Air Evac Lifeteam Opens Air Medical Base in Lebanon, KY


Base serves residents within a 70-mile radius
Air Evac Lifeteam is increasing its emergency air medical coverage in Kentucky with a new location in Lebanon. The base, Kentucky’s 17th Air Evac Lifeteam site, is temporarily located at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport.

Dan Durham, Senior Program Director for Air Evac Lifeteam, said the base will serve residents within a 70-mile radius. Each crew consists of a nurse, paramedic and pilot. The base brings nine full-time jobs to the area, including pilots, medical crews, an aviation maintenance technician, a membership sales manager and a program director.

“This newest Kentucky Air Evac Lifeteam base will be a 12-hour operation,” Durham said. “Our crews are on duty seven days a week to provide access to a higher level of care for patients who have a life- or limb-threatening medical injury or illness. We are excited to work with local EMS agencies, first responders and hospital employees.”

Marion County Judge Executive David Daugherty said he is excited to welcome Air Evac Lifeteam to Lebanon. “We’re very rural, and having air transport capabilities is another step in advancing exceptional care,” he said. “Our patients are our neighbors, families and friends, and this helicopter is needed in our community.”
Spring View Hospital CEO Reba Celsor is happy about the partnership being formed with Air Evac Lifeteam. “This is a time saver for our patients,” Celsor said. “When we need to get someone to a higher level of care, having this service available in our community will save minutes. That means better care and better outcomes.”

The company currently operates more than 150 air medical bases in 18 states. Air Evac Lifeteam 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 flown for a life- or limb-threatening injury or illness by an AMCN participating provider have no out-of-pocket costs for the flight. Whatever the member’s insurance – or third-party insurance – pays is considered payment in full. Annual memberships start at $85.