"I was touched by the efforts of these students to help one-another."Pensacola and Miami, Florida (PRWEB) March 18, 2013
The Gulf Breeze High School Student Government called Angel MedFlight, looking for a way to help a classmate get to a special medical facility in Miami, and Angel MedFlight answered their call for help.
The air ambulance company has offered a first-class experience aboard their Learjet 35, medically equipped as an ICU in the sky, to transport the student straight from the high school to Miami, Florida on March 13th.
The student will be surprised by fellow classmates and Angel MedFlight with a celebratory send-off straight from Gulf Breeze High School on March 13, 2013 to the airport where the Angel MedFlight Learjet 35, medical crew and pilots will be waiting.
For questions, or interview opportunities, contact Jennifer Vogel (480) 440-0485.
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Make sure to ask the right questions before you trust an air ambulance company with your loved one.Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) March 20, 2013
March 18, 2013 – Angel MedFlight, a trusted air ambulance provider, shares the following tips for those who are looking to safely transport loved-ones by air.
Tip #1: Don’t believe everything you see online
Most searches begin online, and as you might know, you can’t believe everything you read. Several companies will promote planes on their website that may not even be an option for the patient. If you are searching online, make sure to read the fine print and see what is really included in the flight. If it is still unclear, call the business and ask the right questions.
Tip #2: Ask the right questions
Will I be riding in a prop plane or a fixed wing?
Do you own the planes? Do you know the maintenance history?
Is your crew hired or contracted?
Is there room for a loved one to ride along?
Will you help me through the insurance process?
Tip #3: Know who is on the other end of the phone
A lot of other services have a mass call-center. Angel MedFlight has a team of nurses and case managers that personally handled every aspect of the flight to make it seamless.
To schedule an interview on this topic, contact Jennifer Vogel (480) 440-0485. About Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance Angel MedFlight coordinates domestic and international air medical transportation services, commercial medical escorts, ground ambulance services and provides discretionary insurance benefit assistance. Angel MedFlight’s One Touch Promise® assures every detail is handled and all resources are committed to guide the process from start to finish with a compassionate team of experts in the fields of medicine, aviation, insurance law and case management. www.angelmedflight.com
"Once I was in the air, everything was smooth-sailing."Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) March 01, 2013
After a long trip away from home (Watertown, New York), Jessica Lucero and her babies made it home, thanks to the help from the staff at Angel MedFlight. (Please see the full story in our video)
Angel MedFlight Air Ambulance not only made all of the flight arrangements, but made sure the insurance company covered the flight financially.
Loading the babies and mom and grandma on the two Learjet 60s, the jets took off from the warm Valley of the Sun and flew over 2,000 miles to safely land in New York. The smooth flight lasted just over three hours total, and was welcomed in New York to temperatures below zero.
Jessica reunited with her wounded Veteran husband, and went home to a special home make-over courtesy of Operation Homefront and Home Depot.
About the safe flight Jessica said, "Once I was in the air, everything was smooth-sailing."
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After losing five pregnancies and twin babies, Jessica Lucero needed special attention for her high-risk pregnancy when she found out they were having quintuplets. She left her Veteran husband at home in Watertown, NY to fight for the life of their babies at a special facility in Arizona. The family lost one baby, but have four surviving and are all back with mom and dad.
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Angel MedFlight coordinates domestic and international air medical transportation services, commercial medical flights, ground ambulance services and provides discretionary insurance benefit assistance. Angel MedFlight’s One Touch Promise® assures every detail is handled and all resources are committed to guide the process from start to finish with a compassionate team of experts in the fields of medicine, aviation, insurance law and case management. View Our Blog
This month we are recognizing Connie Welker, RN, Clinical Case Manager at BDMC/CCMC Nursery ICU. Connie works with Dr. John Elliot, a well-know doctor in the Valley for his work specializing in life-saving techniques with multiple births. Connie has been an advocate for transporting these surviving babies with Angel MedFlight to make sure these little miracles get home safely. See more about Connie’s experience with Angel MedFlight air ambulance below.
AMF Contributor:Tell us a little bit about your experience and describe your favorite part about being a Case Manager.
Connie Welker:I have been a staff nurse and Nurse Manager in a Neonatal unit for 44 years with the last 15 years as Case Manager of the Neonatal Unit at Banner Desert Medical Center / CCMC. I love the ability to be part of the team in supporting the families through their journey in the unit and then assisting with care coordination and discharge planning of the infants and families as they transition to home or another facility.
AMF Contributor:Why do you like working with Angel MedFlight to transport your patients?
Connie Welker: Although I knew of Angel MedFlight, I only recently was able to utilize their services in assisting two families with multiples return to their home hospitals. The staff at Angel MedFlight were very professional in coordinating services with me, and we worked as a team in planning the flight for the infants and the paperwork that was required. Their responsive communication was outstanding and our plan for transport was a success. On the day of transport, the transport team was exceptional, experienced and very knowledgeable in their care of the infants, putting the parents at ease. As the future unfolds for more multiples in our unit, I look forward to working with the team at Angel MedFlight. Thank you.
Angel MedFlight sends a big thank you to Connie Welker. Working with Case Managers is such an important part of our process. If you are a Case Manager and would like more information about how we can simplify your workload, please email us at email@example.com.
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Preparations to get the plane to the starting point of Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. were strategically planned and executed with precision. The danger of pulling a jet with a 39 foot wingspan for a stretch of 2 miles are plentiful: cars, signs, lampposts, vegetation etc. Even with escort provided by the Scottsdale Police Department, the unknown can happen – and did. One renegade driver with a lack of patience found themselves in a bit of trouble with the law when cutting through the Parade.
Albert Miller, Videographer for Angel MedFlight, was filming nearly the entire 2 mile stretch.
“Overall, the transition was pretty smooth. With the exception of some drivers, most of the obstacles have been signs and shrubbery,” said Miller. “It was a great team effort, everyone was aware of their surroundings, and everyone worked together to get the Learjet safely down Frank Lloyd Wright and into Westworld.”
While the Parade of Planes is not a publicized event, it is an annual occurrence for Barrett-Jackson sponsors who have aircraft that need to get to the event location. In years past, the parade generally included, single-engine or multi-engine prop planes, but that night, Angel MedFlight’s Learjet 35 made an appearance one won’t soon forget. This is the largest airplane to ever be displayed at Barrett-Jackson. Additionally, it was, by far, the largest aircraft in the Parade and required the most supervision and caution.
Director of Operations, Brandon Kearns at Aviation West Charters (dba Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance) was in attendance to ensure the safe transfer as well. Moving foliage and ensuring sign clearance as the jet slowly rolled required a keen eye and fast reflexes.
“The local law enforcement did a fantastic job of blocking off the roads for us. We had a great group of people from Angel MedFlight as well as some officials from Barrett-Jackson and the Scottsdale Airport.” Kearns was asked if he had ever been involved in a transfer of this kind. He replied, “I have been in aviation for 16 years… this would have to be the first time.”
Angel MedFlight is excited to feature their latest member of the medically-configured jet lineup – the Learjet 35.
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Most people are not aware that the majority of insurance plans do not extend beyond the US border, which is why it is helpful to know if repatriation is included in your plan. Repatriation allows travel back into your home country if there is an emergency on your travels.
Travel expert Jody Kozak with the Travel Assurance Promise Plan says, “for a one-time membership fee we provide peace of mind when you’re more than 200 miles away from home.” Kozak adds, “it’s safety, comfort and consideration in one inexpensive package.” The Travel Assurance Promise Plan also includes other amenities like car rental, hotel reservations, emergency medical flight evacuations and everything in-between in one comprehensive package.
There are many other travel insurance plans available, but the Travel Assurance Promise Plan is affiliated with Angel MedFlight Air Ambulance Service and is a customizable membership program that provides worldwide safety nets and stress-free travel considerations for globe-trotting individuals without the red tape and costly fees associated with insurance plans. Having the peace of mind during your travels is an inexpensive way to better enjoy your next trip.
Plans through Travel Assurance Promise include emergency medical coverage. If an emergency happens while overseas, trained experts work with those in need to provide medically-necessary air medical transport to the nearest, most appropriate facility in the contiguous United States.
For more information regarding Travel Assurance Promise and the premier customizable travel membership plans available, please visit our website at www.travelassurancepromise.com or contact one of our representatives at 1-855-612-4016 (US) or 480-559-6460 (International).
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The awards, administered each year by the Phoenix Business Journal, gauge Arizona’s top private companies based on growth and revenue.
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Sanders, 29, holds a Master of Science in Accountancy and has served as director at Angel Medflight since 2009. She has more than six years of experience in corporate finance.
Arizona Business Magazine is the state’s leading business publication, with a readership of more than 122,500 per issue. This is the first year that the 50 Influential Women in Arizona Business and Five Under 35 lists have been published.
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Blasted by grenade shrapnel while serving in Afghanistan on Aug. 6, 2011, Curry sustained a traumatic brain injury. The arduous recovery journey has now led to a dedicated neuro-rehabilitation facility in Escondido, where he will receive specialized speech, occupational, physical and psychological therapies.
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The award, established in 2010 by air medical transportation leader Angel MedFlight in partnership with the Arizona Business Aviation Association (AZBAA), is available to students pursuing an undergraduate or post-graduate degree in an aviation-related program at a two- or four-year Arizona college or university.
Applications are being accepted through June 4, 2012, and the scholarship will be awarded in August.
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The National Transportation and Safety Board recently issued its probable cause report for a July 2010 West Texas incident involving an air ambulance operator. The report concluded that pilot error and possible fatigue caused the Cessna 421 to plunge just minutes after takeoff, killing all five people on board. Just days after the findings were announced, a forced landing of another medical transport company’s twin-engine plane claimed three more lives.
Although neither incident was related to Angel MedFlight, company CEO Jeremy Freer stresses that safety differences do exist and individuals seeking medical flights should know how to identify good – and bad – practices.
Kelly Breem had been struck by a car in the U. S. Virgin Islands, sustaining a traumatic brain injury. She now lie comatose and partially paralyzed in a St. Thomas hospital, and required a medical flight to the mainland for specialty treatment. Unsure of their next steps, Breem’s family contacted their local congressman, Timothy Bishop, for help.
Rep. Bishop’s office turned to Angel MedFlight, who performed the air ambulance flight at no charge.
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Attended by hundreds of business and community leaders, the Nov. 8 awards ceremony at Scottsdale’s Westin Kierland Resort & Spa highlighted the achievements of 10 Arizona businesses whose founders have shown remarkable vision and tenacity in the realization of their ideas.
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Rep. Schweikert wrote Jeremy a personal letter after reading about the growing air medical transportation company in the Oct. 2011 issue of Scottsdale Airpark News magazine (read the story on page 25)
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Air medical transportation leader Angel MedFlight is setting a new standard in patient safety, comfort and care with the introduction of a Learjet 60 for dedicated air ambulance service. As Angel MedFlight’s latest innovation, the Lear 60 offers patients a spacious cabin, a smooth, comfortable flight, and expedited travel time from Bedside-to-Bedside®.
When she heard about an air ambulance service out of Scottsdale that could transport Logan to a medical center in Texas quickly and safely, she contacted the company. Minutes later, Jeremy Freer called her back.
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The Phoenix Business Journal, which administers the ACE Awards, deemed Angel MedFlight a “fast-growth fixture” due to its reappearance on the list, and interviewed President & CEO Jeremy Freer about what it takes to maintain growth.
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These prestigious awards recognize top Arizona businesses for achievements in growth, adding jobs and boosting the community.
In the past five years, Angel MedFlight has more than quadrupled in number of employees and has introduced innovations that have enhanced the air medical transport industry.
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A National Honor Society member, Grega graduated from Horizon High School in Scottsdale, Ariz. with a 3.80 grade point average. He is a participant in the U.S. Air Force ROTC program, and his career goals include designing fighter jets.
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A tremendous addition to the Angel MedFlight staff, Caryn’s critical care background, proven leadership abilities and interpersonal skills make her the ideal complement to our team of compassionate caregivers.
“Volunteering for Fredericktown Fire was the start of my career in medical services, and I’ll always be proud to belong to such an incredible group,” says Freer. “These men and women put their lives on the line in service to others, and the Wildfire will be another resource to aid in their rescue efforts.”
Angel MedFlight, in conjunction with the Arizona Business Aviation Association (AZBAA), is once again offering this scholarship opportunity to students working toward a two- or four-year aviation degree at an Arizona college or university. Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2011, and the scholarship will be awarded in August.
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911: Salvando Vidas (911: Saving Lives), a two-part special which aired on top-five network Univision in February, highlights the life-saving missions of Angel MedFlight and emergency response services.
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Matt Greenwell, Chief Flight Nurse at Angel MedFlight, spoke with Phoenix's FOX 10 News about medical flights.
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"Rusty is extremely familiar with all aspects of our organization, including the structure, communications, and operations," says Angel MedFlight CEO, president and founder, Jeremy Freer. "His management and organizational skills are inspirational to our team. He holds himself to very high standards, and our patients will benefit from his commitment to excellence."