Air Methods subsidiary LifeSaver has opened a new base in Evergreen, Alabama, to provide emergency air medical services to the city and surrounding area. Other Alabama counties that will be served by the base include Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Butler, Wilcox, Monroe, Clarke, Baldwin and Escambia.
The Evergreen base is located at Evergreen Medical Center and will provide air medical services to the region, responding to emergency medical calls for trauma events such as heart attacks and strokes, paediatric emergencies and other incidents. LifeSaver is staffed with highly trained trauma clinicians and pilots with years of experience in the field, as well as skilled aviation mechanics who ensure the aircraft is always safe and mission-ready.
Air Methods and LifeSaver adhere to strict COVID-19 protocols that include full PPE for crews and decontamination of the aircraft after every transport. The base is committed to treating and transporting any patient who requires care.
During missions, medical teams execute lifesaving interventions to care for patients, from providing trauma care after an accident to administering clot-busting medications after a major stroke. With the continued consolidation of hospitals and the growing number of rural hospital closures in Alabama and other states across the US, the clinical support and speed of transport is critical to ensure patients receive the best and most timely treatment possible.
“In emergency situations, minutes can be the difference between life and death,” says Amy Conner, southeast community-based system CP at Air Methods. “Air medical services ensure fast and efficient transport of patients during their greatest time of need. We are excited to bring our commitment to professional emergency air medical services to Evergreen and the surrounding counties. It is also important to us that we do not require patients to purchase memberships for our services, unlike many other air medical companies. All patients we transport are supported by our patient advocacy teams, which help them navigate post-flight insurance requirements to avoid costly out-of-pocket expenses.”