AirMed International's base in San Antonio has added a Nextant 400XTi medical jet to provide emergent and non-emergent patients with medical flights in addition to transporting transplant teams.
“The Nextant 400XTi has increased performance that adds to our capabilities in the region. It will join a Beechjet and two Beechcraft King Airs at the San Antonio location,” says president Denise Treadwell. “We will be able to build on our footprint, which extends to Mexico, Central America and over water to South America. From our San Antonio base, we also fly throughout the US, Canada and the Caribbean.”
The Nextant 400XTi is an improved version of the Beechjet 400 and now offers AirMed International longer range medical transport with more efficient and quieter engines and more modern cockpit avionics. The interior of the Nextant 400XTi has also been upgraded for international medical transportation by Elliott Aviation in Moline, Ill.
Treadwell continues: “We provide 24/7 patient services to many of the major hospitals in the region, including CHRISTUS Health, and additionally we fly organ procurement missions.” AirMed International is a member of the Texas Association of Air Medical Services and one of the largest providers of fixed-wing medical services in Texas.
“Fostering this partnership with AirMed International is just another example of the far reaches CHRISTUS Health will go to for the benefit of all of our patients,” says Cris Daskevich, CHRISTUS Health SVP of Maternal Services and CEO of The Children's Hospital of San Antonio. “This relationship allows us to provide timely, state-of-the-art care throughout our domestic and international ministries, insuring that all patients, regardless of location, receive consistent, quality-driven care.
“Our focus is to extend the absolute best care possible to our paediatric patients throughout our CHRISTUS Health ministries in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico and both Central and South America. For our smallest patients, who often have critical needs, time is a critical resource. This partnership with AirMed will allow us to provide care to our paediatric patients quickly in their time of need.”
With global reach, AirMed International claims to be one of the leading air medical transport companies in the world, with more than 20,000 missions in all 50 US states and over 150 countries on six continents.