Air Evac Lifeteam Opens New Air-Medical Base in London
Air Evac Lifeteam (Air Evac) announces that its newest air-medical transport base in Laurel County, Kentucky, is now in service. Located in the city of London, the base will provide emergency air-medical services to the London micropolitan area and the surrounding regions.
“We are proud to be increasing access to lifesaving air-medical care in the region,” says Daniel Sweeza, president of Air Evac. “Our new London base will serve patients and customers in Laurel County and many surrounding counties, as well as provide backup to the company’s other bases in Eastern Kentucky.”
The base is staffed by highly trained and experienced pilots, flight nurses and flight paramedics and is maintained by on-site aviation maintenance technicians. The Airbus H-135 operated at the base is medically configured with the latest avionics and safety features.
“Our London base is the 19th operation to open in Kentucky,” says Janie Ward, regional director for Air Evac. “This is also the first Air Evac base in the state to operate the Airbus H-135 aircraft. This airframe will increase our capabilities for specialty care transports and our ability to operate in reduced visibility conditions because it is an instrument flight rules (IFR) asset. Having an IFR asset in the state will help to increase access to care because this aircraft will be able to provide coverage for our other operations during reduced visibility conditions.”
Air Evac is a participating provider in the AirMedCare Network (AMCN), the nation’s largest air-medical transport membership program with more than 320 air-medical locations across 38 states. Members have no out-of-pocket costs for the flight, only if flown by an AMCN participating provider for a life- or limb-threatening injury or illness. The amount the member’s insurance or third-party insurance pays is considered payment in full. Annual memberships start at $99.
For more information, visit www.GlobalMedicalResponse.com.