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A Morning Drive Turns into an Emergency Flight

When Jacob headed out in the morning, he didn’t see it coming, and his mother Christine certainly didn’t expect to receive the dreadful call. Jacob had been in a devastating car wreck and needed to be transported to the hospital by helicopter. It was a mother’s nightmare. On December 2, Jacob Summerlin was involved in […]

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A Day at the Office Begins with an Urgent Call

On April 19, 2018, Myra and her husband Steve prepared for work like any other day. They both arrived to work at their usual times, Steve at 6:30 a.m. and Myra at 9 a.m., but on this morning Myra alarmingly found Steve lying on the floor, aspirating and non-responsive. “I wasn’t sure what happened,” Myra […]

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Advocating for the Patient

Anyone who has ever been flown for a life- or limb-threatening medical emergency can testify that the medical trauma is just the beginning. Those who survive the medical emergency are often caught off guard when their insurance companies start asking for more information or deny the medical claims all together. Brittney Spomer works for a […]

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A Phone Call from AMCN Provides Peace of Mind

As the Deputy Director of Laurens County EMS, Dwayne Ussery is used to ensuring his team provides high-quality responses and care to patients, but on this day he experienced what it’s like to be on the other side. While at work, Dwayne had a terrible headache and was unable to see. A co-worker noticed that […]

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We Bring People Home When They Need It Most

When our members call us, sick or injured in a hospital far from home, we’re there for them every step of the way. We get them to the local hospital of their choice, so they can recover closer to family and friends without the burden of out-of-pocket costs related to their flight. Our AirMedCare Network […]

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An Amazing Response

The Whitehorn’s love the outdoor life and were prepared if an emergency medical event happened on one of their adventures. But what they didn’t expect was for a life-altering event to occur at home. When Lisa Whitehorn suffered a stroke, her husband knew immediately what was happening. Steve called 911 which was the start of […]

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Injured Veteran Debuts Acting Career After Receiving Donated Home

Cristian Valle’s specially adapted custom home literally set the stage for his future. After receiving the keys to his home on Feb. 10, 2018, Cristian was finally in a position to pursue a longtime dream of his: acting. The experience Cristian has as an Army Infantryman may seem completely unrelated to his new role, but […]

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Everything was Hunky-Dory and All of the Sudden, Bang!

Katie Campbell worked for years as an Emergency Medical Technician in Arkansas. Thankfully, she knows the signs and symptoms of a stroke. On February 7, 2019, Katie and her husband, Randy Wells, were out to dinner when Katie noticed her husband’s mouth was drooping a little on one side. “Because of my training, I knew […]

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When a Caregiver Needs Care

Being a Flight Nurse requires autonomy. In the back of an aircraft, critical thinking skills, quick decision making, and compassion are the essentials of the job. But what happens when the roles reverse, and the Flight Nurse becomes the patient? If you ask Victoria Kretche-Kitchel, a Flight Nurse for Eagle Air Med in Alamosa, Colorado, […]

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One Mention of Fly-U-Home is All They Needed

AirMedCare Network Fly-U-Home teams have completed more than 18,000 missions in over 30 years, and one recent mission was for Susan Samuelson and her family.   Susan, like many members, hoped she’d never actually have to use Fly-U-Home. “When we bought the Fly-U-Home membership, I really didn’t think about it being anything but a just-in-case […]

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