EagleMed Expands to Alaska; Now Flying LifeFlight Air Ambulance
EagleMed LLC announces it will manage the aviation assets of Alaska Regional Hospital’s LifeFlight air ambulance program, extending the Wichita-based company’s North American reach to its furthest point west.
EagleMed is a leader in the air medical industry. LifeFlight is Alaska Regional Hospital’s specialized fixed-wing medevac service based in Anchorage, AK. EagleMed assumed responsibility for the hospital’s fixed-wing flight operations on July 15, 2013.
In this integrated business model, Alaska Regional Hospital will manage clinical care. The hospital will integrate and manage customer services as well as business relations. EagleMed will operate the aircraft, a twin-engine King Air B200, and provide the pilots for this specialized service.
“EagleMed and Alaska Regional Hospital share the value of safety as the fundamental underpinning for everything we do,” says EagleMed president Larry Bugg. “We are extremely excited to be partnering with the Alaska Regional Hospital to provide critical care fixed-wing transport services to the citizens of Alaska.”
Now with 28 locations in 10 states, EagleMed is a growing operation with a fleet of 15 medically-equipped Eurocopter AS350 helicopters, 15 Beechcraft King Air fixed-wing aircraft and approximately 400 employees.