Air Evac Lifeteam Celebrates Grand Opening in Pike County

Air Evac Lifeteam Celebrates Grand Opening in Pike County

Members of the healthcare, EMS, fire and law enforcement communities gathered to cut the ribbon on Air Evac Lifeteam’s new location in Louisiana, Mo. The air medical base opened on Hwy. UU in August, after relocating from Carrollton, Ill. Aaron Bradshaw, program director for the Air Evac Lifeteam base,...

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Valley Med Flight Patient’s First Flight Was a Life Saver

Valley Med Flight Patient’s First Flight Was a Lifesaver

Paul Wolff was 65 years old before he flew on an airplane. He’s ready to go again, although he’d prefer it not to be as a patient on an emergency medical flight. The retired construction worker’s inaugural experience in the wild blue yonder came after a gas leak caused...

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CAMTS Awards Full Accreditation to Air Evac Lifeteam

CAMTS Awards Full Accreditation to Air Evac Lifeteam

Air Evac Lifeteam recently earned full accreditation from CAMTS – the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems. CAMTS is comprised of nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the quality and safety of medical transport services. CAMTS-appointed surveyors visited air medical bases within the Air Evac Lifeteam system in June...

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Guardian Flight Acquires Sunrise Air Ambulance, Bringing Total Arizona Footprint to Nine Bases

Guardian Flight Acquires Sunrise Air Ambulance, Bringing Total Arizona Footprint to Nine Bases

Guardian Flight has purchased Sunrise Air Ambulance and its four air medical transport bases in Arizona. Sunrise, headquartered in ShowLow, AZ, has a fixed wing and a rotor wing operation there and fixed wing operations in Springerville and Safford. The Sunrise acquisition brings Guardian Flight’s total dedicated Arizona air...

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REACH Air Medical Services & American MedFlight Clinicians Awarded Nevada Star of Life

REACH Air Medical Services & American MedFlight Clinicians Awarded Nevada Star of Life

Star of Life Award recognizes EMS Professionals’ Positive Impact on Community
Sacramento, California – April 18, 2019 – Four associates from REACH Air Medical Services and American Medflight were awarded the Nevada Star of Life at the state Capitol in Carson City, Nevada today. Among the 19 recipients…

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Injured Veteran Debuts Acting Career After Receiving Donated Home

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...

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

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....

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AeroCare Hits Milestone: 30 Years Serving West Texas, Eastern New Mexico

AeroCare Hits Milestone: 30 Years Serving West Texas, Eastern New Mexico

AeroCare is celebrating three decades of air medical transport service to the region. Over those 30 years, the organization has seen a few changes but its mission has stayed the same. “The growth of air medical providers over the last 30 years has really impacted negative patient outcomes in...

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Valley Med Flight honors two in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Valley Med Flight honors two in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

An Iron Mountain man is among two Valley Med Flight staff members from the Upper Peninsula recently recognized as one of the company’s Employees of the Year. Iron Mountain base paramedic Adam Burton was selected as Fixed Wing Clinician of the Year. A Valley Med Flight employee for three...

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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...

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