03.30.2020 GMR, AMR Deploy to Epicenter of U.S. COVID-19 Outbreak

Hundreds of EMTs, Paramedics and Ambulances head to New York State to provide EMS support under AMR’s FEMA contract.

03.27.2020 We Need Smart Solutions to Mitigate the Coronavirus’s Impact. Here are 12.

American Ambulance Association president, Aaron Reinert, expalins how emergency responders can help beseiged hospital. His is one of 12 essays on how to respond to COVID-19.  

03.20.2020 Blood Donors Needed in the Midst of Coronavirus Outbreak

Dr. Ed Racht, Global Medical Response chief medical officer says his 38,000 EMTs paramedics and nurses are seeing an influx of coronavirus patients.

03.13.2020 Global Medical Response and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Enter Into Air Medical Network Agreement

A new multi-year agreement will provide the more than 6 million BCBSTX members with in-network access to GMR’s life-saving emergency air medical transports.

03.10.2020 Guardian Flight to Open Helicopter Base in Kenai, Alaska

Guardian Flight begins serving the Kenai Peninsula this spring.

03.09.2020 Lifeguard Ambulance Will Serve Mitchell County

In a meeting on March 2 the Mitchell County, NC, Board of Commissioners awarded a five-year contract to Lifeguard Ambulance Service, a GMR Solution, to provide EMS service to the county.

03.03.2020 CrowdRx Joins GMR to Provide Event Medical Care

Event medical company CrowdRx has joined the GMR family of companies adding its expertise in site-based medicine and resources to GMR’s reputation in the event medical arena.

03.02.2020 DeKalb County to Announce New Emergency Medical Services Hub in Brookhaven

DeKalb County, GA, authorities, the city of Brookhaven, and GMR ground company AMR will meet on Wednesday to announce a new Emergency Medical Services hub that keep their ambulances closer to north...

02.28.2020 GMR Company Selected to Implement Innovative CMS’ ET3 Pilot Program

(Greenwood Village, Colorado) — American Medical Response (AMR), a Global Medical Response (GMR) company, has been selected as a participant to implement the Centers for Medicare &...

02.27.2020 Private Medevac Company Stations New Hangar on Peninsula

GMR's Guardian Air is setting up a new helicopter hangar on the Kenai Peninsula, AK, extending services and the perks of air-medical transport memberships to the people of Soldanta, AK.

02.26.2020 GMR Develops Medical Transport Ordering App to Interface with Industry-Leading EHR

Global Medical Response’s (GMR) healthcare technology company, Access2Care, has used APIs to connect its medical transport ordering application with Epic, one of the world’s leading...

02.26.2020 IMSA Partner Global Medical Response

Last year, GMR announced its partnership with IMSA as the Official Emergency Medical Services partner of IMSA’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Michelin Pilot Challenge and Prototype...

02.26.2020 Meet Rampart — GMR Therapy Dog in Training

Rampart is one of the newest members of the Global Medical Response Therapy Dog Team. He's based out of the AMR operations in San Bernardino, CA.

02.25.2020 Global Medical Response to Acquire 2 Frasca Helicopter FTDs

GMR is acquiring two Frasca Level 7 helicopter flight training devices (FTDs) to support aviation training for Guardian Flight (Airbus H125 FTD)and Med-Trans Corporation (Bell 407GX FTD), for both...

02.20.2020 Deaconess Health and AMR First in Nation to Integrate EMR and Comprehensive Transport Solutions

EVANSVILLE, IN – Deaconess Health System and American Medical Response (AMR) are the first in the nation to integrate their EMR with AMR’s Transport OnLine Ordering System (OLOS) for...

02.19.2020 Effects of an Unwell Workforce

EMS providers often neglect their own health and welfare and lack knowledge about how to care for themselves physically, mentally and emotionally.

02.19.2020 PODCAST: Prevention Techniques for an Unwell Workforce

Recent research on EMS providers revealed concerning findings about weight, blood pressure and lifestyle choices. Head of GMR Life, Rhonda Kelly talks about preventive measures for her providers.

02.17.2020 Roger Penske Unveils Record Indy 500 purse, Improvements to Speedway

A series of new plans to boost both the Indianapolis 500 and Indianapolis Motor Speedway were unveiled and new sponsors, including Global Medical Response, were announced.

02.10.2020 National EMS Museum Displays Art of Emergency Care

NEMSM recently announced that it has received a $30,000 gift from Global Medical Response to support its upcoming "50 Yeas of California EMS" exhibition.

01.29.2020 Lynn White Receives NAEMSP Honor for Lifetime Achievements in EMS

ynn White, Director of Research and Evidence Based Practice for Global Medical Response, was recently presented with the 2020 Ronald D. Stewart Award by the National Association of EMS Physicians...

01.29.2020 UMMC Enters Air Ambulance Partnership; Med-Trans will Take Over Aviation, Billing

University of Mississippi Medical Center is partnering Med-Trans Corporation, A Global Medical Response Solution, to provide helicopters, equipment and pilots for the AirCare bases in Jackson...

01.27.2020 Ambulance Company Planning Expansion

American Medical Response, a Global Medical Response company, is entering 2020 with plans to strengthen its presence in the Grand Rapids region. The medical transportation company plans...

01.17.2020 NAEMSP® Welcomes New Leadership

GMR's Lynn White, MD, FAEMS, has been elected Professional Member-at-Large by the National Association of EMS Physicians, among other new leadership.

12.23.2019 Miami Super Bowl Host Committee Announces Five New Official Partners

Five industry leaders, including American Medical Response,a Global Medical Response Solution, have partnered with the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee as the city hosts its 11th Super Bowl...

12.10.2019 GMR to Sponsor Annual NTT IndyCar Series Road Race at IMS

GMR Grand Prix, AMR Safety Team, All Clear Foundation Join Forces with INDYCAR to Fuel Season-Long Salute to First Responders 

12.06.2019 How Air Evac Lifeteam is Helping Crews Prepare for a Pilot Incapacitation Event

Air Evac is sharing its training tools and insights with the industry so that other organizations can prepare for the rare but potentially catastrophic emergency of pilot incapacitation.

12.04.2019 Helicopter Ambulance Housed at McAllen Medical Center

Air ambulance services are back at McAllen Medical Center in Texas. South Texas Health System McAllen and South Texas Air Med teamed up to expand critical care in the Rio Grande Valley by once...

12.04.2019 Lt Gov. Josh Green Assembles Health Care Workers for Emergency Medical Mission to Samoa

Air Med International/Hawaii Life Flight, Hawaiian Airlines, The Queen's Medical Center and Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management are sending medical supplies and personnel to treat patients...

11.22.2019 Rural Metro Fire Appoints New Chief for Arizona

New Fire Chief to Oversee Pima County, Central Arizona and Yuma Operations

11.22.2019 Rural Metro Fire Captain Wins 2019 Top First Responder Award

Rural Metro Fire Department’s Captain Martin Mendez says he knew this was his calling from the first time he shadowed a firefighter as a teenager.

11.11.2019 Health Care Solutions for Rural Americans

One solution to fill the gap in rural health care is air medical services, which transport patients to critical care facilities in minutes.

11.04.2019 Memorial Hospital Enters Partnership with AMR

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has announced a new partnership agreement with American Medical Response (AMR) to provide emergency response ambulance services in the Stone County area.

11.04.2019 Player Severely Hurt Honored by Team that Saved His Life

The Air Evac Lifeteam in Muskogee reunite with patient injured in football game as part of a special ceremony honoring the high school football player. 

10.30.2019 As Fires Rage, California Refines an Important Skill: Evacuating

Eighty-six patients were moved, many within a few hours, with ambulances rapidly shuttling the majority of patients and a few helicopters transporting the most serious.

10.29.2019 AAMS Recognizes Individuals from GMR Operations

Individuals from three Global Medical Response (GMR) operations from Oregon to Virginia have been recognized for their remarkable contributions to the air medical and critical care ground transport...

10.29.2019 Midwest Aeroare Now Flying Bell 407 Helicopter

Midwest AeroCare, a Med-Trans Corporation program, recently took delivery of a medically configured Bell 407 helicopter. 

10.28.2019 Kaiser Hospital Evacuates 110 Patients From Santa Rosa

Sonoma County REACH and AMR crews, along with teams from emergency ground ambulance providers in the region participated.

10.24.2019 CAMTS Re-accredits AirMed International

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) has re-accredited AirMed International critical care transport operations through July 2022. AirMed International is a Global...

10.22.2019 American Ambulance Association Honors AMR with Two AMBYs

AMR receives awards in the Employee Programs and Community Impact Program categories.

10.17.2019 Kona Community Hospital, Hawaii Life Flight Renew 5-year Preferred Provider Agreement

The agreement confirms the hospital will call Hawaii Life Flight first for all air medical patient transports within the scope of the air medical provider’s services.

10.17.2019 Provider Profile Med-Trans Corporation

National medical transport provider Med-Trans Corporation, a GMR solution, is focused on establishing professional relationships with leading health systems, medical centers and EMS agencies.

10.17.2019 Unexpected Reunion Highlights Opening of Expo

Chief Medical Officer Ed Racht, MD, hosted a talk show-style kickoff, this year featuring three prominent guests who shared their experiences overcoming adversity.

10.16.2019 New Air Evac Facility Opens

This is the 12th Air Evac facility in Missouri. The base serves a 70-mile radius and can reach anywhere in Pike County in ten minutes. 

10.10.2019 After Ambulances in the Bahamas Were Swamped by Dorian, a New Fleet Arrives

GMR started pulling assets from Trinidad and Florida to respond to the burgeoning crisis, which included putting four of their reserve ambulances from Florida on a cargo ship to Nassau.

10.07.2019 Global Medical Response Announces Chief Human Resources Officer

Lisa Jacoba joins GMR’s senior leadership team as company plans to integrate  air and ground operations during 2020.

09.23.2019 GMR Sends Second Major Shipment of Ambulances, Medical Equipment and Supplies to Rebuild Bahamas EMS System

McKesson, ZOLL, Ferno and Direct Relief join GMR in donating much-needed  medical supplies after Hurricane Dorian. GMR donates 8 ambulances to the islands.

09.19.2019 Governor Newsom Announces Appointment of David Duncan

David R. Duncan has been appointed director of the Emergency Medical Services Authority. Duncan has been medical director and executive medical officer at Air Medical Group Holdings and REACH Air...

09.06.2019 Global Medical Response Pledges $1 Million in Relief Aid to the Bahamas

Company has established an emergency communications center and sent helicopters with much-needed medical supplies.

09.03.2019 GMR Deploys 10 Rotor Aircraft, 500 Ground Vehicles, Nearly 1800 Crew Members

As part of American Medical Response’s (AMR) FEMA contract, GMR has deployed teams and medical transportation assets to help communities in FL, GA, SC and NC. 

08.30.2019 Global Medical Response Mobilizes Nearly 1,000 Crews, Dozens of Ground and Air Assets as Hurricane Dorian Heads Towards Florida

As part of American Medical Response’s (AMR) FEMA contract, GMR is deploying hundreds of ground crews and medical transportation assets to help communities in the path of the storm...

08.23.2019 Alaska Rolls Back Air Ambulance ‘Membership Plan’ Regulations

Alaska is taking a step back from regulating the membership plans marketed by air ambulance providers.   

08.23.2019 Hometown Tours - Air Evac 1

Learn more about the lifesaving transportation provided by Air Evac Lifeteam Base 116.

08.22.2019 Mobile Stroke Unit Expands Operations

The MSU, which is operated in partnership with AMR is the only unit of its kind in upstate New York, serves as an “emergency department on wheels.”

08.09.2019 9-year-old reunites with Lee Co. first responders who saved his life

A 9-year-old reunites with the first responders that saved his and his 4-month-old brother’s lives.

08.09.2019 Air Evac Lifeteam

Seth Myers, President of Air Evac Lifeteam, discusses air ambulance services. 

08.06.2019 Health Care Solutions for Rural Americans

One solution to fill the gap in rural health care is air medical services, which transport patients to critical care facilities in minutes.

08.06.2019 MCI Preparation

In an EMS World podcast, GMR Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ed Racht about the biggest threats EMS agencies face in the event of a large-scale natural disaster and how to adequately prepare for them. 

08.05.2019 Kids Learn Valuable Emergency Skills

Emergency response medical professionals from AMR and REACH taught children how to respond to basic emergency situations.

08.05.2019 Paramedics Speak About Mental Health at EMS Symposium

EMTs and paramedics play a large role in the health of society, and in doing so, they experience and witness many traumatic things.

08.01.2019 Losing a Lifeline

“An ambulance is not a replacement for the functions of an emergency department,” said Ed Racht, chief medical officer for Global Medical Response, the parent company that provides...

07.31.2019 CAMTS & CAMTS Global Award New Accreditations & Reaccreditations

CAMTS also awarded 16 reaccreditations including Air Evac Lifeteam and AirMed International.

07.31.2019 Global Medical Response Announces Key Executive Appointments

Dr. Ed Racht, CMO and Sean Tuley, CIO, assume leadership roles.

07.30.2019 Does ALS Really Matter?

Dr. Ed Racht, GMR Chief Medical Officer, speaking at the Pinnacle EMS Conference challenges attendees to think differently about old assumptions and the meaning of ALS and BLS.  

07.29.2019 New Study Shows Americans Believe Air Ambulance Services Are a Critical Healthcare Service

The results of a new national survey of 1,240 American adults, revealing almost 90% consider air ambulances a critical service in healthcare, with 95% agreeing that these services help save lives.

07.18.2019 CAMTS Awards Full Accreditation to Air Evac Lifeteam

Seth Myers, president of Air Evac Lifeteam, said Air Evac was first accredited by CAMTS in 2008, and has earned continuous reaccreditation ever since.

07.18.2019 Emergency Medical Response Upgraded

The new contract with AMR provides Greenfield with a professional medical response and deployment plan through 2022.

07.16.2019 HFOT Partners with AirMedCare Network

Homes For Our Troops, the national non-profit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 veterans, is partnering with AirMedCare...

07.13.2019 AMR Deploys Resources in Response to Hurricane Barry Emergency Efforts

AMR will be sending resources to assist under company’s FEMA contract.  

07.09.2019 Don’t Put Private-Insurer Profits Over Patient Emergency Care

Legislation moving through the U.S. Senate is putting rural access to air medical helicopters in grave jeopardy.  

07.06.2019 GMR Companies Respond to California Earthquakes

Company sent crews to evacuate hospitals, provide backup support to local EMS. All air, ground operations remain running and fully operational.

06.27.2019 Lyft Hails New Ride Share Market As Medicaid Provider

Lyft’s announcement offers a glimpse into the expanding and lucrative opportunities for ride sharing companies.

06.19.2019 Tripping Me Up

A first-person account of an overseas medical incident and how a membership in AirMed saved the day for one patient.

06.17.2019 40 Years of Helicopter Emergency Services

The storied history and community ties were on full display at the 40th anniversary of St. Vincent Healthcare’s Helicopter Emergency Lifesaving Program.

06.03.2019 Guardian Flight to Hold Memorial Service

Guardian Flight will honor the lives lost on the last flight of N13YL at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 7.

05.31.2019 Stroke Awareness Month with the AirEvac Lifeteam

The AirEvac Lifeteam explains causes, symptoms and the care they provide when it comes to strokes. 

05.24.2019 Juncos Racing Expands Partnerships With NFP and GMR

Juncos Racing announced NFP and GMR will join the team for Kyle Kaiser’s No. 32 entry for the 103rd Running of the Indy 500 presented by Gainbridge.

05.22.2019 Anchorage Medics Class Aims to Stop the Bleed

Providence Alaska Medical Center staff shared vital first aid skills with Anchorage residents in a class focused on how to halt blood loss from major injuries.

05.20.2019 Air Evac Lifeteam Vital to Saving Lives at Navicent Health

The Medical Center, Navicent Health say they depend on helicopter teams to get trauma victims to the emergency room quickly.

05.20.2019 Dying Veteran Gets His Wish to Attend Emotional Ceremony

A dying veteran got a final chance to pay tribute to his classmate and the area’s sole casualty from the Vietnam war thanks to the Sentimental Journey program by AMR. 

05.20.2019 Kids Receive Fun Lesson About First Responders at National EMS Week Kick-off

The Air Evac Lifeteam Five flew high over the Quincy Mall to kick-off National EMS Week on Sunday. This event is to help show the public how emergency responders help in a time of need.

05.18.2019 MetroCare/AMR Continues Operations in Abilene, TX After Widespread Tornado Damage

All crew members have checked in safe. Company encourages residents across the country to heed emergency warnings.

05.17.2019 Toddler Found Alive After Three Days Missing in Kentucky Wilderness

Great team effort by AirEvac Lifeteam 116 and Lifeguard who assisted in the efforts to find and transport the toddler. Two Lifeguard employees were also on the search team that found the child.

05.16.2019 AMR Named Presenting Sponsor for NTT IndyCar Series

AMR, a Global Medical Response company, has signed on to be the presenting sponsor for the NTT IndyCar Series REV Group Grand Prix weekend of June 20-23. This year's event will be known as the...

05.16.2019 GMR and AMR Support First Responder Well-being Initiatives

Pending Connecticut legislation supports adding PTSD under worker’s compensation.

05.16.2019 REACH Air Medical Services Adding Guardian Flight to Company Operations

Integrating these two air ambulance providers presents substantial opportunities for operational synergies, which will result in increased service and enhanced care to the communities they serve...

05.13.2019 Unity Medical Center Praised for Heart Attack Response

Praise also went to Air Evac Lifeteam, which is a key method of patient transportation for those who present with a STEMI. The team at Air Evac is very important in this process. Without them and...

05.10.2019 Flight Paramedic Recognized for Longstanding Service to Medical Evacuation

Flight paramedic Kevin "Wrap" Bess marks 20 years in the medical evacuation field. He said it is a career, both rewarding in saving the lives of patients, and getting involved with the...

05.07.2019 Crash Victim Returns to Visit Rescuers

Tony Thornton wasn’t expected to survive, but he did, thanks to the efforts of emergency personnel. He went back to meet with some of those rescuers at the AirEvac facility to thank them.

05.01.2019 A Look Inside an Air Evac Helicopter

“Everything you see in this aircraft, in the small, condensed area, is what they have in the ER setting, not including all the medications we’re carrying. We’re up to 70 different...

05.01.2019 CAMTS Awards New Accreditation and Multiple Reaccreditations

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) has awarded new accreditation to one medical transport service and reaccreditation to 23 services at the CAMTS April 2019 board...

04.30.2019 Guardian Flight Acquires Sunrise Air Ambulance

Guardian Flight, a Global Medical Response company, has purchased Sunrise Air Ambulance and its four air medical transport bases in Arizona.

04.29.2019 BHS Grad Becomes First Female Pilot at MCR Hospital

It all started with a single flight lesson for Samantha Poirier, who became the first female LifeLine EMS pilot at Medical Center of the Rockies (MCR) last month.

04.26.2019 Air Evac Lifeteam Celebrates 10 Years in Logan County

Founded in rural Missouri in 1985, Air Evac is the largest independently operated emergency transport via helicopter provider in the United States, with hundreds of bases throughout dozens of...

04.26.2019 California Dispatcher Honored by IAED

Dispatcher of the Year Award recognizes Katerine McNulty for service during 2017 wildfires.

04.25.2019 Global Medical Response Announces Organizational Change

Company aligns air, ground, membership and fire operations.

04.05.2019 REACH Unveils New Base in California

REACH, a Global Medical Response solution, announces the opening of a new emergency air medical transport base in Victorville, California, which will provide emergency transport services on a 24/7...

04.03.2019 Air Medical Group Holdings Signs Purchase Agreement to Acquire Seven Bar Aviation, LLC

Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), a leading air medical transport company, has signed a purchase agreement to acquire Seven Bar Aviation, LLC (SBA).

04.03.2019 New Medevac Chopper Blessed

The ceremony was for REACH Air Medical Services and its helicopter, which began its official medevac work as new subcontractors for American Medical Response last week.

04.01.2019 New Helicopter Medevac to Service Maui County

A new Emergency Medical Services helicopter will soon provide 911 service for Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi. The helicopter will be dedicated on Tuesday, April 2, at the Maui Memorial Medical Center...

03.28.2019 Like Drivers, AMR INDYCAR Safety Team Must Learn New Tracks

The AMR INDYCAR Safety Team spent weeks planning its operations, learning the intricacies of the circuit and going over countless scenarios to ensure a safe INDYCAR classic weekend.

03.22.2019 Valley Med Flight Earns Successive NAAMTA Accreditation

Following an independent, external evaluation of administrative documentation, medical practices, and facilities, Valley Med Flight is being awarded accreditation for their fixed- and rotor-wing...

03.21.2019 A Global Medical Response with a Local Solution

Air medical transport relies on helicopters, from the H125 to twin-engine aircraft, to bring critically ill or injured people to intensive-care facilities.

03.01.2019 AMR and REACH Air Medical Services Help with Emergency County Ambulance Transition

American Medical Response (AMR) and REACH Air Medical Services announced today that the companies have successfully helped transition emergency ambulance services.

02.20.2019 Air Evac Team Visits SCKMC ER Staff

Several SCKMC emergency room workers recently had an up close and personal look at a life flight helicopter. 

02.15.2019 Fighting Opioids from the Frontline

AMR Regional Director Chris Stawasz was recognized for his leadership in coordinating the emergency medical services response to the opioid crisis in the state – and underscored the...

02.11.2019 Patients of Air Ambulance Services Need Coverage When it Counts

While many private insurers do right by their clients and cover air medical transportation at a fair rate, many pay far below the cost of the services by claiming the transport wasn’t...

02.07.2019 A Fighting Chance

Air Evac Lifeteam crew takes charge when their pilot suffers a medical emergency.

02.01.2019 Rural Metro Announces Free AirMed Benefit for Subscribers

Rural Metro Fire is proud to announce their partnership with AirMed. AirMed, a 24/7/365 Medical Air Transport company, focuses on fixed wing aircraft transportation from hospital to hospital...

01.28.2019 NAEMSP® Welcomes New Leadership

David K. Tan, MD, EMT-T, FAAEM, FAEMS, is the new president of the association. Tan is also the medical director of AMR/Abbott EMS and medical director of the Clayton Fire Department. 

01.22.2019 Global Medical Response Joins IMSA as Newest Corporate Partner

Partnership with industry leader expands IMSA’s medical support and incident response.

12.13.2018 Airbus Signs Orders for Six EMS Helicopters

REACH Air Medical Services will add three H125s and two H130s to its current fleet. 

10.25.2018 REACH Air Medical Services to acquire five new Airbus helicopters

REACH Air Medical Services will boost its life saving capabilities with the addition of five Airbus helicopters.

10.16.2018 AMGH Responds to AMR Request for Hurricane Michael EMS Deployment

AMGH companies are sending caregivers and rotor wing air assets to assist under AMR’s contract with FEMA.

10.14.2018 AMR Activates National Command Center and Deploys Emergency Response Teams for Catastrophic Hurricane Michael

AMR and network providers are deploying crews and medical transportation ground assets to assist affected communities.

09.12.2018 AMR Activates National Command Center and Deploys Emergency Response Teams for Hurricane Florence

AMR, its sister companies at AMGH and network providers are deploying crews and medical transportation ground and air assets to assist affected communities.

08.30.2018 Stormont Vail Health Finalizing Sale of Life Star

Stormont Vail Health is finalizing the sale of Life Star, the organization’s air transport service for trauma and other emergency patients, to Med-Trans Corporation (Med-Trans).

06.29.2018 REACH Air Medical Services Opens Napa Base

The new Napa base will accelerate services already available in neighboring Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake counties. The new base will operate year-round.

03.23.2018 Questions for Air Medical Group Holdings CEO Fred Buttrell

Aviation Week – March 23, 2018 AMGH CEO Fred Buttrell provides an overview of AMGH operations.

03.14.2018 AMGH and AMR Complete Transaction and Combine Under New Parent Company Global Medical Response

Greenwood Village, CO, and Lewisville, TX – Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), a KKR portfolio company, and American Medical Response (AMR) today announced the completion of a previously...