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A Morning Drive Turns into an Emergency Flight

When Jacob headed out in the morning, he didn’t see it coming, and his mother Christine certainly didn’t expect to receive the dreadful call. Jacob had been in a devastating car wreck and needed to be transported to the hospital by helicopter. It was a mother’s nightmare. On December...

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A Day at the Office Begins with an Urgent Call

On April 19, 2018, Myra and her husband Steve prepared for work like any other day. They both arrived to work at their usual times, Steve at 6:30 a.m. and Myra at 9 a.m., but on this morning Myra alarmingly found Steve lying on the floor, aspirating and non-responsive....

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Student Athletes Receive AirMedCare Network Protection

Some Carter County schools are taking part in an air ambulance program thanks to a local insurance agent. The program covers emergency helicopter rides for students and coaches of sports teams and guarantees no out-of-pocket costs for participating schools. The athletic site plan offered by AirMedCare Network will cover...

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California REACH Team Recognized at Cardiac Arrest Survivor Summit

Jennifer Hayes was 32 years old and pregnant with her second child (to be named Micah) when she collapsed into cardiac arrest in her home. Her husband Kyle heard her fall and attempted to arouse her to no avail. He called 911 and units from Riverside Fire Department were dispatched…...

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Advocating for the Patient

Anyone who has ever been flown for a life- or limb-threatening medical emergency can testify that the medical trauma is just the beginning. Those who survive the medical emergency are often caught off guard when their insurance companies start asking for more information or deny the medical claims all...

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An SOS from an EMS, answered by AMCN

While at work, I had a terrible headache and was unable to see. A co-worker noticed that I was in distress.  She immediately reached out to one of the EMS crews on duty and they transported me to the local hospital within minutes… Fairview Park Hospital did a CT...

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We Bring People Home When They Need It Most

When our members call us, sick or injured in a hospital far from home, we’re there for them every step of the way. We get them to the local hospital of their choice, so they can recover closer to family and friends without the burden of out-of-pocket costs related...

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An Amazing Response

The Whitehorn’s love the outdoor life and were prepared if an emergency medical event happened on one of their adventures. But what they didn’t expect was for a life-altering event to occur at home. When Lisa Whitehorn suffered a stroke, her husband knew immediately what was happening. Steve called...

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REACH Wears Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

REACH Wears Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. In an effort to show our support, REACH wore pink gloves on all of our calls during the month of October, as the pink ribbon is an international symbol of breast cancer awareness…

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Air Evac Lifeteam Celebrates Grand Opening in Pike County

Air Evac Lifeteam Celebrates Grand Opening in Pike County

Members of the healthcare, EMS, fire and law enforcement communities gathered to cut the ribbon on Air Evac Lifeteam’s new location in Louisiana, Mo. The air medical base opened on Hwy. UU in August, after relocating from Carrollton, Ill. Aaron Bradshaw, program director for the Air Evac Lifeteam base,...

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