(O’FALLON, Mo., June 19, 2019) Air Evac Lifeteam is increasing its coverage in Illinois with a new base in Madison County. Officials said the new base, which opened on June 19, will ensure even more residents in the region will have access to lifesaving emergency medical care. The base is located on the campus of Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Ill.
Jason Perry, program director for the state’s 11th Air Evac Lifeteam location, said the Madison County air medical base and crew will serve patients within a 70-mile radius.
“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,” Perry said. “We are excited to work with local EMS agencies, first responders and hospital employees.”
Anderson Healthcare President and CEO Keith A. Page welcomed the crew and base to Maryville.
“Anderson Healthcare is excited to partner with Air Evac to bring a helicopter base to our campus,” he said. “This will serve as an additional resource to those in need of emergency medical transportation in our communities.”
About Air Evac Lifeteam
Air Evac Lifeteam is the nation’s leading provider of helicopter air ambulance services. Crews, consisting of a pilot, a flight nurse and a flight paramedic, are on duty 7 days a week to respond to the scene of a medical emergency or transport patients between medical facilities. The company operates more than 140 air medical bases across 15 states. For more information, please visit Lifeteam.net.
Air Evac Lifeteam is part of the Global Medical Response family of companies. Global Medical Response, Inc. is the industry-leading air, ground, specialty and residential fire services and managed medical transportation organization. With more than 38,000 employees, we deliver compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services, in the United States, the District of Columbia and around the world. For more information, visit www.globalmedicalresponse.com.
Air Evac Lifeteam is a membership-supported air ambulance service that is part of the AirMedCare Network. AirMedCare is America’s largest air medical transport membership network, providing emergency access to the highest levels of care for its 3 million subscribers. The AirMedCare Network combines the membership programs of three leading air ambulance operators: Air Evac Lifeteam, Guardian Flight, REACH, and Med-Trans Corporation. For more information about memberships, visit www.airmedcarenetwork.com.