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Jun
08
2021

UNITED ROTORCRAFT AND VITA INCLINATA ANNOUNCE JOINT MANUFACTURING CAPABILITY PARTNERSHIP

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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.

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Jun
02
2021

UNITED ROTORCRAFT DELIVERS TWO HH-60L FIREHAWK® HELICOPTERS TO VENTURA COUNTY AIR UNIT

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ENGLEWOOD, Colorado – May 25, 2021 – United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation announced today the delivery of two HH-60L FIREHAWK® helicopters to Ventura County Air Unit.

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Jun
01
2021

AIR METHODS CALLS ON GOVERNOR CUOMO TO SIGN LIFESAVING BLOOD TRANSFUSION BILL

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colorado  – Air Methods, which serves New York state as LifeNet of New York, applauds Senator Hinchey, Assemblywoman Woerner, and New York legislature for passing S. 4085/A.2561 earlier this week.  This important legislation will allow air transport ambulance service providers to store and distribute blood at all their facilities and initiate and administer transfusions while providing air transport services.

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May
14
2021

CHRIS MYERS TESTIMONY BEFORE THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF INSURANCE LEGISLATORS (NCOIL)

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On Saturday, April 17, 2021, Chris Myers, Air Methods Executive Vice President of Customer Experience, Reimbursement, and Strategic Initiatives, testified before the NCOIL Health Insurance & Long Term Care Issues Committee regarding the NCOIL Model Act regarding Air Ambulance Protections Draft. The following is the complete text of his testimony with presented materials. The hearing can be viewed here on the Committee web page.

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Apr
20
2021

NEW AMPED EPISODE: TREATING PATIENT SHOCK

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Our podcast, AMPED (Air Methods Prehospital Education) is back this week with a new installment. The podcast, which launched in early 2021, 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. It is a first-of-its-kind platform in which air medical and in-hospital clinicians can share their stories from the frontlines and learn from one-another’s unique experiences in providing lifesaving care.

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Apr
14
2021

AIR METHODS REOPENS SEASONAL AIR IDAHO RESCUE BASE IN WEST YELLOWSTONE

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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 commenced operations this month, with service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Apr
06
2021

RECREATION, COVID-19 SURGES STRESSED EMS SYSTEMS LAST YEAR

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It’s been a strange, stressful year for our flight paramedics and nurses in eastern Idaho, with pandemic challenges adding a new burden to their ordinary tasks of patient transport and wilderness rescue. A job that once consisted of ferrying critical patients from outlying hospitals to larger facilities and stabilizing patients from trips deep in the backcountry and national parks in Idaho and Wyoming, is now strained by the complications of COVID-19.

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Apr
05
2021

AIR METHODS’ TESTIMONY ON SB 1038 REGARDING AIR MEDICAL MEMBERSHIPS BEFORE THE TENNESSEE SENATE

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On Tuesday, March 23, Ruthie Barko, Air Methods Director of Government Affairs, testified before the Tennessee Senate Commerce and Labor Committee in support of SB 1028, which seeks to provide consumers protection in regards to air medical memberships. The following is the complete text of her testimony, which can also be viewed on the Committee webpage – testimony begins at 23:00 minute mark.

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Mar
08
2021

AIR METHODS CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2021

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International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.

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Mar
04
2021

AIR METHODS LAUNCHES AMPED PODCAST TO ELEVATE CRITICAL CARE CONVERSATIONS

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Last week, we announced the launch of our 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.

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Feb
24
2021

LIFESAVE TRANSPORT ANNOUNCES HIRING PUSH FOR FLIGHT NURSES AND MEDICS

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Our subsidiary in Kansas and Nebraska, LifeSave Transport (LifeSave), is adding to its growing teams in Kansas and Nebraska with opportunities available for pilots, nurses, paramedics, and A&P mechanics for both helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft. Bases are located throughout Kansas in Colby, Dodge City, Emporia, Garden City, Liberal, and Salina, as well as in McCook, Nebraska.

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Feb
15
2021

UNITED ROTORCRAFT LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

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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.

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Feb
02
2021

JAELYNN WILLIAMS: “FOR AIR MEDICAL SERVICES, MEMBERSHIPS SHOULD BE A THING OF THE PAST.”

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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 need after a transport so they can focus on their recovery rather than bills.

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Jan
27
2021

ANSWER THE CALL TO SAVE LIVES WITH A CAREER AT AIR METHODS

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Everyone at Air Methods is involved in helping us achieve our mission to give more tomorrows by providing access to lifesaving care at the moment it is needed most. Our talented community of pilots, mechanics, and clinical professionals cover more than 300 bases across 48 states in order to offer care to communities that might otherwise go without. And we are looking for more dedicated crew members to join our team.

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Jan
14
2021

AIR METHODS CREWS FIGHT COVID-19 IN RURAL NEW MEXICO

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In rural America, small medical centers are seeing an influx of patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many patients are being turned away because there is simply not enough room. In New Mexico, Air Methods air medical crews are answering the call to ensure patients can receive proper care.

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Dec
29
2020

AIR METHODS STATEMENT ON THE PASSAGE OF THE NO SURPRISES ACT

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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 prohibiting balance billing and establishing an independent arbitration process to resolve any billing disputes.

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Dec
23
2020

GRATITUDE IN THE MIDST OF IT ALL

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2020 has been a year of disruption. It has taken the contents of our lives, metaphorically dumped them out on a table like a woman searching for keys in her purse and thrown them all back in the bag—old gum wrappers, crumpled receipts, and all.

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Dec
07
2020

AIR METHODS DONATES AIRCRAFT TO MERCY AIR AFRICA

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., – 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 Air Helicopter Operations, visited Air Methods headquarters in Denver, Colorado last month to finalize and discuss the donation with Air Methods EVP of Operations Leo Morrissette.

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Nov
30
2020

STEPHANIE QUEEN JOINS AIR METHODS AS SVP OF CLINICAL SERVICES

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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.

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Nov
11
2020

AIR METHODS ANNOUNCES IN-NETWORK AGREEMENT WITH HEALTHPARTNERS

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We’re happy to announce that we have entered an in-network 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 – with critical air medical services at discounted in-network rates. The agreement includes commercial insurance, state public programs (SPP) and Medicare Cost.

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Oct
29
2020

AIR METHODS ANNOUNCES NEW UTAH BASE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MOUNTAINSTAR HEALTHCARE

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Air Methods, the leading air medical service in the U.S., announced today 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 surrounding community hospitals, to provide emergency air medical services throughout northern Utah, southern Idaho, and southwest Wyoming.

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Oct
27
2020

VANDERBILT LIFEFLIGHT NAMED NATIONAL PROGRAM OF THE YEAR BY LEADING TRADE ORGANIZATION

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., -- Vanderbilt LifeFlight, a subsidiary of Air Methods, a global leader in air medical transport, has been named the Air Medical Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS).

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Oct
15
2020

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

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, Oct. 15, 2020 – 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.

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Oct
07
2020

AIR METHODS ANNOUNCES NEW ALABAMA LIFESAVER BASE IN EVERGREEN

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Oct. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Air Methods, the leading air medical service in the U.S., announced today 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 Escambia.

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Sep
25
2020

WELLSPAN HEALTH, AIR METHODS ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF WELLFLIGHT AIR AMBULANCE

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YORK, Pa., – 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.

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