced that LifeNet 3-2 will now be based at the Hartford Municipal Airport. The new base location will ensure residents in the Hartford region and surrounding areas will have access to air medical services–resulting in quicker response times for emergent and trauma situations. Air medical services provide essential... Read more

Air Methods issues statement on West Virginia EMS legislation

Air Methods issues statement on West Virginia EMS legislation

5-May-2021Source: Air Methods

Air Methods thanks West Virginia Governor Jim Justice for protecting the citizens of his state from misleading air medical membership practices by signing House Bill 2776; the Air Ambulance Patient Protection Act. WV HB 2776 Air Ambulance Patient Protection Act What the legislation does: “The purpose of this bill is to create the Air Ambulance... Read more

15-May-21 N134AM Airbus EC135 Jacksonville, US-Florida

15-May-21 N134AM Airbus EC135 Jacksonville, US-Florida

5-May-2021

Emergency field landing after bird strike... Read more

Air Methods reopens seasonal Air Idaho Rescue Base

Air Methods reopens seasonal Air Idaho Rescue Base

16-Apr-2021Source: Air Methods

Our subsidiary, Air Idaho Rescue, has reopened its West Yellowstone seasonal air medical base serving the greater Yellowstone region. In conjunction with Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC), the Air Idaho Rescue base extends care to Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, the Gallatin National Forest, and the Madison River valley. The base officially... Read more

Air Methods Chief Nursing Officer opens up about Need to Address Clinician Grief

Air Methods Chief Nursing Officer opens up about Need to Address Clinician Grief

29-Mar-2021Source: Air Methods

At Air Methods, we emphasize the importance of taking care of our clinicians who selflessly care for their patients day in and day out. We know what they do isn’t normal. They are constantly exposed to human pain, suffering, and death, which exacts a severe toll over time even as they are conditioned to greet... Read more

Air Methods Launches Amped Podcast to Elevate Critical Care Conversations

Air Methods Launches Amped Podcast to Elevate Critical Care Conversations

22-Mar-2021Source: Air Methods

Air Methods announced the launch of their Air Methods Prehospital Education (“AMPED”) podcast, which is designed for prehospital and in-hospital care providers and sheds light on the unique and challenging clinical scenarios faced by our emergency medical crews. “Medicine is an ongoing educational and evolutionary process,” said Joe Hill, RN, clinical director for Air Methods... Read more

Air Methods targets new Wisconsin base at Hartford

Air Methods targets new Wisconsin base at Hartford

3-Mar-2021Source: gmtoday.com

Construction could begin in the few weeks at the Hartford Municipal Airport on a building that will be the crew quarters for a new air medical flight service to be operated by Colorado-based Air Methods Corporation. See Full Story.... Read more

United Rotorcraft Launches New Website

United Rotorcraft Launches New Website

16-Feb-2021Source: Air Methods

At Air Methods, we pride ourselves on a diverse range of capabilities. While our largest offering is direct air medical services, with air ambulance bases all over the country, we also have expertise in the design and manufacture of aeromedical and aerospace technology through our division known as United Rotorcraft. United Rotorcraft has built a... Read more

Airbus and Air Methods sign additional HCare

Airbus and Air Methods sign additional HCare

16-Feb-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Air Methods Corporation has signed another HCare support contract with Airbus Helicopters Inc., this time to cover its fleet of EC135 helicopters – the largest HCare contract signed with any civil customer to date. The order expands the number of Air Methods aircraft covered by Airbus support and services to 111, making Air Methods the... Read more

CAMTS prepares for accreditation site visit of Air Methods Midwest Region

CAMTS prepares for accreditation site visit of Air Methods Midwest Region

9-Feb-2021Source: Air Methods

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems will conduct an accreditation site visit of: Air Methods Midwest Region (Medflight, ARCH, Phelps Air, HSHS Rescue Flight, Saints Flight, LifeNet of Michigan, Air Methods Kentucky, LifeStar, Christ LifeFlight, and LifeNet McHenry) on February 25-26, 2021. The purpose of the site visit will be to evaluate the... Read more

Air Methods CEO calls for end of membership programs

Air Methods CEO calls for end of membership programs

3-Feb-2021

At Air Methods we have made it our mission to identify more effective ways to keep patients out of the middle of the billing process. We eliminated our membership program back in 2019, focused our efforts on reaching in-network agreements with insurance companies, and developed a robust patient advocacy program that provides the assistance patients... Read more

LifeNet Partners with Columbus Community Hospital to Provide Air Medical Services

LifeNet Partners with Columbus Community Hospital to Provide Air Medical Services

14-Jan-2021Source: Air Methods

LifeNet, a subsidiary of Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider in the U.S., today announced a partnership with Columbus Community Hospital (CCH) to open a new air ambulance base at the facility. The base will serve residents of Columbus, Fremont, Albion, Central City, Schuyler, David City, Aurora, and other local communities surrounding the... Read more

Air Methods issues statement on enactment of No Surprises Act

Air Methods issues statement on enactment of No Surprises Act

5-Jan-2021Source: Air Methods

On Monday, December 21, 2020, the U.S. Congress passed with the President signing on Sunday, December 27, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (HR 133), which included the No Surprises Act. The No Surprises Act takes the patient out of the middle of the billing process between their health care provider and health insurance company — by... Read more

19-Dec-20 N574AM Airbus AS350B3 Driggs, US-Idaho

19-Dec-20 N574AM Airbus AS350B3 Driggs, US-Idaho

19-Dec-2020

Starboard transmission cowling flipped up into the main rotor shortly after departure... Read more

Air Methods EVP testifies to National Council of Insurance Legislators

Air Methods EVP testifies to National Council of Insurance Legislators

17-Dec-2020Source: Air Methods

On Thursday, December 10, 2020, Chris Myers, Air Methods EVP of Reimbursement and Strategic Initiatives, testified before NCOIL in support of the Model Act Regarding Air Ambulance Patient Protections, which seeks to regulate air medical memberships as insurance products. The following is the complete text of that testimony. Chair Hunter and Vice Chair Ferguson, thank... Read more

Air Methods CEO interviewed on the challenges of leadership

Air Methods CEO interviewed on the challenges of leadership

7-Dec-2020Source: Air Methods

As part of their women leadership series, Authority Magazine recently interviewed our CEO, JaeLynn Williams, about her leadership at one of the country’s largest air medical service providers. JaeLynn spoke with Phil La Duke from Authority Magazine about the unconventional path that led her to where she is today, the excitement and challenges of being... Read more

05-Dec-20 N625CF Airbus AS365N3 Dayton, US-Ohio

05-Dec-20 N625CF Airbus AS365N3 Dayton, US-Ohio

5-Dec-2020

At approximately 140 KIAS, the right rear passenger door came open. The PIC had also heard and felt a change in the aircraft. PIC immediately slowed down the aircraft and the flight nurse in the back of the aircraft while still seat-belted was able to close the door. Upon safe landing and exiting of the... Read more

Air Methods donates AS350B2 to Mercy Air Africa

Air Methods donates AS350B2 to Mercy Air Africa

3-Dec-2020Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, a leading air medical service in the U.S., announced today that it has donated an Airbus AS350B2 helicopter to southern Africa-based humanitarian relief organization, Mercy Air Africa. The nonprofit was founded in 1991 to provide private flight support for nongovernmental organizations serving in the southern region of Africa. Matthias Reuter, Director of Mercy... Read more

Air Methods settles claim over severely corroded parts

Air Methods settles claim over severely corroded parts

26-Nov-2020Source: US Dept of Justice

United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn announced that Air Methods Corporation has agreed to pay $825,000 to settle a civil case alleging that the company violated Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) regulations by operating an emergency-services helicopter with severely corroded pitot tubes. Pitot tubes are components of the pressure measurement system used to determine airspeed. If... Read more

Air Methods appoints SVP of Clinical Services

Air Methods appoints SVP of Clinical Services

25-Nov-2020Source: Air Methods

This past summer, Stephanie Queen joined the Air Methods executive team as the Senior Vice President of Clinical Services. With 20 years of nursing under her belt, Queen has leveraged her expertise and passion for improving the quality and safety of healthcare delivery across the country for Air Methods. Before making the move to Colorado,... Read more

Air Methods Announces New Missouri ARCH Air Medical Base

Air Methods Announces New Missouri ARCH Air Medical Base

20-Nov-2020Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the leading air medical service in the U.S., announced the opening of a new helicopter base in Lincoln County, Missouri, north of St. Louis. The base is part of the Air Methods subsidiary, ARCH Air Medical Service, which has served Missouri and Illinois for more than 40 years. This expansion represents a vital... Read more

Airbus HCare program marks 35 years

Airbus HCare program marks 35 years

19-Nov-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Thirty-five years ago, helicopter operators faced a dilemma: how to achieve the highest possible helicopter availability levels in competitive industries, while keeping costs under control. The answer was found in a relatively new approach to spare parts management called parts-by-the-hour (PBH). Over the years, this early solution for guaranteeing parts availability has evolved into today’s... Read more

Air Methods CEO joins HIT Like A Girl podcast

Air Methods CEO joins HIT Like A Girl podcast

10-Nov-2020Source: Air Methods

Our CEO, JaeLynn Williams, opened up about her advocacy for saving lives and her ambitious goal for Air Methods to be 100% in-network with health insurance companies on this week’s episode of the HIT Like a Girl Podcast. Williams spoke with hosts Joy Rios and Robin Roberts about the unconventional path that led her to... Read more

Air Methods Announces In-Network Agreement with HealthPartners

Air Methods Announces In-Network Agreement with HealthPartners

6-Nov-2020Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, a leading air medical service provider in the U.S., announced that it has entered an agreement with HealthPartners, a consumer-governed, nonprofit healthcare organization based in Bloomington, Minnesota. The agreement enables Air Methods to provide HealthPartners plan members – totaling 1.8 million people across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, North Dakota, and South Dakota –... Read more

Air Methods Announces Partnership with MountainStar Healthcare

Air Methods Announces Partnership with MountainStar Healthcare

30-Oct-2020Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the leading air medical service in the U.S., announced that it has partnered with MountainStar Healthcare and will open a base in Ogden, Utah on Nov. 3 as AirLife Utah. The base will serve Ogden Regional Medical Center, Cache Valley Hospital, Brigham City Hospital, Pleasant View Emergency Center, and Lakeview Hospital, and other... Read more

Courts validates Air Methods $78 million settlement

Courts validates Air Methods $78 million settlement

26-Oct-2020Source: US News & World Report

A judge has given final approval to a $78 million settlement by a medical helicopter company that was sued by its California flight crew employees over unpaid overtime and missed breaks. See Full Story. ... Read more

26-Oct-20 N530H Airbus AS350B3 Arenas Valley, NM

26-Oct-20 N530H Airbus AS350B3 Arenas Valley, NM

26-Oct-2020

The helicopter sustained substantial damage and the sole occupant pilot was seriously injured.... Read more

Air Methods chooses Airbus HCare to support its fleet of 31 EC145 helicopters

Air Methods chooses Airbus HCare to support its fleet of 31 EC145 helicopters

19-Oct-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Air Methods Corporation – the largest civil operator of Airbus helicopters worldwide with more than 450 aircraft in operation – has signed a $24 million, five-year HCare Smart support contract with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. to cover its fleet of 31 EC145 helicopters. “This is the first of what we hope to be multiple HCare contracts,... Read more

Air Methods announces New Alabama LifeSaver Base in Evergreen

Air Methods announces New Alabama LifeSaver Base in Evergreen

8-Oct-2020Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the leading air medical service in the U.S., announced that its subsidiary, LifeSaver, has opened a new base in Evergreen, Ala., to provide emergency air medical services to the city and surrounding area. Other Alabama counties that will be served by the base include Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Butler, Wilcox, Monroe, Clarke, Baldwin, and... Read more

WellSpan Health and Air Methods announces launch of WellFlight Air Ambulance

WellSpan Health and Air Methods announces launch of WellFlight Air Ambulance

29-Sep-2020Source: Air Methods

WellSpan Health, an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland and Air Methods, a leading air medical service in the U.S., have jointly launched a new medical helicopter service. The initiative is aimed at improving access to emergency air transport services for the most critically injured or sick patients.... Read more

Air Methods Lead Mechanic Honored by FAA

Air Methods Lead Mechanic Honored by FAA

28-Sep-2020Source: Air Methods

Thomas “TJ” Hall, Air Methods airbase lead mechanic for Atrium Health’s MedCenter Air in Charlotte, N.C., has dedicated much of his life to maintaining helicopters that save lives. Hall started his career in the Vietnam War, at the age of 20, and has never looked back. His hard work and dedication earned him a special... Read more

Air Methods extends contract with US Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett

Air Methods extends contract with US Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett

9-Sep-2020Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, a leading air medical service in the U.S., and U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett, the military’s premier Total Force Training Center and the U.S. Army Reserve’s largest training installation, announced today that they have renewed their long-standing relationship, which has been in place since 2011. The agreement guarantees a continued relationship for... Read more

Air Methods to open new base in Borrego Springs

Air Methods to open new base in Borrego Springs

24-Aug-2020Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, a leading air medical service provider in the U.S., and Borrego Health, one of the nation’s largest Federally Qualified Health Centers, announced opening of a new Mercy Air base at the Borrego Medical Clinic in Borrego Springs, California on September 1st. The base will support the care and transportation of critically ill and... Read more

Heli-Trading Network announces fleet management contract with Air Methods

Heli-Trading Network announces fleet management contract with Air Methods

21-Aug-2020Source: Salus Aviation

Heli-Trading Network (HTN), a Salus Aviation company, has announced an agreement with Air Methods Corporation (AMC) to provide Fleet Management for the air medical service provider. The agreement, which will be facilitated through HTN’s Boulder City facility, positions the company as AMC’s preferred provider of Fleet Management services which include assessment, refurbishment and divestment of... Read more

Mercy Air opens new California base

Mercy Air opens new California base

17-Aug-2020Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the leading air medical service in the U.S., announced that its subsidiary, Mercy Air, has opened a new base in Paso Robles, Calif., to provide emergency air medical services to the city and surrounding area. Other California cities that will be served by the base include San Luis Obispo, Templeton, King City, Cambria,... Read more

Air Methods renews Airlift Northwest contract

Air Methods renews Airlift Northwest contract

17-Aug-2020Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, a leading air medical service in the U.S., and the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, announced that they have renewed their long-standing relationship with Airlift Northwest the premier emergency air medical service in the Pacific Northwest. Air Methods and UW Medicine have been collaborating to serve communities in the region since... Read more

Airinmar selected by Air Methods for warranty and value engineering services

Airinmar selected by Air Methods for warranty and value engineering services

4-Aug-2020Source: Air Methods

AAR (NYSE: AIR) subsidiary Airinmar, the top global independent provider of component repair cycle management and aircraft warranty solutions, signed a new services agreement with the world’s largest civilian helicopter operator, Air Methods. Airinmar’s services will include the identification, claim, recovery and reporting of rotorcraft/aircraft component warranty. Airinmar will compliment Air Methods’ existing processes and... Read more

Black Hills Life Flight adds blood and plasma to all flights

Black Hills Life Flight adds blood and plasma to all flights

14-Jul-2020Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, a leading air medical service provider in the U.S., announced that its Black Hills Life Flight base in Rapid City, S.D., will carry blood and plasma on its missions to support improved outcomes for patients involved in traumatic injuries or other conditions that require transfusions. Along with South Dakota, the base also serves... Read more

Compass and ALG ship EC135 from UK to US for Air Methods

Compass and ALG ship EC135 from UK to US for Air Methods

4-Jun-2020Source: Compass Forwarding

Aerospace Logistics Group (ALG) members Compass Forwarding and Talkcargo partnered to ship a Eurocopter EC135 helicopter from the United Kingdom to the United States this month. The group handled the door-to-door movement of the aircraft from Brighton City Airport in Southern England to Allegheny County Airport in the Pittsburgh area via containerized ocean freight. The... Read more

Air Methods Announces Agreement with Presbyterian Health Plan

Air Methods Announces Agreement with Presbyterian Health Plan

18-May-2020Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, announced today it has reached an agreement with Presbyterian Health Plan to provide in-network coverage for its consumers in New Mexico. The agreement will protect Presbyterian Health Plan members in more than 500 communities around the state from unplanned financial liability for Air Methods’ services. Air Methods... Read more

The Christ Hospital Health Network Partners with Air Methods

The Christ Hospital Health Network Partners with Air Methods

20-Apr-2020Source: Air Methods

The Christ Hospital Health Network today announced that it will partner with Christ LifeFlight, a subsidiary of Air Methods, to add a new dedicated rotor wing helicopter for the Christ Hospital. The new base will support the care and transportation of critically ill and injured patients throughout the region. Along with the key medical personnel,... Read more

Air Methods to buy out Flight For Life base in McHenry

Air Methods to buy out Flight For Life base in McHenry

12-Mar-2020Source: Lake McHenry County Scanner

Flight For Life is pulling out of Illinois after more than 30 years of providing air medical transport after Air Methods bought their McHenry base at Northwestern Medicine Hospital. See Full Story.  ... Read more

Air Methods contracts with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

Air Methods contracts with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

19-Feb-2020Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, today announced that it has agreed to an in-network contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) to provide its members with Air Methods’ critical care in the air services at in-network rates. Air Methods will be in-network for the following BCBSTX plans: Blue Essentials... Read more

Air Methods to supply two EC145s to Houston Healthcare

Air Methods to supply two EC145s to Houston Healthcare

27-Jan-2020Source: HCA Houston Healthcare

Officials with HCA Houston Healthcare unveiled Houston’s newest air ambulance service and the city’s first advanced mobile training ambulance and patient simulator, two new programs designed to enhance high-level adult and pediatric trauma care. “These two programs demonstrate a total commitment to supporting our EMS personnel and first responders in the region with higher-level training and support,... Read more

Air Methods lowers costs to patients

Air Methods lowers costs to patients

27-Jan-2020Source: Air Methods

A popular air medical helicopter company believes they have the answer to lowering the cost for patients who need emergency care. See Full Story.... Read more

Air Methods Promotes  new CEO

Air Methods Promotes new CEO

10-Jan-2020Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service, announced the promotion of JaeLynn Williams to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Williams, currently executive vice president of sales, marketing and communications, will succeed Steve Gorman, who will continue as an active member of the company’s board of directors. These changes are effective January 20, 2020.... Read more

Air Methods to Refund Medicare Patients

Air Methods to Refund Medicare Patients

21-Nov-2019Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the leading air medical service, announces that it has launched nationwide the “No Membership Required” initiative to allow patients to focus on recovery and not have to navigate the insurance and billing process alone. With this initiative, and based on the success of Air Methods’ Patient Advocacy program, its in-network growth strategy, and... Read more

Air Methods Celebrates the Accomplishments of Tulsa LifeFlight

Air Methods Celebrates the Accomplishments of Tulsa LifeFlight

11-Nov-2019Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, announced that its Tulsa LifeFlight program was named the EMS Service of the Year at the Oklahoma EMS Conference. In addition, Larry Brewer, one of the Air Method’s EMS Medics, won the Educator of the Year Award. Both the Tulsa LifeFlight program and Larry Brewer are consistently... Read more

ARCH Air Medical Sparta Base to Carry Blood and Plasma

ARCH Air Medical Sparta Base to Carry Blood and Plasma

25-Oct-2019Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, announced today that its ARCH Air Medical base in Sparta (ARCH 4) will carry blood and plasma on its missions to support improved outcomes for patients involved in traumatic injuries or other conditions that require transfusions. Air Methods has continuously worked to increase the number of aircraft... Read more

Air Methods Announces In-Network Agreement with Florida Blue

Air Methods Announces In-Network Agreement with Florida Blue

24-Oct-2019Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, today announced that it has expanded its partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield to provide its Florida Blue plan members with Air Methods’ critical care in the air services at discounted in-network rates. “This expansion of our agreement with Florida Blue will significantly expand the number... Read more

Air Methods Relocates Black Hills Life Flight Base to Rapid City

Air Methods Relocates Black Hills Life Flight Base to Rapid City

17-Oct-2019Source: Air Methods

Black Hills Life Flight, a division of Air Methods, announced it has relocated its rotor wing aircraft to its base in Rapid City, South Dakota to serve the surrounding communities. The base will ensure that residents in the surrounding areas, including across state boarders in Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wyoming, have access to air... Read more

ARCH Air Medical Now Carrying Blood and Plasma

ARCH Air Medical Now Carrying Blood and Plasma

7-Oct-2019Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, announced today that its ARCH Air Medical base (ARCH 3) will carry blood and plasma on its missions to support improved outcomes for patients involved in traumatic injuries or other conditions that require transfusions. Air Methods has continuously worked to increase the number of aircraft nationwide that... Read more

Air Methods warns Wyoming Department of Health

Air Methods warns Wyoming Department of Health

4-Oct-2019Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, released public comments to the Wyoming Department of Health regarding a Medicaid waiver application that would take decisions from physician and first responders and turn them over to a remote call center that uses financially driven criteria to determine the need for a transport, putting Wyomingites’ lives in danger.... Read more

Joliet’s LifeStar Now Carrying Blood and Plasma on EMS missions

Joliet’s LifeStar Now Carrying Blood and Plasma on EMS missions

4-Oct-2019Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, announced today that its LifeStar program in Joliet will carry blood and plasma on its missions to support improved outcomes for patients involved in traumatic injuries or other conditions that require transfusions. Air Methods has continuously worked to increase the number of aircraft nationwide that carry blood... Read more

Air Methods Announces New Base

Air Methods Announces New Base

7-Aug-2019Source: Air Methods

AirLife North Carolina, a division of Air Methods, announced it has opened its newest base in Lumberton, N.C. to serve the surrounding community. The new base, which will be located at the Lumberton Rescue Squad, will ensure that residents in the area have access to air medical services and the new location will result in... Read more

Air Methods Announces New Base in Habersham Community

Air Methods Announces New Base in Habersham Community

31-Jul-2019Source: AirLife Georgia

AirLife Georgia, a division of Air Methods, announced that AirLife Georgia 2 will now be based at the old Habersham Airport terminal. The new base location will ensure that residents in Habersham and the surrounding area have access to air medical services and the new location will result in quicker response times for emergent and... Read more

Air Methods Added to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s Air Ambulance Network

Air Methods Added to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s Air Ambulance Network

12-Jun-2019Source: Air Methods

Air Methods is announcing it has joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s commercial provider networks. The agreement provides Blue Cross members with in-network access to medically necessary air transport services from Air Methods at agreed-upon rates. It also prevents members from being balance-billed for charges beyond those contracted rates. Blue Cross began offering... Read more

Air Methods Celebrates StarCare Base’s 30th Anniversary

Air Methods Celebrates StarCare Base’s 30th Anniversary

27-May-2019Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of its StarCare base on April 13 at 1:30 p.m. CT at Silverhawk Aviation in Lincoln. A special reception will be held there to honor the clinicians, crew and other staff who have been a part of the base’s history. StarCare is... Read more

Air Methods opens Mercy Air 66 base at Barstow

Air Methods opens Mercy Air 66 base at Barstow

24-May-2019Source: Air Methods

Mercy Air, a division of Air Methods, will host a dedication ceremony and reception on Friday, May 17 at 1:00 p.m. PST. The ceremony will celebrate the new Mercy Air 66 base, a collaboration between Barstow Fire Protection District and Mercy Air. In addition, the event will honor Mercy Air’s 30th anniversary of life-saving service... Read more

Air Methods sets up agreement with Anthem in six states

Air Methods sets up agreement with Anthem in six states

14-May-2019Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, today announced that it has expanded its partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and will now be part of the plans’ in-network health coverage benefits in six additional states across the country. As part of the agreement, Anthem-affiliated health plan members in California, Georgia, Nevada,... Read more

Air Methods engages new PR and Marketing agency

Air Methods engages new PR and Marketing agency

9-May-2019Source: Air Methods

Amendola Communications, a nationally recognized, award-winning healthcare and health IT public relations and marketing agency, has announced it has been selected as the outsourced marketing and PR partner for Air Methods, the leading air medical services provider that delivers lifesaving care to more than 70,000 people every year. Air Methods is the leading air medical... Read more

Air Methods closes two bases in Kentucky

Air Methods closes two bases in Kentucky

6-May-2019Source: HeliHub.com

Air Methods has had to close two of their LifeNet bases in Kentucky. The bases, one in London and one in Lebanon, had a total of 23 employees between them. Doug Flanders, Air Methods spokesman has said that many of those 23 have applied for other jobs within the company at other bases. Air Methods... Read more

Air Methods Announces In-Network Agreement

Air Methods Announces In-Network Agreement

6-May-2019Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, today announced that it has expanded its partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and will now be part of the plans’ in-network health coverage benefits in six additional states across the country. As part of the agreement, Anthem-affiliated health plan members in California, Georgia, Nevada,... Read more

Air Methods closes four bases in Oklahoma

Air Methods closes four bases in Oklahoma

24-Apr-2019Source: HeliHub.com

Air Methods have recently shut down four medical helicopter bases in Oklahoma due to financial issues. The bases that were shut down were in Chickasha, Keefeton, Seminole and the base in Tulsa at the Riverside Airport. Each base employed up o 15 people, reports Denver Posts.... Read more

Air Methods closes Rainbow City base in Alabama

Air Methods closes Rainbow City base in Alabama

16-Apr-2019Source: HeliHub.com

Fire departments in eastern Alabama are raising concerns after the announcement that Air Methods will no longer be in service at their Rainbow City base. The nearest helicopter is Sylacauga, but fire officials are worried that the chances of a single helicopter being in use already will be high.  Air Methods decided to close their... Read more

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