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REACH Air Medical Services to Provide Fixed-Wing Aviation Services To Care Flight Air Ambulance in Reno, NV
REACH Air Medical Services to provide fixed-wing aviation services to Care Fligh from Reno, Nevada
Reach Air Medical, March 14, 2017 - Santa Rosa, CA - REACH Air Medical Services was selected to provide fixed-wing aviation services to Care Flight, an air ambulance service provider operated by the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) out of Reno, Nevada.
The addition of this aircraft to Care Flight’s existing helicopter fleet will provide patients with access to longer-distance transports when needed.
Care Flight currently provides air medical helicopter service to California and Nevada. The addition of this airplane will extend the company’s service area to the western United States.
Care Flight will provide the medical crew and management of daily operations while REACH will provide the aircraft, pilots, and mechanics. The aircraft chosen for this service is the Pilatus PC-12/45, which is well suited for high-altitude flights of the region. The service will be offered as an extension of REACH’s existing program, which includes over 45 helicopter and fixed-wing bases located throughout Nevada, California, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Texas.
“Care Flight is thrilled to join with REACH to provide fixed-wing critical care transportation across the region and primarily to our rural partner agencies,” said Dean Dow, President, and CEO, REMSA.
"REACH's industry-leading safety record, their commitment to maintaining key Emergency Medical Services (EMS) accreditations, and the availability of a modern, high-performing airplane made them the ideal candidate for Care Flight.”
“REACH recognized that Care Flight was the ideal partner to provide fixed-wing critical care transports in this area,” said Anna Blair, Vice President of Strategy, REACH. “Together, with our shared commitment to safety and quality patient care, we’ll continue to provide innovative healthcare solutions.”
About REACH Air Medical Services: REACH Air Medical Services, headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA was founded in 1987. The company provides air medical transports using helicopters and airplanes from more than 45 bases located in California, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Texas. REACH has nearly 900 employees, including highly skilled nurses, paramedics, pilots, and aircraft maintenance technicians. REACH has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Air Medical Services (CAMTS) since 1998 and is an active member of the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS).
About Care Flight: Care Flight is a non-profit, non-subsidized, self-supporting organization and is a service of REMSA (Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority). Care Flight is a pioneer in the air ambulance business. What began as a shared program between area hospitals to provide reliable, critical care services across rural Nevada has grown into a comprehensive, 24/7 transport service with skilled pilots, experienced medical professionals and state-of-the-art technology. Over the last 35 years, Care Flight has grown to include a fleet consisting of four AStar 350 B3 helicopters, a Pilatus PC-12/45 single engine airplane, and a ground critical care ambulance. Care Flight aviation and medical professionals now respond to more than 1,500 transport calls per year. Care Flight has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Air Medical Services (CAMTS) since 2002 and is an active member of the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS)
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