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AeroCare spreads wings through western US
AeroCare has opened its newest air medical transport bases in La Paz County and Roosevelt County, and is assuming the operations of sister company AirMed International's Las Vegas location.
Nurses Julie and Jezarae with pilot Gerry.
Read this story in our July 2023 printed issue.

Located in the town of Parker, Arizona, AeroCare’s latest base in La Paz County will provide emergency air medical transportation to La Paz Regional Medical Center, the town of Parker and the Colorado River region of Arizona, California and Nevada with a medically-configured Airbus H130. This is the first base that AeroCare, a Guardian Flight brand and Global Medical Response company, has opened in the Parker Valley area.

“The town of Parker is located at the intersection of two major transportation throughfares for Arizona and California,” says Guardian Flight air chief operating officer Jared Sherman. “The location of this base will greatly benefit residents and visitors to the Parker Valley and travellers on Arizona State Route 95 and California State Route 62 by providing emergency air medical transport for patients experiencing life-threatening illnesses or injuries.”

The company’s air medical base located in Roosevelt County is also now in service. Located at Roosevelt General Hospital (RGH) in Portales, New Mexico, it provides air medical transport services to Roosevelt County and the surrounding regions with a Bell 407 medically-configured helicopter.

“We are incredibly proud to be joining the community of Portales,” says regional director Bobby Sanchez. “Currently AeroCare will operate out of a building provided by our hospital partners at RGH, but our permanent facility should be operational in approximately one month. We look forward to strengthening our service in eastern New Mexico and west Texas and providing local hospitals, fire departments and EMS agencies with a dependable partner in patient care.”

RGH CEO Kaye Green adds: “Time is a critical factor when treating emergency conditions or trauma victims, and having AeroCare on our hospital campus allows us to offer the best positive medical outcome possible.”

AeroCare is also assuming the operations of sister company AirMed International’s Las Vegas location in a strategic move to align services under Guardian Flight’s southwest-based operations. The company will provide local and long distance air medical transportation to the Las Vegas metropolitan area with a medically-configured King Air C90.

“Las Vegas offers an abundance of care options to its residents, but it also serves as a midway point between several vital healthcare hubs on the west coast, including Los Angeles, Phoenix and Salt Lake City,” says Sherman. “By transitioning responsibilities from our sister company AirMed International, and bringing an AeroCare fixed wing asset to the area to handle both local and long distance emergency and non-emergency transports, we are increasing access to the highest levels of medical care for patients in Las Vegas and the surrounding states.”

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