Newsletter #279 | News
REACH Air Medical Now Providing Service in Wyoming
REACH Air Medical Services now provides life-saving air medical transports to Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin region from their medical helicopter base located in Cody.
Reach Air Medical, February 09, 2016 - Cody, WY – REACH Air Medical Services now provides life-saving air medical transports to Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin region.
Service began on February 8 from their medical helicopter base located in Cody.
Earlier this year, REACH announced its planned expansion into the state of Wyoming with two new airbases. In addition to the base in Cody, a second base, an airplane operation located in Greybull, is poised to open ahead of schedule with service starting next week.
Both bases will provide round-the-clock, life‐saving emergency air medical care to area residents. The well-trained flight crew consists of a flight nurse, flight paramedic, and pilot.
These highly skilled teams provide critical care during transport.
“Opening these bases in the Big Horn Basin benefits the community in many ways,” states Sean Russell, President of REACH Air Medical Services. “ Our airplane in Greybull and our helicopter in Cody will increase our ability to serve patients in the region. REACH has been providing patients with high-quality care for nearly 30 years and to date, we have transported more than 100,000 patients to needed care.
The Wyoming bases, along with our bases in Montana and Colorado, will support the region as a whole. When minutes matter, having an air medical transport service in the community saves lives.”Dr. David Fairbanks, our Medical Director at the Cody base, is excited to have this resource serving the area, “We’ve got a great team ready to serve the area. The collective experience of both paramedics and nurses averages 13 years of critical care and 5 years in flight critical care.” Dr. Fairbanks adds, “I am grateful that we will bring patients to the critical medical care they need in a timely fashion.”
REACH Air Medical Services was named Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). Sponsored by Airbus Helicopters, Inc., this award is hailed as one of the air medical transport industry’s highest honors and is presented annually to a company that clearly exceeds industry standards for safety, patient care, leadership, and community service.
REACH is a proud provider for the AirMedCare Network, the nation’s largest emergency air medical transport membership program. Members are covered for out-of-pocket expenses in the event of an emergency air transport by REACH or another AirMedCare Network provider.
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